Honors candidate who will be a leader on the defensive side of the ball in his final season at Nevada ... Enters his senior year ranked ninth in both career tackles for loss (14.5) and career sacks (8.0) after a breakout season last year as a junior ... Named preseason first-team All-WAC by Athlon Sports ... Named preseason first-team All-WAC by Phil Steele ... Named preseason first-team All-WAC by Lindy's.
First Team All-Western Athletic Conference in 2011...Started and appeared in all 13 games...team and conference leader in tackles for loss with 18.5 and sacks (10.0)...had 66 total tackles and 6 passes broken up from his defensive tackle position.
Emerged as a pivotal member of the defense with a standout performance in his first year as a starter ... Started all 14 games at one of the tackle spots ... Was credited with 50 tackles on the year and was second on the team with 14.5 TFLs and 8.0 sacks ... Total TFL yardage was 72 yards ... Set career high with six tackles against UNLV and then matched that at Hawaii ... Had a monster game against New Mexico State with 4.0 tackles for loss, including a pair of sacks ... Recorded four stops including a sack in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl win over Boston College.
Played in all 13 games and was a strong presence off the bench for Nevada's defensive front ... Won the team's Blackout Award and named the Outstanding Special Teams Player ... Recorded 21 tackles on the season, including a career-high four stops at New Mexico State ... First career sack was for a 3-yard loss at Utah State ... Notched a tackle in 10 of the 12 games during the regular season.
Played in 11 games and was a valuable reserve on the defensive front ... Recorded 11 tackles on the year including one for a loss at Missouri ... Forced a fumble against New Mexico State ... Career-high three tackles came against Utah State.
A graduate of Yucaipa High School in Yucaipa, Calif. ... Was a three-year letterman in football and also lettered twice in basketball and once in track and field ... Was a team captain in all three sports ... Was a first-team all-league selection and was named the CBL athlete of the year ... Was on the honor roll all four years.
Born Brett Alexander Roy on March 19, 1989 in Upland, Calif. ... Son of Cindy and Donald Roy ... Has an older sister, Brittany ... Plans on majoring in speech communications.
- Nevada Pro Day: Versatile defender Brett Roy also boasted a significantly improved time in the 40-yard dash. Roy, who signed with Nevada as a safety then moved to linebacker, then defensive end as he gained weight and eventually moved inside to defensive tackle, participated in linebacker drills, himself. Roy was clocked between 4.86-4.90 in the 40-yard dash Wednesday after his fastest time in Indianapolis was a 5.0 at 6-3, 275 pounds. Unlike Johnson and Marshall, each of whom fared well in positional drills, Roy's inexperience was obvious as he struggled with balance when changing directions while going through linebacker tests. Among the heavy-hitters attending Nevada's workout were a trio of College Scouting Directors -- Green Bay's John Dorsey, Oakland's Jon Kingdon and Philadelphia's Anthony Patch. Also present were Philadelphia's and Miami's linebackers' coaches Mike Caldwell (Eagles) and George Edwards (Dolphins). - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
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