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Tommy Rowland was a Star Defensive Tackle/End for the University of Nevada Las Vegas from 1968-1971. He played pro football two years with the Las Vegas Casinos (1972-1973).
He started every game in his four-year career at UNLV, led the team in tackles in 1969 (125) and 1971 (134) from the defensive line, recorded 37 career sacks, and was named MVP of the Defense in 1970 and 1971.
He was invited to NFL camp by the Minnesota Vikings and played entire pre-season. He was offered a free agent contract by the New York Jets in 1975.
The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings joined the National Football League (NFL) as an expansion team in 1960, and first took the field for the 1961 season. The team competes in the National Football Conference (NFC) North division.
The New York Jets are a professional American football team located in the New York metropolitan area. The Jets compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) East division. The team is headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey. In a unique arrangement for the league, the Jets share MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey with the New York Giants. The franchise is legally and corporately registered as New York Jets, LLC.
He was elected into the UNLV Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994. He was elected into the Arvin High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010. Was elected into the Southern Nevada Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2011 as a coach.
Arvin High School is located in Arvin, Kern County, California, USA and is part of the Kern High School District.
Jerry Tarkanian was an American basketball coach. He coached college basketball for 31 seasons over five decades at three schools. He spent the majority of his career coaching with the UNLV Runnin' Rebels, leading them four times to the Final Four of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, winning the national championship in 1990. Tarkanian revolutionized the college game at UNLV, utilizing a pressing defense to fuel its fast-paced offense. Overall, he won over 700 games in his career, and only twice failed to win 20 games in a season. Tarkanian was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.
The Fremont Cannon is the trophy awarded to the winner of the Battle for Nevada, an American college football rivalry game played annually by the Nevada Wolf Pack football team of the University of Nevada, Reno (Nevada) and the UNLV Rebels football team of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The trophy was built in 1970 and is a replica of a 19th-century Howitzer cannon that accompanied American explorer and politician John C. Frémont on an expedition to the American West and Nevada in the mid 19th century. The original cannon had been abandoned, due to heavy snows, in the Sierra Nevada in 1843. The replica cannon was originally fired following a touchdown by the team in possession of the cannon, it has been inoperable since 1999. The wooden carriage is painted the school color of the team in possession, navy blue for Nevada or scarlet for UNLV. The trophy is the heaviest and most expensive in college football. Since 2012, the game is also part of the Governor's Series, the series of athletic competitions between the two schools.
Ryan Quinlan Claridge is a former NFL linebacker. He played for the New England Patriots in the 2005 season, but was released early during 2006 training camp. He played college football at UNLV and is currently the linebackers coach at Liberty High School in Henderson, Nevada.
John Alexander Robinson is a former American football player and coach best known for his two stints as head coach of the University of Southern California (USC) football team and for his tenure as head coach of the NFL's Los Angeles Rams (1983–1991). Robinson's USC teams won four Rose Bowls and captured a share of the national championship in the 1978 season. Robinson is one of the few college football head coaches to have non-consecutive tenure at the same school. In 2009, he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Marvin Kevin Thomas is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. high school football player at Foothill High School in Sacramento, California and a college football. He was a standout two-year letterwinner as DB and wide receiver in high school. Recorded five interceptions as senior and three as junior. Named first team all-conference as senior as well as being the team?s defensive MVP. Tabbed second team All-Metro as a DB. A top return man who had four punt returns for scores in 1996. Helped Mustangs to a 12-1 record. Also a two-time all-league small forward on basketball team. In 2015 he was Inducted to Foothill High School Hall of Fame for basketball, football. A player at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Named 2001 Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year after establishing school records with seven interceptions and three returned for TDs. In 1999, intercepted five passes and set school record with 24 pass breakups. Known mostly for his role in the greatest play in school history. Scooped up a fumble in his own end zone and returned it 100 yards to beat Baylor 27-24 on the final play of a 1999 game. Thomas started in 46 consecutive games for the Rebels and amassed 14 interceptions, second only to Marlon Beaver's 17 picks. He was a three time MWC first team selection as well as the conference's defensive player of the year his senior season. His 68 pass breakups easily tops the NCAA career record. Inducted into UNLV’s Hall of Fame in 2012. Nevada. Thomas was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the 6th round of the 2002 NFL Draft.
The UNLV Rebels football program is a college football team that represents the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The team is currently a member of the Mountain West Conference, which is a Division I Bowl Subdivision conference of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). The program which began on September 14, 1968, is coached by former Bishop Gorman High School head coach, Tony Sanchez. The team's home games are played at Sam Boyd Stadium in Whitney, Nevada.
