Has been named to the Watch Lists for the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award ... Was named to the Preseason All-Mountain West ... Has started all 40 games of his collegiate career ... Along with tackle Jeff Nady, forms one of the most dominant guard-tackle combinations on the West Coast Named to Preseason All-MW First Team by College Football Madness ... Named to Preseason All-MW Team by the Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook ... Named to Preseason All-MW First Team by the Athlon Sports ... Named to Preseason All-MW First Team by the Phil Steele ... Named to Preseason All-MW First Team by Lindy's.
Earned first-team All-WAC honors as he has firmly established himself as one of the top linemen in the conference ... Started all 12 games during the regular season plus the bowl game and has now started all 40 games of his collegiate career ... Earned three Basalite Big Blocker Awards for his dominating play against San Jose State, New Mexico State and Hawaii ... Was also the team's co-offensive player of the week after the win against New Mexico State ... Was the anchor on an offensive line that paved the way for the fifth-best offense in the nation ... Was voted a team captain by his teammates, marking a rare time in which a junior is voted captain at Nevada ... Was named to the preseason All-WAC team by Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook ... 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 ... Named preseason first-team All-WAC by The Sporting News ... Named preseason first-team All-WAC by CBSSports.com.
Earned second-team All-WAC honors after a strong sophomore campaign ... Solidified his position as one of the best young linemen on the West Coast ... Earned four Basalite Big Blocker Awards during the season ... Was a dominant presence on an offensive front that led the way for one of the nation's top offenses.
Made first collegiate start at Notre Dame and went on to start all 12 regular season games and the bowl game for "The Union" ... Named by Phil Steele Publications to the third team of the All-Freshman Team nationally ... Earned his first career Basalite Big Blocker award for his play in a victory at Utah State.
Redshirted his first season at Nevada.
A graduate of Etiwanda (Calif.) High School ... Was a three-year letterman in football for coach Steve Bryce ... Helped team to a Baseline League championship as a senior in 2007 ... Was named the school's athlete of the year ... Earned first-team all-league honors as an offensive and defensive lineman ... Also named first-team All-CIF, All-Inland Valley and All-County.
Born Christian Anthony Barker on Aug. 3, 1990 in Covina, Calif. ... Son of Shatana Barker and Anthony Barker ... Has two older sisters, Diamond and Tashawna ... Majoring in criminal justice ... Cousin Richette Jones plays football at Oklahoma State ... Cousin Manuel Wright played football at USC ... Picked Nevada because of the program and location ... Was also recruited by Oregon State and Utah State ... Lists sports heroes as Kimbo Slice and Kobe Bryant ... Enjoys working out in his free time.