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Nevada sophomore QB Austin Kafentzis will transfer to a junior college.

This, according to Kafentzis' father, Kyle. "He thought it was best to take a step back, and then start the recruiting process over after this season. He’s worked harder than ever," the elder Kafentzis explained. "He’s got a smile on his face all of the time, and he just realizes this is his path." The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder initially joined Wisconsin as a three-star recruit in 2015, but transferred over to Nevada last summer after just one semester with the Badgers. He subsequently sat out the 2015 season due to transfer regulations.
Jul 6 - 1:51 PM

Nevada redshirt sophomore LB Marc Ma is presumed dead following a paddle board accident.

Ma and several other Nevada players were out on a paddle board excursion at Lake Tahoe on Friday when they ran into high winds approximately 1.7 miles away from shore. The group had to turn around, but Ma was separated from the pack. Following a search-and-rescue effort, officials began to focus on recovery. Ma was not wearing a life jacket on the lake. In a statement, HC Brian Polian said, "We share in their devastation and will support them in any way we can. We are thankful for the courageous efforts of search personnel."
Jun 12 - 12:39 PM

Nevada junior RB James Butler finished No. 1 in the nation with 4.13 yards after contact per attempt last year.

Butler, one of the best running backs in the nation you may not know much about yet, also finished No. 2 in elusive rating last year. On the whole, the 5-foot-9, 200-pounder rushed for 1,345 yards and 10 touchdowns and failed to top 100 yards just five times in 13 games. The offense will be built around him this fall.
Jun 9 - 7:42 PM

Rams signed Nevada DE Ian Seau.

Seau (6'2/250) spent three years at Nevada after transferring from community college, piling up 34 career tackles for loss, 18.5 sacks and eight forced fumbles. He earned first-team All-Mountain West as a senior and led the conference in sacks (10). Seau turned in a solid Pro Day, running 4.73 with a 34 1/2-inch vertical and 22 bench-press reps. Seau's athleticism falls short of NFL caliber, but he's an overachiever who wins with hustle and a surprising array of pass-rush moves. Junior Seau's nephew, Ian is a candidate to surprise.
May 6 - 3:47 PM

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


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