Daily Wolf Pack report from the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Second-year coach Brian Polian details the team's progress
Senior is Nevada's leading returning receiver.
Hekking leads the way on the first team.
Fajardo, Brock, Yates and McNeal are second-team selections
Nevada vs. Air Force (USATSI)
Nevada defeats San Jose State 21-10; photos by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Nevada plays at home against San Diego State
Nevada football takes on Wyoming at home
Nevada vs Hawaii
2014: Played in all 13 games with 12 starts at wide receiver … Became Cody Fajardo’s favorite target and led the team in receptions … Caught 63 passes for 587 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 9.3 yards per catch … Ranked seventh in the Mountain West in receptions per game (4.8) … Averaged 9.1 yards per punt return, ranking third in the conference, after returning 18 punts for 163 yards … At the end of the regular season, ranked ninth in program history in career receptions (179) after becoming the 15th player in program history to reach 2,000 yards receiving … Corralled in five balls for 46 yards in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl … Caught a season-high nine receptions on three occasions – Southern Utah, Colorado State and BYU – and posted four or more receptions in seven games … Caught seven passes for a season-high 99 yards at Arizona … Had a season-long punt return of 28 yards in victory over San Diego State … Caught a touchdown pass against Colorado State, BYU, San Diego State and UNLV.
2013: Had a strong junior season, catching 61 passes for 755 yards and four touchdowns on the year ... Played in all 12 games with 10 starts and caught at least one passes in 11 games on the year ... Was second on the team (behind Brandon Wimberly) in receptions, yards and touchdowns ... Recorded three 100-yard performances, with 136 against UC Davis, 111 against San Diego State and 149 against UNLV ... Caught a touchdown in all three of those games and his fourth score of the year was against Air Force ... Named preseason All-Mountain West fourth team by Phil Steele.
2012: Played in all 13 games with 10 starts and emerged as one of the best receivers on the team ... Was second on the team in catches (60) and yards (752) ... Was tied for third on the team in receiving touchdowns with three ... Caught at least two passes in every game except for Air Force when he was held without a reception ... Had a career-long 71-yard reception against Wyoming ... Caught a 44-yard strike from Devin Combs with 1:18 to play against Wyoming to tie the game and force overtime, where Nevada won ... Hauled in a 47-yard TD pass from Combs during Nevada's come-from-behind win at UNLV ... Had one rush for 27 yards ... First career 100-yard game was against Wyoming where he had seven catches for 150 yards ... Caught six passes for 96 yards and a touchdown in the New Mexico Bowl against Arizona.
Played one season at Fullerton (Calif.) College ... Earned first-team all-league honors in his only season.
A graduate of Los Alamitos (Calif.) High School ... Earned first-team all-league and all-CIF honors ... Was a four-year letterwinner.
Born Richard James Turner on Aug. 4, 1993 ... Son of Michela Leytham and Richard Turner ... Has a brother, Corey, and a sister, Lauren ... Goes by "Richy" ... Majoring in communication studies ... Chose Nevada over Colorado, Colorado State, Utah State and Wyoming ... Sports heroes are Darrelle Revis and DeSean Jackson ... Favorite sports memory is a four-touchdown performance in a national TV game in a victory over against Edison High School.