Bitonio, Hekking earn first-team accolades
13 sports represented in this semester's class
Fajardo, Hekking earn offensive and defensive honors, respectively.
McNeal earns first defensive honor
Senior had a career day against UNLV
2013: Returns for his senior season after producing one of the top punting seasons in school history in 2012 ... Named preseason All-Mountain West second team by Athlon ... Earned preseason All-Mountain West fourth team by Phil Steele.
2012: Emerged with one of the top punting seasons in school history ... Averaged 43.3 yards per punt, which is the fourth-best single-season ever at Nevada ... That average of 43.3 ranks second all-time in career punting average at the school ... Has two of the top 10 single-game punting performances in school history, averaging 50.0 yards per punt against Boise State and 49.3 against Arizona ... Despite appearing in all 13 games, did not record enough punts to qualify for NCAA and conference rankings ... Had a long of 63 against Boise State and then booted a 62-yarder against Arizona ... Registered eight touchbacks and had six of his punts fair-caught ... Placed 12 inside the 20-yard line and had 11 punts of 50 or more yards.
2011: Redshirted his first season after transferring from Ft. Scott Community College.
A graduate of Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College ... Part of a conference championship and national runner-up team in 2009 ... Named first-team All-American as a punter in 2010.
A graduate of Oskaloosa (Kan.) High School ... Was a four-year letterwinner in football and earned first team all-league honors as a junior and as a senior ... Also lettered three years in basketball, four years in a track and field and one year in baseball ... Went to state championships in track and field ... Was also named first-team all-conference in basketball as a junior and senior.
Born Chase Alan Tenpenny on Aug. 6, 1991 ... Son of David Tenpenny and Nancy Thomas ... Is engaged to be married to Jessica Cook ... Has an older brother, Brandon and an older sister, Lakin ... Majoring in education and wants to be a teacher and coach ... Chose Nevada because it was the best opportunity ... Lists most memorable sports moments as playing in the junior college national championship game ... Enjoys hunting and fishing in his free time ... Was primarily a defensive end throughout his football career and developed as a punter in recent years.