Player Bio: UNLV: A highly decorated prep player who appeared all over the field in high school but is lining up as a linebacker for the Rebels ... Looks to earn his first playing time this fall ... Name is pronounced "BONE-ah-pels."
2008: An invited walk-on who redshirted his first season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Silverado HS in Victorville, CA ... A three-year letterman and started the most varsity games in program history ... Played both sides of the ball for the Hawks at LB, TE, RB and QB ... Named 2007 Desert Sky League Defensive MVP as a LB ... Earned All-CIF, all-county, all-area and all-league honors as a senior ... Also all-league as a TE as a junior ... Competed for the North team in the High Desert All-Star Game in April of 2008.
PERSONAL: Dominic N. Bonetpels was born on March, 1988, in Chino, CA ... The son of Linda Opice and Joseph Bonetpels ... Has an older brother, Joseph, and sister, Christina ... His uncle, Randy Rizo, was a defensive tackle at UNLV from 1974-78 ... Majoring in physical education.