MINERS

Oniel Cousins
75  Oniel Cousins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fullerton, Calif.

High School:
Eastside Christian

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 305

Position:
OL

Experience:
2L

2007 SPRING NOTES: Concluded drills battling Tyler Ribitzki to start at right tackle.

2006 (JUNIOR): Appeared in all 12 games, starting the first eight contests at left tackle ... helped the Miners rank fifth in the country in passing offense (312.8 ypg), 18th in passing efficiency (149.25), 38th in scoring offense (27.3 ppg) and 39th in total offense (370.4 ypg) ... UTEP led Conference USA in passing offense ... the Miners scored 30+ points in six games and had over 400 yards of offense on five occasions -- including a season-high 537 versus New Mexico State ... UTEP compiled 455 yards passing at UAB -- the seventh-best game total in school history ... UTEP's 3,754 yards passing, 290 completions and 29 passing touchdowns were all school records.

2005 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in eight games as a reserve offensive tackle.

2004 (FRESHMAN): Played in two games (New Mexico State, Louisiana Tech) at defensive tackle ... picked up his first career stop against New Mexico State.

2003: Redshirted.

PRIOR TO UTEP: First team All-CIF defensive lineman and team defensive MVP as a senior at Eastside Christian High School ... also an All-CIF defensive lineman as a junior, and an honorable mention All-CIF defensive lineman as a sophomore ... posted 108 tackles, 10 sacks and two fumble recoveries as a senior ... recorded double-digit stops in five games, including 22 versus Liberty Christian High School ... had four sacks against Skyward Christian High School ... three-year varsity letterwinner ... split time in the offensive line, defensive line and at middle linebacker as a senior ... played in the offensive and defensive lines as a junior, and offensive line as a sophomore ... high school coach was Mike Blankenship ... received academic awards as a member of the football and basketball teams ... All-CIF and All-Conference Southern Section basketball player ... earned a speech award from the Rotary Club his junior year.

PERSONAL: Mother is Elaine Stewart and guardian is Rich Davis ... full name is Oniel Theodore Cousins ... nickname is "Tate" ... born 6/29/84 (Jamaica) ... multidisciplinary studies major.