Before announcing he was transferring to Texas Tech for “family matters,” McLane Mannix lived up to the hype promoting his sophomore season for the Nevada Wolf Pack.

Named as a preseason candidate for several top player awards, including the Biletnikoff Award, Paul Hornung Award and Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Ward, Mannix registered 50 catches for 875 yards and seven touchdowns for the 7-5 Wolf Pack.

Mannix’s best outing came in the opener against Portland State, when he caught four balls for 132 yards and three touchdowns, according to ESPN.

As a freshmen, the 5-foot-9-inch, 185 pound speedster was equally dominant, bagging 57 catches for 778 yards and six touchdowns, including three 100-yard receiving games on the way to finishing fifth in receiving yards among first-year wideouts nationally.

The Midland High grad capped his high school career with 3,492 all-purpose yards and 42 touchdowns on the way to being a three-time All-District and All-State selection.