The UTEP football team ended its spring season under first year head coach Sean Kugler before a crowd of 2,581, the largest attendance since the 2004 campaign.
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 annual spring game is slated for April 12 at 7 p.m. in the Sun Bowl.
UTEP senior punter Ian Campbell has been named to the 2012 All-Conference USA second team, as voted on by the league's 12 head coaches.
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.
Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre
UTEP 35 Houston 45.
Miners 41 Aggies 28. Photos by IPA
Photos by IPA
2011 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 12 contests, making one start (at Tulane) ... carried the ball 26 times, collecting 166 yards (6.4 average) with one touchdown ... posted a career-long 43-yard run against Tulane ... had 10 receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns ... registered 14 kickoff returns for 317 yards, a 22.6-yard average ... 254 of 317 KOR yards came against C-USA opponents ... his 23.1-yard return average ranked seventh in league play ... tallied two returns for 51 yards at USF, including a career-best 43-yard return ... totaled 607 all-purpose yards to average 50.6 per game ... recorded three contests with 90 or more all-purpose yards.
PRIOR TO UTEP: A member of Dave Campbell's Texas Football Top-300 list ... listed as the no. 6 athlete prospect in the state by that publication ... a three-star recruit by Scouts, Inc. ... first team Class 2A All-State running back as a junior and senior and second team All-State as a sophomore ... two-time District 13-2A MVP ... tied for second on the all-time state career touchdowns list (136) with current Atlanta Falcon Jacquizz Rodgers ... compiled 2,990 yards rushing on 370 attempts (8.1 avg.) with 48 TDs his senior year ... rushed 249 times for 2,357 yards and 38 touchdowns his junior year, averaging 9.5 yards per carry ... over his last two years as a prep had five 300-yard games, sixteen 200-yard efforts and scored four or more rushing touchdowns on 12 occasions ... added 16 receptions for 224 yards and four TDs as a junior, and three catches for 65 yards as a senior ... registered 85 tackles, six pass break-ups, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal as a member of Caddo Mills' defensive unit in 2009 (strong safety) ... tallied 113 tackles, three interceptions, eight pass break-ups and two fumble recoveries as a junior ... also a return specialist who averaged 20.6 yards on punts and 24.9 yards on kickoffs over two seasons ... was the team's primary punter his senior campaign ... led Caddo Mills HS to a 10-3 mark in 2009 and 11-2 in 2008 ... four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Steve Sumrow ... member of Caddo Mills' baseball, basketball and track & field teams ... All-Region honoree and district MVP in basketball ... state qualifier in the long jump in track ... member of the FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America).
PERSONAL: Parents are Mason and Vera Jeffery ... has two older twin brothers ... born 5/1/92 (Greenville, Texas) ... Kinesiology major.