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UNLV’s Dalton Sneed goes from record breaking effort as quarterback to Rebels wide receiver

A lot has happened in six weeks.

NCAA Football: UNLV at San Jose State Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The already banged up UNLV Rebels receiving corps was dealt another blow this week. So head coach Tony Sanchez is getting creative.

After receiving the tough news Sunday that star wideout Devonte Boyd will miss the remainder of the 2016 season due to a broken arm, head coach Tony Sanchez is looking for help from his quarterback who electrified the UNLV crowd just six weeks ago.

Freshman quarterback Dalton Sneed garnered national attention in his first collegiate start on October 1st. In 45-20 win over Fresno State, Sneed threw for 129 yards and added a stunning 147 on the ground. That included a 91 yard scramble, the longest rush in UNLV history.

It’s magnificent, isn’t it? In fact, Sneed’s performance was so impressive that this writer, in his infinite wisdom, told you that it was okay to get irrationally excited about the future of UNLV football. I might have been wrong. But this week we got the news that Sneed could be making a difference at a new position.

If the freshman makes a difference at receiver, I’m just going to say I was right. Up next for the Rebels is a road date with the Boise State Broncos on Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 6pm PT.