UTEP to Honor 17 Seniors in Final Contest of 2012 Seeking its first winning streak of the season, UTEP caps the 2012 campaign with a home game against Rice.
The Miners hit the road to plays its next-to-last Conference USA road game of the season on Saturday at Houston.
UTEP and New Mexico State will meet for the 90th time on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Sun Bowl.
UTEP plays its first road game of the season when it takes on Ole Miss in Oxford on Saturday.
Nathan Jeffery, Josh Bell and Brandon Polk combined to rush for 245 yards on Saturday morning in the Sun Bowl.
UTEP 35 Houston 45.
Miners 41 Aggies 28. Photos by IPA
Photos by IPA
Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre
2011 (JUNIOR): Played in 10 contests for UTEP as a key reserve linebacker ... posted 18 tackles, of which 13 came against league opponents ... registered a fumble recovery, a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Credited with 19 tackles while appearing in all 13 games as a reserve linebacker ... posted his career-high five stops versus Rice and Arkansas.
2009 (FRESHMAN): One of four true freshmen to see action for the Miners ... appeared in 10 games and totaled 10 tackles, a tackle for loss and a sack ... recorded his season-best two stops in each of the last three games (SMU, Rice, Marshall) ... also credited with two tackles versus Tulsa ... first career sack came at Rice.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Earned first team All-District 15-5A honors at two positions during his time at Cy Springs High School - at defensive end as a junior, and inside linebacker as a senior ... team captain his senior year ... two-year varsity letterman for coach Roland Gonzalez at Cy Springs High ... played for Kenwood High School in Clarksville, Tenn. as a sophomore, when he was named "Rising Knight" on the varsity team ... member of the basketball and track teams during a portion of his prep career ... made the A/B honor roll his junior year.
PERSONAL: Full name is Aubrey Martin Alexius III ... parents are Aubrey Alexius, Jr. and Sonya McAdoo ... has two brothers and one sister ... born 1/8/90 (Hebron, Germany) ... Political Science major.