Photo Gallery by Michael P. Reese
New Mexico 42, UTEP 35 in OT. Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre
Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese
PRIOR TO UTEP: Transferred to UTEP from Texas A&M and has two years of eligibility beginning with the 2013 season ... played in 11 games for the Aggies (2011-12), completing 31-of-49 passes for 359 yards and two touchdowns ... also rushed 18 times for 72 yards (4.0 avg.) ... completed 6-of-7 passes for 76 yards at SMU as a sophomore ... rushed three times for 39 yards against South Carolina State ... connected on 4-of-7 pass attempts for 30 yards versus Arkansas ... had a perfect passing day (8-for-8) for 59 yards, including a two-yard scoring toss, at Auburn ... compiled 86 yards passing on only two completions against Sam Houston State ... threw an 80-yard TD pass to LaKendrick Williams ... rushed for 33 yards on nine carries and posted his first career touchdown against Kansas State as a freshman ... completed a season-high 4-of-4 passes for 40 yards against Idaho that year ... rushed for 24 yards on five carries against Kansas ... redshirted in 2010 ... coached by Ken Gray at Shoemaker High School in Killeen, Texas ... threw for 2,150 yards and 22 touchdowns, while gaining 513 yards on the ground, as a senior ... 2010 Texas Top 100 Athlete, ranked no. 26 ... preseason National Army All-American Candidate (Class of 2010) after earning an invite to the National Army All-American Combine a year earlier ... other 2009 honors included Rivals National Top 250 Athlete, District 12-5A First Team Quarterback, District 12-5A Offensive MVP, Central Texas 4A/5A Offensive Player of the Year and Dave Campbell's Texas Football Super Team selection ... an honorable mention All-State selection as a junior (2008) by the Texas Sports Writers Association ... 2008 National Underclassmen Combine Quarterback MVP as well.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jameill Lamonte Showers ... son of Shauna and James Showers ... has one sister ... born 9/6/91 (Alpine, Texas) ... earned his undergraduate degree in University Studies from Texas A&M in the summer of 2013 and plans to pursue his master's degree in Construction Management at UTEP.