2012 Season Statistics by Game
Player Bio: UNLV: A speed-burning, versatile back out of the Lone Star State who is looking to become the first player to lead the Rebels in rushing for three consecutive seasons since Michael Morton did it in 1979-1981 ... An honors candidate who, with eight TDs in each of his first two years, is quickly moving up the school's all-time touchdown list and enters 2012 just five away from jumping into the top five all-time ... The team's returning leader in both rushing yards and receptions was named Preseason Second Team All-Mountain West by both Phil Steele's and Lindy's ... His 13 rushing TDs, 2 receiving scores and one kickoff return TD made him the first Rebel to have scored on the ground, through the air and on a return in a career since future NFL WR Henry Bailey (29 from 1991-94) ... In 2010, Cornett became the first freshman in history to lead the Rebels in rushing in a season while he tied the UNLV freshman record for TDs in a season (WR Lenny Ware with eight in 1996).
2011: Split carries with Dionza Bradford and led UNLV in rushing for the second straight season, finishing with a career-high 671 yards and a sparkling 5.6 per-carry average ... Posted his first three career 100-yard rushing efforts ... His first came in Game Three vs. Hawai'i when he finished with 106 yards on just 11 carries ... He went untouched for an 80-yard touchdown in the first quarter vs. the Warriors, which marked the longest run by a UNLV player since Darin Brightmon went 89 yards In 1989 ... Cornett's romp tied for the eighth-longest in school history ... Also reached the 100-yard mark at Air Force in Game 10 with 104 on 19 carries ... He rolled up a career-high 136 yards on just 15 attempts In Game 11 vs. San Diego State ... Cornett posted first-quarter touchdown runs of 54 and 25 yards vs. the Aztecs to mark the third multiple-score game of his career ... Tied for fourth on team in receptions with 10 for 54 yards ... Also took back six kickoffs for 202 yards, including a 95-yard KOR for a touchdown at Washington State in Game Two ... That return was the third-longest in UNLV history and the longest since 1999 ... One of 50 student-athletes that comprised the Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award, which is given annually to the most versatile player in college football ... Received Honorable Mention Preseason All-MW from Phil Steele's.
2010: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 13 games, including starting six at tailback ... Became the first freshman ever to lead UNLV in rushing in a season by posting 546 net yards on 144 carries ... As a rookie he became the first UNLV RB to earn a MW Player of the Week nod since Frank "The Tank" Summers in 2007 ... Named MW Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 15 after becoming the first Rebel since 1994 to score four touchdowns in a game, which also tied the school record ... His three rushing scores and one receiving TD highlighted the Rebels' 42-16 win over Wyoming ... He netted 70 yards on the ground to go with 12 through the air as he scored in all four quarters of the victory ... Made his first career start at West Virginia and his day included a 45-yard rush ... Also scored his team's only touchdown vs. the Mountaineers with a six-yard scoring reception from Caleb Herring in the fourth quarter ... Started vs. TCU and then the team's final four games (Wyoming, AFA, SDSU and Hawaii) ... Posted team's longest rushing TD of the season with a 46-yard scamper in a victory over New Mexico ... Finished with 74 yards on 17 carries at CSU ... A career-high 24 carries netted 69 yards vs. Air Force ... Also excelled at receiving out of the backfield ... Ranked fifth on the squad with 13 total receptions for 98 yards and a pair of scores ... Finished second on the team with a kickoff return average of 23.8 yards on 14 attempts ... Returned a kickoff 58 yards vs. UNR.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of North Shore HS ... A three-star recruit according to Rivals after putting up gaudy prep numbers ... Turned in a huge senior season in his only varsity action under coach David Aymond ... Averaged a staggering 10.32 yards per carry for the Mustangs ... Carried the ball 152 times for 1,569 yards and 13 touchdowns ... Added 15 catches for 97 yards out of the backfield ... Earned all-district honors ... Started an impressive three-game explosion with 159 yards and two touchdowns against Cypress Falls HS ... Followed that up by running for an eye-popping 354 yards and four scores on just 17 carries in a 44-34 victory over La Marque HS ... Capped the trio of games with 166 yards and two TDs against perennial Texas power Southlake Carroll HS ... Put up 174 yards against Channelview HS and 188 yards against Lee HS ... The 188 yards were part of three straight games over the century mark to end his prep career ... A major reason the Mustangs went 8-4 and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs ... A two-year letterwinner in track and field, competing in the 100 meters and the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.
PERSONAL: Timothy Cornett was born on April 28, 1992, in Houston, TX ... The son of Sharonda White and Keenan Sneed ... Has two brothers and two sisters ... Has not declared a major.
--Courtesy of UNLVRebels.com