In three years of varsity play, Tajh Hasson has 22 starts under his belt and 38 games worth of experience overall with the UNLV Rebels. The senior cornerback has developed into one of the top cover corners in the Mountain West and is a definite threat for postseason honors moving forward. He has 112 total tackles in his career, including four for loss, and has 16 passes defended to his credit. A track guy in high school, Hasson possesses the speed to run with opposing receivers and the size (6-1, 200) to deliver a hit when it’s called for. He will be counted on to make plays for the UNLV secondary in 2014.
While a prep standout at Cathedral High School in Los Angeles, Hasson lettered three times and helped lead the team to the CIF semifinals as a senior. He had 27 tackles, a sack and five pass deflections as a senior and earned all-Del Rey League honors. Lettered in track and field, running the 200 and 400 meters, as well as the relays.
After redshirting his freshman season in 2010, Hasson played in all 12 games of 2011, including a start at safety. He finished the campaign with 17 total tackles and a fumble recovery. In 2012, he played in all 13 games, starting eight, while playing strong safety and cornerback. He ranked eighth on the team with 46 tackles, including 2.5 for loss, and broke up five passes. Became a full-time starter in 2013, starting all 13 games at cornerback and posted a career-high 49 tackles, including 1.5 for loss. Led the Mountain West with four forced fumbles and eighth in pass breakups with 11.