UTEP (1-0) christens the home portion of its 2014 schedule versus Big 12 power Texas Tech (1-0) on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 9:05 p.m. MT.
2013 (SOPHOMORE): Did not see playing time.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Played one season at Riverside City College before making his way to El Paso ... squad finished fifth in the national rankings with a record of 11-0 ... previously was a three-year letterman at Rancho Verde HS ... was a second team All-Conference honoree as a senior ... aided the squad in winning conference championships in both 2009 and 2010 ... voted the team's lineman of the year as a freshman ... four-time scholar athlete and won the coaches' award as a senior.
PERSONAL: Son of Katrina Parker ... born in Corona, Calif. ... Pre-Business major.