Off-season attrition is a fact of life in college football. Nevada is being particularly hard-hit right now.
Over the weekend, the Wolf Pack lost starting wide receiver McLane Mannix and starting safety Nephi Sewell to transfer. Mannix, a sophomore, was a freshman All-American in 2017.
Citing “personal family reasons,” Mannix announces his transfer on Twitter on Sunday.
“This has not been an easy decision for me,” he wrote. “I have made lifelong friends and learned many lessons both of which, I will always be grateful.”
— McLane Mannix (@mclane28) December 3, 2018
This season, Mannix totaled 50 receptions for 875 yards and seven touchdowns. As a freshman, he grabbed 57 balls for 778 yards and six scores.
Nevada finished the regular season with a 7-5 record in its second season under Jay Norvell. Norvell improved on a 3-9 record in his first campaign.
The Wolf Pack will finish their year out in the Arizona Bowl against Arkansas State on December 29.