Player Bio: UNLV: A veteran defensive lineman from Las Vegas who followed in the footsteps of fellow-Rancho Ram turned Rebel Leon Moore (15 sacks at UNLV from 2002-05) ... Listed No. 1 at one tackle spot heading into the season ... Named 2012 Preseason All-Mountain West by Blue Ribbon magazine ... One of a program-record eight locals to sign with UNLV in 2010 ... Already a two-time Academic All-Mountain West honoree ... Earned a spot on the UNLV Dean's Honor List for the fall 2011 semester ... Last name is pronounced "GAS-tin."
2011: Played in all but one game along the defensive line ... Turned in a career-high 21 total tackles
2010: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in the final eight games after having his redshirt lifted ... Wore jersey No. 61 as a rookie ... Totaled 13 tackles, including three for loss ... Had one sack and also forced a fumble.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Rancho HS ... Put together a strong senior campaign under coach Elvin Dick, bringing 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