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Former Penn State graduate RB Akeel Lynch will transfer to Nevada.

Lynch was one of a number of departures for Penn State this offseason, including early draft entrants, transfers and coaching changes. If Lynch returned to Penn State he would have worked behind Saquon Barkley, who emerged as one of the top runners in the nation as just a freshman. Lynch will be eligible to play immediately.
Feb 3 - 11:20 AM

Nevada edge rusher Ian Seau won the Golden Helmet Award (team MVP).

Seau was named first-team All-Mountain West this past season, so no surprise that he also scooped up MVP honors from the Wolf Pack. The 6-foot-3, 250-pound nephew of late Chargers great Junior Seau recorded 43 tackles (18.5 for loss), 10 sacks and a mouthwatering five forced fumbles over the course of the 2015 campaign. He'll be playing in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday as he looks to boost his draft stock.
Jan 21 - 8:52 PM

Penn State graduate RB Akeel Lynch will transfer.

Lynch will graduate this spring, meaning he's eligible to play immediately at another FBS school. As a redshirt sophomore in 2014, he posted 678 rushing yards. Lynch was forced to cede starting duties to true freshman Saquon Barkley (1,076 yards) this fall, setting the stage for the former's exit.
Jan 14 - 1:03 PM

Nevada senior DE Lenny Jones accepted an invite to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

During the 2015 campaign, Jones recorded 48 tackles (12.5 for loss), seven sacks and four pass breakups. The 6-foot-3, 279-pound senior's registered 19 sacks for his career, good for fifth all-time in Wolf Pack history and 15th among active FBS players. His nice work this past season earned him second-team All-Mountain West honors.
Jan 11 - 10:03 PM

Nevada senior edge rusher Ian Seau accepted an invite to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

If the last name rings familiar, it's because Seau's the nephew of the late Junior Seau. The 6-foot-3, 250-pound senior earned first team All-Mountain West honors this past season. Including bowl action, he racked up 43 tackles (18.5 for loss), 10 sacks and five forced fumbles. In late December, CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang called Seau a "proven playmaker" who excels at anticipating the snap count.
Jan 10 - 3:36 PM

Nevada senior RB Don Jackson accepted an invitation to the NFLPA Bowl.

Jackson is coming off a successful campaign, rushing 221 times for 1,029 yards and eight touchdowns while becoming the 19th player in school history to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards in a single season. He finished his Wolf Pack career with 520 carries for 2,318 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Source: NFLPA Bowl
Jan 8 - 6:06 PM

Nevada sophomore RB James Butler rushed for 189 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries in Tuesday's 28-23 win over Colorado State in the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl.

Butler's first score was a 77-yard scamper in the second quarter, but it was his second touchdown of the game that essentially sealed the Wolf Pack victory. Following a field goal by Colorado State with 3:40 remaining in the contest, Nevada drove the field and capped it all off with a four-yard scoring run by the 5-foot-9, 200-pound sophomore. He averaged a robust 7.9 YPC in the win. Butler finishes out the 2015 campaign having rushed for 1,345 yards and 10 touchdowns. He failed to rush for at least 100 yards just five times in 13 games.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 11:20:00 PM

Nevada senior edge rusher Ian Seau is a "proven playmaker whose explosive burst off the ball is sure to intrigue scouts," CBS Sports' Rob Rang observes.

The former Kansas State transfer had a solid season for the Wolf Pack in 2015, posting 15.5 tackles for loss, nine sacks and four forced fumbles, earning First Team All-Mountain West honors. The 6-foot-2, 255-pound Seau comes from great bloodlines, as he's the nephew of the late NFL star linebacker Junior Seau. Rang adds that Seau "anticipates the snap well and fires past would-be blockers consistently."
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 03:37:00 PM

Nevada HC Brian Polian said that there was "no leadership" in Saturday's 28-21 loss to Wyoming.

Said Polian, "There was no leadership. [The seniors] were not vocal enough. There were not enough people emotionally invested in the game player-wise. It’s the first time all year I felt that way." Nevada has just 12 seniors on the team, ninth fewest in the FBS land. "They have to follow each other and bring each other along, and personally I didn’t think that happened on Saturday." In a bit of poetry, Wyoming--who defeated Nevada on Saturday--only has eight seniors.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 07:10:00 PM

Nevada starting junior WR Brayden Sanchez will miss the season due to a torn ACL.

Sanchez is a starting Z receiver. He was injured against UC Davis after catching two passes for 27 yards. Sophomore Wyatt Demps will now play with the first team. A medical redshirt designation is likely for Sanchez.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 02:00:00 PM

Penn State sophomore RB Akeel Lynch rushed 10 times for 78 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's loss to Temple.

Lynch was the most effective offensive player in the ugly loss. So it figures that he received just 10 carries. He busted out for a 42-yard touchdown run in the first quarter in which the offensive line opened up a large enough hole that he was never touched. This would be the highlight of the game for the Nittany Lions. Last season, the 6-foot, 195-pound back rushed for 678 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 4.6 YPC.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 07:25:00 PM

Nevada named redshirt junior Tyler Stewart as the school's starting QB.

Nevada faces UC-Davis in their season opener. Stewart was competing with freshman Hunter Fralick, and head coach Brian Polian said Stewart's experience put him over the top. That experience is more connected to Stewart's time in the program and not real game action, as his actual live playing time is sparse. Polian, who previously said both quarterbacks would play in the opener, is now standing behind Stewart as his lone quarterback.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 11:03:00 AM

Nevada senior edge rusher Ian Seau "projects to 3-4 'backer in the pros," says NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

With the Wolfpack, the 6-foot-2, 255-pound Seau plays defensive end, though he's going to have to move a level back in the pros. Ian is the nephew of late NFL star linebacker Junior Seau. "His skill set is not reminiscent of his uncle's, but Seau has enough get-off and bend to be selected in the third or fourth round as a pass rusher," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 10:37:00 PM

Former Wisconsin freshman QB Austin Kafentzis transferred to Nevada.

The ABC affiliate in Salt Lake City broke the story, adding that the quarterback "hopes to compete for the starting job this fall." We aren't sure if that will be possible, as Kafentzis is an early enrollee who spent one semester in Madison and will be a true freshman this fall. Nevada head coach Brian Polian says the Pack will seek an immediate eligibility waiver from the NCAA, though we aren't sure on what grounds he will argue.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 04:55:00 PM

Nevada redshirt junior WR Hasaan Henderson will return to the field in 2015 following a head/spinal concussion.

Henderson suffered the injury against Air Force and missed the final three contests of 2014. The 6'5/220 lbs receiver obviously offers a unique frame for the position and is listed as a starter at one of three receiver positions. The former quarterback conversion recorded 74 catches for 905 yards and five touchdowns in 22 games.
Mon, Jun 1, 2015 02:44:00 PM


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