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32 Mike Horsey

  • Defensive back
  • Grade: Freshman
  • Height: 5′11″
  • Weight: 180 lbs
UNLV: A former walk-on all the way from Maryland who has become a big part of the defensive secondary ... Listed No. 1 at free safety after spring practice ... Became one of the league's top kick-coverage specialists during his first season on the field when he was named 2011 UNLV Special Teams Co-MVP along with record-setting return man Deante' Purvis ... Also awarded the 2011 Jack Gilmore Coaches Award, which is annually given to a current or former walk-on player who excelled on the field.

2013: Turned in his most productive season, playing in 12 games and making his first six career starts in the Rebel secondary ... Posted a career-high 43 total tackles ... His 6.5 TFL ranked second on the team ... Added three pass breakups and brought in his first career interception, which he returned 22 yards, in the win over San Diego State in Game 12.

2012: Played in 12 games, missing only Game Five at Utah State ... Finished with 10 tackles.

2011: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 12 games, primarily on special teams, and totaled 13 tackles ... Switched over to defense after spending his first year at receiver.

2010: Redshirted season after walking onto squad.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of athletic powerhouse Paul Laurence Dunbar Community HS ... A three-year letterwinner for the Poets, who won state 1A titles each of those seasons ... Played both ways as a receiver and safety for coach Lawrence Smith ... Had 10 touchdowns and three interceptions as a senior.

PERSONAL: Michael Donnell Horsey was born May 14, 1991, in Baltimore ... The son of Derrick Horsey and Taikecha Wade ... Has two brothers, Anton Wade and Derrick Horsey ... Anton completed his career as a running back at Frostburg State University in 2010 ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
Next Game: Men's Basketball
UNLV

  • Date/Time: Sat., Nov. 29 at 3:30 p.m. (PT)
  • Location: Thomas & Mack Center
  • Tickets: UNLV Tickets

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