2012: Is one of a handful of backs vying for the starting position entering the year ... One of the strongest skills players on the team, could also serve as a short-yardage specialist.
2011: Played in 12 games with one start, which came in the season opener at Oregon ... Finished sixth on the team in rushing with 24 carries for 105 yards and an average of 4.4 yards per carry ... Best performance was nine carries for 67 yards against Idaho ...Also caught two passes for 18 yards ...Was credited with four tackles on the year.
2010: Joined the team as sophomore transfer from College of the Canyons ... Did not start but played in all 14 games as a reserve running back and also on special teams ... Carried the ball six times for 23 yards during the regular season ... Scored first career touchdown on a 20-yard pass from?Colin Kaepernick against Utah State ... Was credited with three tackles and a forced fumble on special teams.
Played one season at College of the Canyons in the Western States League.
A graduate of Valencia (Calif.) High School ... Lettered for coach Larry Muir ... Also lettered twice in track and field.
Born Nicholas Tyler Hale on Jan. 17, 1990 ... Son of Nick and Shari Hale ... Has an older sister, Alana ... Is majoring in business ... Picked Nevada because he fell in love with the campus on his visit.