Junior (2016): Gained valuable experience as a sophomore after starting in the final eight games of the season … Fit right in with The Union as it blocked for one the country's top rushing tandems ... Will continue to see increased playing time as a junior.
Sophomore (2015): Played in 10 games and started in the final eight contests of the season … The Wolf Pack eclipsed 200 yards rushing or more in six of the eight games he started … Helped pave the way for two 1,000-yard rushers in James Butler and Don Jackson, marking just the third time in program history a pair of running backs have eclipsed 1,000 yards in the same season … Helped Nevada average 210.6 rushing yards per game in the regular season, which ranked fourth in the MW and 25th in the nation … Started at left guard in Nevada’s win over New Mexico where the Pack rushed for 351 yards – the top rushing output of the Brian Polian era … Letter winner.
Redshirt Freshman (2014): Saw action in special teams in Nevada's victory over San Diego State.
Freshman (2013): Joined Nevada as a true freshman and redshirted his first full year with the Wolf Pack
A graduate of La Jolla Country Day in San Diego, Calif. ... Named to the 2012 All-Coastal League first team on offense ... Also earned first-team honors in 2011 on the defensive side of the ball for his work on the line of scrimmage ... Kusi Prep Pigskin Lineman of the Week (9/7/2012) ... Was an offensive lineman on the USA Under-19 National team in 2012.
Born Ziad Sameer Damanhoury on June 28, 1995 ... Son of Sam and Helen Damanhoury ... Is a pre-business major ... If he does not play in the NFL after his time at Nevada, he would like to work for ESPN or become an entrepreneur ... Enjoys playing Basketball and video games in his spare time, as well as go to the beach.