UNLV Roster Breakdown 2020/ TE & FB
In 2019 the TE position in UNLV’s offense had some big performances/plays. This will be an experienced group coming back as no one was lost to graduation. There will be some juggling early as the top 2 on the depth chart Giovanni Fauolo and Noah Bean will be serving 2 & 1 game suspensions to start the season. At the Fullback spot the Rebels return both Jamal Neal and Daniel Godfrey which will give Coach Arroyo and Coach Thomas a very experienced group as they shape the offense.
Key Losses: NONE
Key Returnees: Giovani Fauolo (34 Career Games 39 Rec 396 yards & 3 TD’s) Noah Bean (21 Career Games 23 Rec 338 yards 2 TD’s)
Other Returnees: Shelton Zeon (11 games 2 Rec 6 yards 1 TD) Adam Meyer, Tyler Yoder
Newcomers: Kaleo Ballungay & Alex Lines
Key Losses: None
Key Returnees: Jamal Neal (21 career games 6 rushes 28 yards & 3 Rec 22 yards) Daniel Godfrey (35 career games primarily on special teams or lead blocking)
It will be a wait and see how the TE is utilized in Glenn Thomas’ offense this upcoming season. Depending on who wins the QB job the TE can be a nice outlet for the QB as they get comfortable. During the first couple weeks with Fauolo and Bean it will be a big opportunity for Shelton Zeon, Ballungay , Lines , Meyer and Yoder to see more action. With his size I could see Jamal Neal used for inline blocking as well. This group has shown big play potential and reliable hands. Zeon and Ballungay look to have that athleticism and size to potentially create mismatches as well. During fall camp a lot of battling will go on to see who will emerge in the Depth chart when the team steps on the field against Cal Aug 29th.