Player Bio: UNLV: A promising, young defensive end from Las Vegas who followed in the footsteps of fellow-Rancho Ram turned Rebel Leon Moore (15 sacks at UNLV from 2002-05) ... Will wear jersey No. 99 in 2011 after playing in No. 61 as a rookie ... One of a program-record eight locals to sign with UNLV in 2010 ... One of 12 Rebels to earn Academic All-MW honors last season ... Last name is pronounced "GAS-tin."
2010: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in the final eight games after having his redshirt lifted ... Totaled 13 tackles, including three for loss ... Had one sack and forced a fumble.
HIGH SCHOOL: Put together a strong senior campaign at Rancho HS under coach Elvin Dick ... Brought down 86 ball carriers, including making 28 solo tackles ... Added eight sacks ... Earned first team All-Northeast League honors at both defensive and offensive tackle ... Made a season-high 16 tackles against Del Sol HS ... Turned in an 11-tackle, two-sack effort against Eldorado HS ... Also had a pair of sacks against Las Vegas HS ... Blocked three field goals during his senior season.
PERSONAL: Tyler Ramon Gaston was born on March 17, 1992, in Las Vegas ... The son of Lakesha and Jesse Gaston ... Has an older sister, Jackie ... Majoring in criminal justice.
--Courtesy of UNLVRebels.com