UNLV Rebels College Football Preview 2021: Top Players
Best UNLV Rebels Offensive Player
RB Charles Williams, Sr.
There are super seniors, and there are super-duper seniors. A whole lot of players across college football are getting a fifth season, but this is the sixth season for the 5-9, 200-pound Williams.
He ran for 763 yards and three scores as a freshman, had injury issues, ripped off over 1,200 yards with 11 scores in 2019, and struggled to get going last year. However, when he gets the ball in his hands, he’s dangerous with the toughness to handle the work.
2. WR Kyle Williams, Soph.
3. QB Justin Rogers, Jr.
4. OG Julio Garcia, Sr.
5. WR Zyell Griffin, Soph.
Best UNLV Rebels Defensive Player
DE/LB Jacoby Windmon, Jr.
The 6-2, 225-pounder might not be all that big, but he’s able to work as an end as well as a pass rushing hybrid linebacker. He finished second on the team with 39 tackles, but his real worth was a as a pass rusher, leading the team with five sacks with 6.5 tackles for loss.
2. S Bryce Jackson, Sr.
3. DE Adam Plant, Jr.
4. S Tre Caine, Sr.
5. LB Vic Viramontes, Sr.
Top Incoming UNLV Rebels Transfer
DE Connor Murphy, Sr.
The Rebels could use all the reinforcements they can get up front, and that’s where the 6-7, 270-pound Murphy comes in, The USC transfer wasn’t able to do too much in the rotation with just 19 tackles and a sack inches five years of work – he played 13 games – but now he’ll get a shot to give the UNLV line more bulk and versatility.