7 Marc Philippi

  • Fullback
  • Grade: Junior
  • Height: 5′10″
  • Weight: 220 lbs

Player Bio: UNLV: A hard-hitting former defender who moved over to fullback during spring practice … Listed No. 1 at the fullback spot heading into fall … Switched back into his jersey No. 7 after spending the 2014 season wearing No. 36 (the Battle Born Jersey) … Grew up around the Rebel program as his father served as the UNLV strength and conditioning coach from 1993-2005 and his uncle Rob worked in the athletic department and is currently an associate commissioner at Conference USA … Named Academic All-Mountain West in both 2013 and ‘14 … Made the UNLV Dean’s Honor List in spring 2014 and spring 2015.

2014: Played in 12 games, including starting the first four at linebacker … Finished with 32 total tackles and grabbed his first career interception, which he returned nine yards at Houston on Sept. 20.

2013: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 13 games on defense and on special teams … Named Co-Special Teams Player of the Year … Totaled 12 tackles, including his first collegiate QB sack.

2012: Redshirted season … A three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, which ranked him the No. 5 recruit overall from the state of Nevada … One of three local signees in the 2012 class … Chose UNLV over offers from New Mexico, Navy and Montana.