MINERS

Chris Day
12  Chris Day

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
El Paso, Texas

High School:
Chapin

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 180

Position:
WR

Experience:
3L

2007 (JUNIOR): Appeared in nine games ... did not have a catch but returned three punts for 74 yards (long of 41) against Texas Southern.

2006 (SOPHOMORE): Played in three games (Texas Tech, New Mexico State, Tulane) ... did not have any statistics.

2005 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in four games (New Mexico State, Marshall, Rice, Texas Southern).

2004: Redshirted ... chosen the Miners' co-Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year.

PRIOR TO UTEP: District 1-4A Most Valuable Player and All-City Co-MVP in 2003 ... threw for 2,295 yards and rushed for 1,169 his senior year as a member of an 11-1 team ... had a career game against Pampa when he completed 36 of 60 pass attempts for 368 yards -- all school records -- with a pair of scores ... also rushed 16 times for 63 yards and a TD in that game ... chosen to play in the El Paso County High School All-Star Game, where he was the starting quarterback ... awarded a $1,000 scholarship at the game ... passed for 1,293 yards his junior campaign, earning All-District honors ... two-time El Paso Times Player of the Week during his prep career ... played a little free safety and returned kicks in high school ... compiled a 17-5 record as Chapin's starting quarterback ... runs the 40 in 4.5 seconds ... high school coach was Daren Walker ... ran track at Chapin High for three years, competing in the 100 and 200 meters, 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay, 4x400 relay and long jump ... three-time regional qualifier in the 100, 200, 4x100 and 4x400 ... district champion as part of the 4x100 and 4x400 relays in 2004.

PERSONAL: Parents are Paul and Margarita Fonte ... has one brother ... grandfather, William John Day, played hockey at Ohio State ... full name is Christopher David Day ... born 5/2/86 (El Paso, Texas) ... multidisciplinary studies major.