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June 22, 2021

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69 Brett Boyko

  • Offensive Line
  • Grade: Senior
  • Height: 6′7″
  • Weight: 310 lbs
UNLV: An already highly decorated honors candidate who heads into his senior season as a team leader and pro prospect ... Will again man the left tackle position this fall ... Listed among the Top-10 NFL Talent in the Mountain West by Lindy's ... Named the conference's "Best Pass Blocker" by Lindy's ... A preseason First Team All-MW selection by Phil Steele's, Lindy's and Athlon ... Phil Steele's ranked him as No. 24 offensive tackle in the nation ... One of two players, along with Devante Davis, to represent UNLV at the 2014 Mountain West Media Days in Las Vegas ... Currently one of three on the roster, he was the first Canadian to join the Rebel football program since British Columbia native Andre Dubiellak lettered as a receiver in 2000-01 ... Converted to O-line in college after playing defensive line and quarterback in high school ... A top student who is already a three-time Academic All-Mountain West honoree and a member of the UNLV Dean's Honor List for Spring 2014 ... Last name is pronounced "BOY-ko."

2013: Started all 13 games at left tackle and allowed just one QB sack during the regular season ... Named Second Team All-MW to become the first Rebel blocker to earn first or second team all-league since Joe Critchfield in 2004.

2012: Played and started in just four games (Minn., NAU, LTU and UNR) during the season while battling injury ... Missed most of the action after earning Preseason First Team All-Mountain West from Lindy's, second team from Athlon and third team from Phil Steele's ... Lindy's named him "Best Pass Blocker" in the conference heading into the season.

2011: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by starting every game at left tackle, including making his collegiate debut at No. 10 Wisconsin in the season opener ... Named Second Team Freshman All-America by Phil Steele's as well as Honorable Mention Freshman All-America from College Football News and Honorable Mention All-MW from the conference.

2010: Redshirted season.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of St. Joseph HS ... A three-year letterwinner under coach Darin Wist ... Lettered his sophomore and junior seasons at defensive end before ending his prep career as the Guardians' starting quarterback in 2009 ... Also lettered three times in basketball.

PERSONAL: Brett William Harry Boyko was born Aug. 4, 1992, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ... The son of Pat and Rob Boyko ... Has an older brother, Ryan, and a younger brother, Nic ... Earned his degree in psychology and is currently pursuing a second bachelor's degree in public administration.