MINERS

Martin Garcia
35  Martin Garcia

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Covina, Calif.

High School:
South Hills

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 200

Position:
LB

Experience:
OL

PRIOR TO UTEP: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Steven Bogan at South Hills High School in West Covina, Calif. ... honored as a two-time All-League performer in addition to securing first team All-CIF, team MVP and CIF Defensive MVP accolades ... squad claimed a pair of CIF championships ... compiled 235 career tackles and four interceptions ... posted 120 stops, two picks and forced three fumbles as a senior on team which was 11-3 ... tallied 115 tackles and had two interceptions during junior season to help squad finish at 10-4 ... was one of the top 25 seniors for academics.

PERSONAL: Full name is Martin A. Garcia ... nickname is "Mar" ... parents are Cisco and Denise Vasquez ... has two brothers ... enjoys spending time at the beach ... favorite athlete is Charles Woodson ... born 2/15/87 (West Covina, Calif.) ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.