Fred Wendt
22  Fred Wendt

El Paso, Texas

Running Back

Years Played:
1942, 46-48


UTEP Takes on Big 12 Oppenent Texas Tech

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.

The only player in UTEP history to rush for more than 300 yards, burning New Mexico State for 326 in 1948 ... his 1,546 yards during the 1948 season stood as a school record for more than 60 years ... his 2,166 yards is ninth-best on the career charts ... upon graduation he held the NCAA record for single-season rushing years, single-season scoring (152 points), single-game rushing (326 vs. New Mexico State) and single-game scoring (42 vs. New Mexico State) ... he still ranks first in single-season scoring and single-game scoring ... his single-season rushing yards record would stand until 1969, when O.J. Simpson of USC broke the mark ... earned All-America honors in 1947 and 1948.