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Mike Aguayo
71  Mike Aguayo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lakewood, Calif.

High School:
Los Alamitos

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 300

Position:
OL

Experience:
3L

Mike Aguayo Photo Gallery From the 2008 Season

2008 (JUNIOR): Honorable mention All-Conference USA ... started nine games -- eight at left tackle and one at left guard when injuries ravaged the Miner offensive line ... missed two games (Rice, Louisiana-Lafayette) with an ankle injury ... UTEP ranked 14th nationally in passing offense (284.2 ypg), 24th in passing efficiency (142.56), 25th in scoring offense (32.9 ppg) and 31st in total offense (406.5 ypg) ... the Miners scored 30+ points in eight of 12 games and 40+ points three times ... UTEP topped 30 points in eight of the last 10 games after getting off to a slow start with 30 points combined in season-opening losses to Buffalo and Texas ... the Miners averaged 36.5 points over the final 10 contests ... UTEP averaged 36.9 ppg and 427.5 ypg in C-USA play with 319.4 yards passing per game ... UTEP's 395 points marked the fourth-best seasonal total in school history and its 4,878 total offfensive yards also ranked fourth in the record book ... the Miners set a school record with 34 touchdown passes, including 33 by Trevor Vittatoe ... UTEP had over 400 yards of offense in seven games, including a season-high 544 versus SMU.

2007 (SOPHOMORE): Honorable mention All-Conference USA by the coaches ... started all 12 games at left tackle for a Miner offense that rated 25th nationally in passing offense (275.2 ypg), 28th in scoring offense (33.6 ppg), 35th in passing efficiency (134.95) and 37th in total offense (422.8 ypg) ... UTEP also averaged 147.7 yards rushing, a considerable improvement from 2006 when the Miners gained only 57.6 yards per contest on the ground ... the Miners tied the school record by scoring 40 points or more on five occasions in 2007 ... that record hadn't been equaled since first being set in 1950 ... the Miners compiled a school record 5,074 yards of offense in 2007 ... Marcus Thomas ran for 1,166 yards and tied the school standard with seven 100-yard rushing games ... Trevor Vittatoe established UTEP freshman records for passing yards (3,101) and passing touchdowns (25), and had the second-best passing yardage total in the nation among freshman signal-callers ... the Miners scored in 29 of 32 quarters in Conference USA play, topping the 40-point mark versus East Carolina, Rice, SMU and Tulsa ... UTEP compiled over 400 yards of offense in eight of 12 contests.

2006 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games as an 18-year old freshman ... started the last four contests of the season at left tackle.

PRIOR TO UTEP: First team All-League and All-CIF defensive player as a senior at Los Alamitos High School ... also a member of the Long Beach Press Telegram's Dream Team and chosen All-OC Region by The Los Angeles Times ... helped Los Alamitos to a 12-2 record and berth in the state title game in 2004 ... played offensive tackle as a junior, and split time at three positions (offensive tackle, defensive tackle, defensive end) as a senior ... two-year varsity letterwinner for coach John Barnes ... played baseball his freshman year at Los Alamitos (first baseman/pitcher) ... honor roll student as a prep.

PERSONAL: Parents are Javier and Lisa Aguayo ... has three sisters ... full name is Michael Anthony Aguayo ... nickname is "Big Mike" ... born 10/15/87 (La Palma, Calif.) ... Electronic Media major.

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