Nathan Jeffery ran for 73 yards and had a 61-yard touchdown reception, highlighting UTEP's first scrimmage of the spring on Friday in the Sun Bowl.
UTEP senior punter Ian Campbell has been named to the 2012 All-Conference USA second team, as voted on by the league's 12 head coaches.
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.
Autrey Golden returned a fourth-quarter kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown to propel the Miners past Southern Miss, 34-33.
UTEP (2-8) plays its final road game of the season on Saturday against 0-10 Southern Miss.
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PRIOR TO UTEP: Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... two-time All-District 18-4A first team selection (2010 & 2011) ... ranked second in the district in yards per game (86.8) ... led Willis to an 8-3 record and the bi-district playoffs as a senior ... rushed for 848 yards, averaging 7.5 per carry, and led the team with eight rushing TDs ... had 16 receptions for 179 yards in his senior campaign ... ran for 1,142 yards and 12 touchdowns on 152 carries as a junior ... also had 18 receptions for 144 yards and two TDs ... Willis finished 8-4-1 and advanced to the bi-district playoffs for the first time since 2000 ... clocked at 4.4 in the 40 ... three-year letterwinner for coach Andre Jackson ... also played basketball and ran track, competing in the 100 meters and the 4x100 and 4x200 meter relays ... advanced to the track state finals in 2011.
PERSONAL: Full name is Autrey (AH-TRAY) Darius DeShawn Golden ... parents are Autrey Golden and Irma Warren ... has two sisters ... born 6/18/93 (Conroe, Texas).