2008: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 12 games ... Finished 14th on squad with 23 total tackles ... Tied for team lead with two QB sacks and also forced a fumble ... The program's only midyear signee, he enrolled in January and competed in spring practice with the Rebels.
LANEY: Came to UNLV from the junior college in Oakland where he was a teammate of former Rebel running back Frank Summers in the fall of 2006 ... Helped the Eagles to two postseason bowl-game victories and a 10-1 record as a sophomore.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of San Lorenzo HS ... A three-year letterman for coach Jacob Wright ... Played LB and DL for the Rebels.
PERSONAL: Heivaha Mafi was born on May 11, 1988, in Oakland, CA ... Majoring in university studies.
--Courtesy of UNLVrebels.com
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