UNLV: A standout local product at linebacker who is a returning starter after a solid rookie campaign … Listed No. 1 at the MLB spot after spring …One of a school-record 26 Rebels named 2017 Academic All-Mountain West … First name is pronounced “FARE-el.”
2017: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in 11 games, including starting six … Despite missing the final game with an injury, finished eighth on the team with 50 total tackles … Turned in a career-high 12 takedowns at Air Force and added eight stops vs. BYU … Forced one fumble and recovered two others.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letter winner at Bishop Gorman HS under current UNLV coach Tony Sanchez and then coach Kenny Sanchez … Rated as a three-star prospect by 24/sports and ESPN, which also ranked him the No. 15 recruit in the state of Nevada … Did not lose a game as a prepster and anchored a defense that went 45-0 in three years, won three state championships and three consecutive national titles …One of the top tacklers in BGHS history … Earned first team all-state honors as a junior and a senior, first team all-league honors as a sophomore, junior and a senior … Named the team’s defensive MVP as a junior and was also his freshman team’s defensive MVP … Finished with 66 tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks as a senior … Finished with 97 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 4.0 sacks and two interceptions as a junior.
PERSONAL: Farrell Ashley Hester II was born in Las Vegas, NV … The son of Lola and Farrell Hester … Has two older sisters, Neomi and Amanda; one younger sister, Zarria; and a younger brother, Yosh … Majoring in business.