Junior quarterback throws for 302 yards in the victory.
Total of 63 student-athletes from fall sports are honored for academic successes.
Public invited to public ceremony at 1 p.m. in front of student union
JUNIOR (2017) – Returns after an impressive debut last season after he took over at quarterback midway through the year … Will battle for the starting quarterback job in the fall along with David Cornwell … Has the ability to be a mobile quarterback.
SOPHOMORE (2016) – Played in 10 of 12 games during his first season with Nevada and took over the starting role for the final four games after Tyler Stewart suffered a season-ending injury … For the season he was 99-of-172 passing for 1,301 yards and threw eight touchdowns to six interceptions … A mobile quarterback who also ran the ball 49 times for 217 yards and three touchdowns, an average of 4.4 yards per rush … Saw his first action in a Wolf Pack uniform at Notre Dame (9/10) where he connected on a season-long pass with Andrew Celis that went for 68 yards … In his first piece of extended action in the Wyoming game (10/22), he threw for 300 yards and a touchdown, the first Nevada quarterback since Cody Fajardo in 2014 to throw for over 300 yards in a single game … He also recorded the first rushing touchdown of his career in the Wyoming game … He followed that up in his first career start at New Mexico (11/5) with 301 passing yards and a season-high three touchdown passes, making him the first Nevada quarterback to throw for 300 yards in back-to-back games since Cody Fajardo did so against Air Force and San Diego State in 2013 … Rushed for a season-high 12 times in the win against Utah State (11/19) and ran in for the game-tying touchdown with five seconds on the clock helping Nevada to the one-point win … Nearly notched a 100-yard rushing game in the season finale win at UNLV (11/26) when he racked up 99 yards on the ground on just nine attempts … His passing efficiently finished at 129.47 for the year, seventh-best in the conference … Threw at least one touchdown pass in five games … Letter winner.
PRIOR TO NEVADA - Attended Ventura College and earned one football letter under head coach Steve Mooshagian … In his first career game at Ventura, passed for a school-record 452 yards with five touchdowns … On the season, completed 194-of-300 passes for 2,288 yards and 21 touchdowns to just six interceptions … Was named to the All-Northern Conference first team … Helped lead the Pirates to an 8-3 record and a share of the conference title … Also ran for 279 yards and five touchdowns … Originally attended Colorado and redshirted in 2014 before transferring to Ventura College.
HIGH SCHOOL - Graduated from St. Francis High School (La Cañada, Calif.) in 2014 … Was a two-year letter winner on the football team under head coach Jim Bonds … Named the San Gabriel Valley Player of the Year by the Pasadena Star News in 2013 … Also earned first team All-CIF Southern Section and All-Mission League honors in 2013 … As a senior, accounted for 3,311 yards and 38 touchdowns while leading St. Francis to one of its best seasons in school history … Completed 189-of-342 passes for 2,882 yards and 25 touchdowns with only six interceptions, while rushing 117 times for 421 yards and 12 touchdowns … Threw for 300 or more yards on three occasions and 200 or more on eight occasions with seven multiple-TD pass games … Also was a member of the National Honor Society, was named a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete and was a four-time member of the Mission League All-Academic team.
PERSONAL - Born Tyler Frank Gangi … Son of Frank and Kathy Gangi … Has two sisters and one brother … Majoring in general business … Grandfather played UCLA and earned All-America honors in 1965 while his uncle Kevin Brown played football at Cal … Chose to attend Nevada because of the great coaches and players, as well as the support from the community.