2014: Missed spring drills after battling a serious infection.
2013: Joined the team as a true freshman and redshirted his first full season with the program.
A graduate of Galena High School ... Was a three-year letterwinner in football and also lettered in track and field, baseball and basketball ... Was part of a league championship team as a senior in 2012 ... Earned second-team All-League honors ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and earned an academic-athlete award.
Born Tucker McKenna Melcher on Oct. 21, 1994 ... Son of Bubba and Tracy Melcher ... Has a younger brother and a younger sister ... His father played tight end at Nevada and was a four-year letterwinner (1978-81) ... Uncle played defensive end at UNLV ... Picked Nevada because it has been his dream to play here since the second grade.