UNLV: A defensive end from Las Vegas who follows in the footsteps of fellow-Rancho Ram turned Rebel Leon Moore (15 sacks at UNLV from 2002-05) ... One of a program-record eight locals to sign with UNLV in 2010 ... Last name is pronounced "GAS-tin."
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.