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December 3, 2018

Wolf Pack receiver McLane Mannix leaving team, school

Nevada sophomore receiver McLane Mannix announced Sunday evening that he is leaving the school due to “personal family matters.”

Mannix, a freshman All-American who caught 50 passes this season for 875 yards and seven touchdowns, made the announcement in a Twitter post.

Mannix, from Midland, Texas, was a key component of the Nevada offense, able to use his speed to become a deep threat on any Wolf Pack offensive play. He also was part of a rotating cast of players who returned punts this season for the Pack.

It is not yet known if Mannix intends to transfer. He would have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Nevada, which accepted a bid to the Arizona Bowl on Sunday, is strong at the receiver spots. Mannix’s departure puts the spotlight firmly on junior Kaleb Fossum (69 receptions for 725 yards) and sophomore Elijah Cooks, who has six TD receptions on the season. The receiving corps also includes veteran Brendan O’Leary-Orange and freshman standout Romeo Doubs, who has hauled in 43 catches for 562 yards.

Receiving Statistics
McLane Mannix 50 875 17.5 58 (TD) 7
Kaleb Fossum 69 725 10.5 34 1
Romeo Doubs 43 562 13.1 57 2
Elijah Cooks 22 348 15.8 40 (TD) 6
Brendan O’Leary-Orange 14 214 15.3 36 4

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