Wolf Pack's season opener is Saturday at newly renovated Memorial Stadium in Berkeley.
2012: Expected to provide depth and compete for playing time on the defensive front after redshirting in 2011.
2011: Joined Nevada as a transfer from College of the Sequoias and redshirted his first season.
Played one season at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Calif. ... Was a second-team all-league selection after leading the team with 85 tackles, including seven sacks ... Earned an associate's degree.
A graduate of Exeter (Calif.) Union High School ... Was a three-sport standout, lettering in football, wrestling and track and field ... Was first-team all-league as a junior and senior ... Named second-team all-county as a senior ... Recorded 89 tackles with nine sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior.
Born Tyler Ladd Houk on Jan. 8, 1991 ... Son of Jeff Houk and Sandi Bennett ... Majoring in marketing ... Came to Nevada because of campus atmosphere and the academic and athletic opportunities ... Lists sports hero as Arizona State wrestler Anthony Robles ... Enjoys playing video games, listing to music and spending time with friends.