Robert Lawrence Hauck is an American college football coach. He is the head football coach at the University of Montana, a position he held from 2003 to 2009 and resumed before the 2018 season. Hauck was also the head football coach at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) from 2010 to 2014. During his first stint as head coach at Montana, Hauck led the Grizzlies to seven Big Sky Conference titles and postseason berths in as many seasons, including three national championship game appearances. In 2013, following three losing seasons at UNLV, Hauck led the Rebels to their first winning season since 2000.
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels is an NCAA Division I men's basketball team who play at the Thomas & Mack Center in the Las Vegas suburb of Paradise, Nevada, United States. As of 2009, UNLV has the fourth-highest winning percentage (.712) in Division I history, ranking behind Kentucky, North Carolina and Kansas, but ahead of UCLA and Duke. UNLV is 33–19 all-time in the NCAA tournament with a 63.5 winning percentage. In July 2008, ESPNU named the program the eighth most prestigious collegiate basketball program in the nation since the 1984–85 season.
Edward Michel Khayat is a thirty-five year National Football League veteran, ten years as a player and twenty-five as a coach. He was a starting defensive tackle for the victorious Philadelphia Eagles in the 1960 NFL Championship Game and later their head coach in 1971 and 1972. He has been inducted into six Halls of Fame. Currently he serves on the Former Players Board of Directors of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA).
Hernandez James "Hunkie" Cooper is a former American football receiver and linebacker who played for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League until his retirement in 2005. He is currently the wide receivers coach for the San Diego State Aztecs football team. He is a two time recipient of the Ironman of the Year award and was voted league MVP in 1993.
The UNLV Rebels are the intercollegiate athletics teams that represent the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The Rebels compete in the NCAA Division I as a member of the Mountain West Conference. The school's colors are scarlet and gray.
The Nevada Wolf Pack football program represents the University of Nevada, Reno in college football. The Wolf Pack competes in the Mountain West Conference at the Football Bowl Subdivision level of the NCAA Division I.
Frank D’Amelio is a former U.S. soccer defender who played one season in the North American Soccer League, one in the American Soccer League and the 1980–1981 indoor NASL season. He later coached for over two decades on the collegiate, high school and youth club levels.
The 2010 UNLV Rebels football team was the 43rd varsity football team to represent the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Rebels played in the Mountain West Conference, and compete each season against the remaining eight members of the conference and one permanent interstate rival: UNR. The Rebels played a 13-game schedule due to their non-conference road game at Hawaiʻi. The Rebels also had non-conference games against Wisconsin and at Idaho and West Virginia. Bobby Hauck was in first season as the head coach of the Rebels football program, having previously coached at the University of Montana. The Rebels played their home games at Sam Boyd Stadium in East Las Vegas, Nevada.
Willis "Coach I" Ireland was an American college football and baseball coach in Nevada. He was the first head coach of the UNLV Rebels football team, UNLV athletic director and founder of the Battle for the Fremont Cannon. Additionally, he was head baseball coach at the University of Nevada, Reno.
The 2004 UNLV Rebels football team represented the University of Nevada, Las Vegas during the 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season. UNLV competed as a member of the Mountain West Conference (MW) and played their home games at Sam Boyd Stadium in Whitney, Nevada. They were coached by John Robinson, who retired from coaching at the end of the season.
Joe Kristosik is a former American football player. After graduating from Bishop Gorman High School in Summerlin, Nevada, he entered the working world as a door-to-door salesman and a valet before enrolling at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He was a walk-on to the UNLV Rebels football team and, after a redshirt season in 1994, he became the starting punter for the Rebels from 1995 to 1998. As a senior, he led the NCAA with an average of 46.2 yards on 76 punts. His average of 46.2 yards per punt was, at the time, the second-highest in NCAA history for a punter with at least 75 career attempts. Kristosik was a consensus first-team selection for the 1998 College Football All-America Team. He was inducted into the UNLV Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.
Anthony Phillip Sanchez is the head coach of the UNLV Rebels. Sanchez was hired by the Rebels on December 8, 2014. He was previously the head football coach at Bishop Gorman High School.
Thomas N. Wiesner, also known by his nickname "Big Dog", was an American politician and businessman. Wiesner initially played football for the Wisconsin Badgers from 1959 to 1961, before moving to Las Vegas in 1963. Seven years later, at the age of 31, he became the youngest person to be elected to the Clark County Commission. Wiesner served two terms before losing re-election in 1978. Wiesner was also an owner of the Marina Hotel, which later became the MGM Grand resort.
Freddie Banks is an American former collegiate and professional basketball player. Banks attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is a member of the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame. Banks was the first pick of the second round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons.