C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
2013 C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal

2016 (SENIOR): Played in 11 contests, starting nine games … started first three games at the right guard position, while making six starts at the right tackle position … played on an offensive line that paved the way for Aaron Jones to rush for a single-season program-record 1,773 yards, while Jones also became UTEP’s all-time leading rusher … Miners averaged 185.5 rushing yards per game and scored 20 touchdowns on the ground … the offensive line yielded 22 sacks (1.83 per game), ranking in the top half of Conference USA … capped season off with a season-high 555 yards of total offense, including a season-best 384 yards rushing (most since 1983) and four scores during a victory against North Texas … opened season with 518 yards of total offense against rival NM State, while rushing for 289 yards … rushed for 323 yards against Houston Baptist … followed with 237 yards rushing at Florida Atlantic.

2015 (JUNIOR): Played in nine games, starting six at the right tackle position … the offensive line only yielded six sacks, while UTEP rushers averaged 160.7 yards per game during the six games started … part of the unit that finished the season ranked first in Conference USA in total sacks allowed (12), while ranking tied for sixth nationally in sacks allowed per game (1.0) … efforts helped the Miners run for 226 yards against LA Tech, their most yards rushing since the third game of 2015 … UTEP gained 187 yards on the ground and a score during the victory at North Texas in the season finale.

2014 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action on the scout team.

2013 (FRESHMAN): Participated on the scout team.

2012: Redshirted.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Two-year starter at Bay City HS ... named second team All-District 23-4A and All-Area as a senior ... garnered first team All-County and honorable mention All-District honors as a junior in 2010 ... part of the Scholars Program and maintained a 4.27 GPA ... member of the National Honor Society, State Skills (Blue Ribbon) and Bay City Scholars Program ... received nomination letters for membership to the National Youth Leadership Forum of Medicine, United States Achievement Academy and National Society of High School Scholars.

PERSONAL: Full name is John Paul De La Rosa ... son of Serena De La Rosa ... born in Bay City, Texas ... kinesiology major.

John De La Rosa

John  De La Rosa


Bay City, Texas

High School:
Bay City HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 325




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