McNeal is team's Outstanding Defensive Player
Hekking, Seau, Gipson, Galas and Boy all named to the second team.
Taft will be the inaugural Alpha Wolf
Hekking leads the way on the first team.
Fajardo, Brock, Yates and McNeal are second-team selections
Nevada vs. UNLV - AP Photos - 10/13/12
2014: Earned second team All-Mountain West honors … Started in all 13 games on the season … One of four captains on the squad, led a young offensive line that improved as the season went on … One of nine players on the team to start in every game … Helped the Wolf Pack rank third in the Mountain West in fewest sacks allowed (20) … Behind Galas and The Union, Nevada ranked fifth in rushing (205.5) … Helped pave the way for seven 200-yard rushing efforts, including the final five games of the regular season … Started at center against UNLV where Nevada rushed for 408 yards – the second-highest rushing output by a Mountain West team this season and the highest by Nevada in the Brian Polian Era.
2013: Named to the Watch List for the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the nation's top center ... Along with Joel Bitonio, is one of two returning starters on the Union ... Battled injuries throughout the year but played in 11 games with 11 starts ... Missed the Colorado State game with injury.
2012: Emerged in fall camp to seize the starting job at center and had a breakout season, starting all 13 games for the Union ... Earned the team's Big Blocker Award for grading out the best on the offensive line in the win over UNLV ... Made his first career start in Nevada's win at Cal, where is father player and where his brother currently plays ... Helped paved the way for the nation's seventh-best rushing attack and the eighth-best total offense ... Opened holes for the nation's second-leading rusher in Stefphon Jefferson.
2011: Played in a pair of games in a reserve role for the Union.
2010: Joined the team as a true freshman and redshirted his first season at Nevada.
A graduate of Modesto (Calif.) Central Catholic High School ... Was a three-year letterman in football ... Was a three-time all-league selection ... Earned all-section honors as a junior and senior and was an all-state pick as a senior ... Was a four-year letterman in wrestling, earning section championship honors and was a state medalist.
Born Matthew Joseph Galas on Nov. 21, 1991 ... Son of Tim and Patricia Galas ... Has two older sisters, Mary Terese and Suzanne, and an older brother, Dominic ... Father played football at Cal in the 1980s and brother Dominic is currently playing at Cal ... Chose Nevada over Cal, Stanford, Washington State, San Diego State, and Army because of the explosive Pistol offense and the good fit academically ... Earning a major in community health science ... Sports hero is Jeff Saturday ... Enjoys hunting and fishing and being outdoors in his free time.