MINERS

Steve Douglas
55  Steve Douglas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Anaheim, Calif

High School:
Loara

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 230

Position:
LB

Experience:
3L

2006 (JUNIOR): Returned to the UTEP team after spending two years on a Mormon mission in Boston ... supplied 10 tackles (six solo) on special teams, including a season-high two on three occasions (at San Diego State, Tulane, Rice).

2003 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 12 games as a reserve running back, compiling four yards on two carries.

2002 (FRESHMAN): Made five tackles (three solo) as a reserve defensive back and special teams player ... tallied two tackles and a forced fumble against SMU.

2001: Redshirted.

UTEP TRACK CAREER: Point scorer at the 2002 WAC Indoor Championships, placing sixth in the pentathlon and the 55 hurdles ... took sixth in the decathlon at the 2002 WAC Outdoor Championships ... scored in the 60 hurdles (fifth) and the pentathlon (seventh) at the 2003 WAC Indoor Meet ... third in the decathlon and fifth in the 110 hurdles at the 2003 WAC Outdoor Meet.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Saw action at defensive end, running back and defensive tackle over three years at Loara High School ... member of two Empire League championship teams (1999, 2000) ... Loara High was California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) semifinalist in 1999 and 2000, compiling 17 wins during that span ... registered 41 tackles, seven sacks, an interception, forced fumble and three fumble recoveries as a senior ... junior stats were 73 tackles, 11 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... had a school-record four sacks against Katella High School in 1999 ... rushing totals included 13.3 yards per carry as a junior and 7.1 as a senior ... scored four rushing touchdowns in 2000 ... two-time first team All-Empire League defensive player ... academic honors included being named the United States National Football Award Winner (USNFA), National Football Scholar-Athlete Award and Academic Excellence Honors JROTC ... three-year varsity letterwinner for coach John DeFries ... also lettered in track and soccer ... Empire League champion in the 100 hurdles and runner-up in the 2000.

PERSONAL: Parents are Steven and Callye Douglas ... younger brother Scott is a freshman linebacker on this year's Miner team ... also has a sister ... has served in JROTC, holding the top ranking position (Battalion Commander) ... earned Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts' highest ranking ... won the Gene Autry Humanitarian Award in January 2001 and has participated in numerous community service and church projects ... full name is Steven L. Douglas ... nickname is "The Hammer" ... born 11/8/82 (Bellflower, Calif.) ... multidisciplinary studies major.

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