UNLV

29 Tajh Hasson

  • Defensive back
  • Grade: Freshman
  • Height: 6′1″
  • Weight: 185 lbs
UNLV: A senior cornerback who has developed into one of the top cover men in the conference ... Named Preseason Second Team All-Mountain West by Athlon ... Helped UNLV post 55 pass breakups as a team last fall, which were the most for the program since the 1989 team had 71 ... Hails from the same high school program that produced former Rebel receiving great Earvin Johnson (2001-04) ... Earned a spot on the UNLV Dean's Honor List for the fall 2011 semester ... Name is pronounced "TAHHJ HAH-sin."

2013: Started all 13 games at cornerback while half-brother Tim Hasson started at linebacker ... Posted a career-high 49 total tackles, including 1.5 TFL ... Led the MW with four forced fumbles ... Finished eighth in the Mountain West with 11 pass breakups ... Recovered one fumble and grabbed his second career interception in the season-opener at Minnesota ... Posted a career-high eight tackles in victory over UNR in Game Eight ... Had seven tackles in win over Hawai'i in Game Six and six takedowns vs. San Jose State in Game Nine.

2012: Played in all 13 games ... Started a total of eight while appearing at strong safety and cornerback ... Ranked eighth on the team with a career-high 46 tackles, including 2.5 for loss ... Had five pass breakups on the year and picked up his first interception in Game Three vs. Washington State.

2011: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 12 games ... Made one start at safety, in Game Two vs. Washington State ... Finished with 17 total tackles and returned a fumble 16 yards.

2010: Redshirted season.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Cathedral HS ... Lettered three times for coach Kevin Pearson ... Helped the Phantoms post an 11-2 record and reach the CIF semifinals as a senior ... It marked the first time in five years that CHS had advanced as far as the semifinals ... Made 27 tackles, had one sack and deflected five passes in 2009 ... Earned All-Del Rey League honors as a senior ... A multiple letterwinner in track and field, competing in the 200 and 400 meters as well as the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

PERSONAL: Tajh Anthony Hasson was born June 12, 1992, in Los Angeles, CA ... The son of Yolanda Hern and Anthony Hasson ... Has four brothers: Tim, Titus, Sameh and Anthony ... Welcomed a son, Tajh Anthony Jr., on Feb. 18, 2013 ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
Next Game: Men's Basketball
UNLV

  • Date/Time: Sat., Dec. 20 at 8:30 p.m. (PT)
  • Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV
  • Tickets: UNLV Tickets

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