Nathan Jeffery ran for 73 yards and had a 61-yard touchdown reception, highlighting UTEP's first scrimmage of the spring on Friday in the Sun Bowl.
The Miners look to get back on the winning track this Saturday at Southern Miss, which has yet to taste victory this season.
In his weekly press gathering, UTEP's head coach talked about plans to fix the Miners' offense heading into a mid-week game at Tulsa.
The Miners open Conference USA action when they take on East Carolina on Saturday in Greenville, N.C.
UTEP wraps up the non-conference portion of its 2012 schedule at Big Ten power Wisconsin.
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2011 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 10 games, including nine starts at left tackle, in a solid sophomore season ... ranked second on the team and 17th in the league in sacks (four) ... one of six Miners with at least three hurries on the year ... finished with more solo tackles (16) than assisted stops (15) ... also pitched in a pass break-up ... twice posted five tackles in a game (Stony Brook and Colorado State) ... had three other games with four stops.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Established himself as one of the top freshmen in Conference USA, providing 31 tackles, 4.5 tackles for losses, a sack, a pass break-up and eight quarterback hurries while appearing in every game ... tied for the team lead in quarterback pressures ... started 11 games at left tackle ... picked up his first career sack against Rice ... season-high six tackles came versus Memphis ... tabulated four stops against Houston, Marshall, Tulsa and BYU ... pressured the quarterback twice versus NM State ... had single tackles for losses against NMSU, New Mexico, Rice and BYU ... broke up a pass versus the Owls.
2009: Redshirted ... chosen UTEP's Defensive Scout Team MVP ... appointed to the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (minimum 3.0 GPA).
PRIOR TO UTEP: Appointed the co-Defensive Player of the Year in District 14-5A following his senior year at Lufkin High School ... also an honorable mention All-State honoree after tallying 80 tackles, 12 tackles for losses and five sacks in 2008 ... All-District choice as a junior and senior ... amassed 57 tackles, 12 tackles for losses and six sacks as a junior ... two-year starter for coach John Outlaw ... played defensive tackle and some end as a sophomore ... played defensive end as a junior and senior, and also saw action at defensive tackle and outside linebacker as a senior ... member of three straight district title teams ... competed on Lufkin High's basketball team for three years and spent one year on the powerlifting squad ... served as student council class secretary and was also involved with the Diversity Club.
PERSONAL: Full name is Germard Augumad Reed ... first name is pronounced Jer-mard ... parents are Germard Reed, Sr. and Heidi Johnson ... has one brother and one sister ... has three cousins (Dante Hall, Hardy Nickerson, Ed Reed) who either played in the NFL or are currently in the league ... born 7/21/90 (Los Angeles, Calif.) ... Communication major.