UTEP to Honor 17 Seniors in Final Contest of 2012 Seeking its first winning streak of the season, UTEP caps the 2012 campaign with a home game against Rice.
UTEP (2-8) plays its final road game of the season on Saturday against 0-10 Southern Miss.
Fans can purchase one adult bronze reserved or general admission ticket and receive a youth ticket free in the same section. Sodexho will also be offering a family food special with four hot dogs and four soft drinks for $25.
UTEP's coach said all of the Miners' goals are still in front of them despite starting the season with four losses in five games.
The Miners open Conference USA action when they take on East Carolina on Saturday in Greenville, N.C.
Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre
UTEP 35 Houston 45.
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Miners 41 Aggies 28. Photos by IPA
2011 (JUNIOR): Played in all 12 games, making 10 starts at free safety ... ranked second on the squad with 67 total tackles ... quality defender in the open field, with a team-high 38 solo stops ... also tied for second on the team in interceptions (two) and third in pass break-ups (five) ... was one of seven Miners to force a fumble ... his 5.6 tackles per game placed him tied for 37th in C-USA ... made at least two tackles in every game, and had five or more seven times ... posted 11 tackles twice, doing so at USF and against Colorado State ... credited with more solo tackles than assisted stops in six games, including a season-best eight against USF.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 13 games and made 11 starts at free safety ... credited with 69 tackles, including 38 solos, while adding five pass break-ups and two forced fumbles ... logged his season-high nine stops at UAB ... picked up eight tackles versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff and seven against regional rivals NM State and New Mexico ... forced fumbles versus NMSU and UAB ... season-high two passes deflected came against SMU.
2009 (FRESHMAN): Earned himself a spot on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team by ranking fifth on the team with 65 tackles (39 solos) despite starting only five games ... also credited with 1.5 tackles for losses, three pass break-ups and a quarterback pressure ... tied for 28th in C-USA in tackles per game for league games only (6.6) ... recorded double digit stops in two games -- 14 versus Houston and 10 versus Tulsa ... posted nine tackles, all solos, at Rice ... had eight unassisted stops at Tulane ... broke up two passes against Houston.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Selected to play in the Southern California Bowl ... team MVP and earned first team All-League honors in leading Rancho Verde to a 9-3 record and a share of the Inland Valley conference crown as a senior ... garnered athlete and character awards from the league in doing so ... captured second team All-State and All-League honors as a sophomore, a year in which he was named the team's most outstanding player ... former running back who switched to safety after suffering an ACL injury ... the injury forced him to miss his junior season ... earned three letters while competing in track and field, competing in the 100, 200, 4x10 relay and the long jump ... member of the honor roll and selected as the student of the month on one occasion.
PERSONAL: Full name is DeShawn Lamar Grayson ... has five brothers and four sisters ... born 1/11/90 (Riverside, Calif.) ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.