October 17, 2018

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34 Henry Jussila

  • Running back
  • Grade: Freshman
  • Height: 5′9″
  • Weight: 180 lbs
UNLV: An international product who hails from Finland and looks to earn his first playing time for the Rebels at running back this fall ... Earned a spot on the fall 2013 UNLV Dean's Honor List.

2013: Redshirted season ... One of two Finnish players to suit up for the Rebels, joining senior linebacker Max Ehlert.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played on a club team while attending Mäkelänrinneteen Sports HS in Helsinki, Finland ... Played for the Helsinki Roosters ... Helped the Roosters to a national championship in 2012 while leading the league in rushing ... Named a Maple League All-Star and played for the under 19 World Development team in the 2012 International Bowl in Austin, Texas ... Was named Finland's Best Youth Football Player in 2011 and was the Maple League Rookie of the Year ... In 2010 was an exchange student at Layton Christian Academy in Utah and played football for the Eagles for one season ... Rushed for 1,296 yards and scored 16 touchdowns in nine games ... Also led the team with 64 tackles, including three sacks ... Averaged 144 yards per game, which was the highest rushing average per game in the state ... Earned 1A first team all-state honors.

PERSONAL: Henri Matti Jussilla was born Jan. 18, 1992, in Helsinki ... The son of Maarit Patama-Jussila and Olli Jussila ... Has one brother, Jere, and one sister, Erika ... His father is an assistant coach for the Helsinki Roosters.
Next Game: Football

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