Player Bio: UNLV: An already highly decorated sophomore honors candidate who is one of five returning starters along the Rebel front this fall ... Will again man the left tackle position and earned Preseason First Team All-Mountain West from Lindy's, second team from Athlon and third team from Phil Steele's ... Lindy's named him "Best Pass Blocker" in the conference heading into the season ... The first Canadian to join the Rebel football program since British Columbia native Andre Dubiellak lettered as a receiver in 2000-01 ... Converted to O-line in college after playing defensive line and quarterback in high school ... One of 13 UNLV football players named to the 2011 Academic All-Mountain West team ... Last name is pronounced "BOY-ko."
2011: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by starting every game at left tackle, including making his collegiate debut at No. 10 Wisconsin in the season opener ... Named Second Team Freshman All-America by Phil Steele's as well as Honorable Mention Freshman All-America from College Football News and Honorable Mention All-MW from the conference.
2010: Redshirted season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of St. Joseph HS ... Was a three-year letterwinner under coach Darin Wist ... Lettered his sophomore and junior seasons at defensive end before ending his prep career as the Guardians starting quarterback in 2009 ... Also lettered three times in basketball.
PERSONAL: Brett William Harry Boyko was born on Aug. 4, 1992, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ... The son of Pat and Rob Boyko ... Has an older brother, Ryan, and a younger brother, Nic ... Has not declared a major.
--Courtesy of UNLVRebels.com