December 14, 2018

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UNLV

98 Jesse Backerman

Jesse Backerman
  • Defensive end
  • Grade: Freshman
  • Height: 6′3″
  • Weight: 255 lbs
UNLV: An aggressive pass-rushing defensive end who enrolled full-time at UNLV in January and took part in his first spring practice with the Rebels ... One of 10 current UNLV players from Arizona ... A member of UNLV's Spring 2009 Football Academic Top 10 and earned a spot on the Dean's Honor List.

2008: Grayshirted after signing with the Rebels in February.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Marana HS ... Lettered three years for coach Willie Dudley ... Named a first team All-4A Sonoran Region player and second team All-Southern Arizona selection ... Paced his team with eight sacks to go with 13 pass deflections and 45 total tackles as a senior ... Helped the Tigers to a 7-4 overall record and a second straight trip to the Class 4A-I state playoffs in 2007 ... Also played baseball, lettering one year as a first baseman.

PERSONAL: Jesse Backerman was born on Nov. 29, 1990, in Glendale, AZ ... The son of Steven and Susan Backerman ... Has two brothers, Jacob and Jordan, and a sister, Emily ... Picked UNLV over Colorado State ... Has not declared a major.

-- Courtesy of UNLVrebels.com
Next Game: Men's Basketball
UNLV

  • Date/Time: Sat., Dec. 15 at 5:30 p.m. (PT)
  • Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
  • Tickets: UNLV Tickets
  • Television: ESPNU, Cox ch. 320, HD 1320