Player Bio: UNLV: A hard-hitting defender that is one of 10 recruits from California to sign with UNLV in 2012 ... Played both defensive back and outside linebacker in high school, but is projected to play safety for the Rebels ... Last name is pronounced "Lee."
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner at Central High School under coach Casey Quinn ... Helped the Grizzlies to an 8-3 record his senior year and 7-3 as both a sophomore and junior ... Earned All-Tri-River Athletic Conference honors all three seasons on the field ... Named Second Team All-Bee from the Fresno Bee as a senior.
PERSONAL: Matt Kevin Lea was born on Sept. 23, 1993, in Fresno, CA ... The son of Kim and Kevin Lea ... Has two older sisters, Jenny and Shanda and one brother, Justin.
--Courtesy of UNLVRebels.com