MINERS

Alex Torres
 Alex Torres

Position:
Graduate Assistant Operations

Alma Mater:
Texas Tech 2013

Alex Torres is in his first season as a operations GA with the Miners.

An El Paso native, Torres attended Franklin High School while lettering in football, basketball and baseball. He helped lead his team to back-to-back district championships in 2004 and 2005 while advancing to the Elite 8 in 2005. His prep honors included first team All-District (three times), first team All-City and second team All-State. He was named MVP of all El Paso city schools in 2005.

After high school, Torres enrolled at the Air Force Academy (did not play football) and then transferred to Texas Tech in 2008. He played in 45 games in four seasons for the Red Raiders, hauling in 178 receptions for 2,131 yards (12.0 avg.) with 16 touchdowns.

He set career highs in receptions (12) against Kansas State in 2011, yardage (163) versus Oklahoma in 2009, touchdowns (three) at Oklahoma in 2011 and long reception (65) versus Oklahoma in 2011. He finished his career making at least one catch in 43 of 45 games. His best season came in 2009 when he nabbed 67 passes for 806 yards and six scores. He was named a third team Freshman All-America by CollegeFootballNews.com following the 2009 season.

Torres received a Bachelor's and a Master's in Finance from Texas Tech in 2011 and 2013 respectively, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Leadership Studies at UTEP.