2012 Season Statistics by Game
2011: Moved over to offense during preseason camp and earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in 10 games ... Started three games at fullback ... Caught six passes for 30 yards on the year ... First career catch was a nine-yard touchdown pass from Caleb Herring in the season opener at No. 10 Wisconsin.
2010: Redshirted season after rejoining squad ... Voted UNLV's Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Pahranagat HS, which competes in eight-man football ... A four-year letterwinner who starred at both linebacker and running back for coach Ken Higbee ... The 2006 Small School Player of the Year according to Nevada Sports Report was ranked the No. 15 recruit in the state by Rivals ... Helped the Panthers win two straight 1A state championships with a 24-game winning streak ... Named Southern League Co-Defensive MVP and first team all-league as a RB ... Earned First Team All-Southern League honors as both a RB and LB his junior year ... Also lettered in basketball and baseball.
PERSONAL: William Sione Vea was born on Oct. 22, 1988, in Pago Pago, American Samoa ... The son of Taliasi and Kome Vea ... Brother, George Vea, lettered as a true freshman for UNLV playing on special teams in 2006 ... Chose UNLV over interest from Boise State, UNR, Fresno State and Utah State ... Majoring in kinesiological sciences.
--Courtesy of UNLVRebels.com
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