Former Miner Jeremy Springer is serving his second season as a UTEP graduate assistant. In 2012 he was a director of operations grad assistant; this season Springer will serve as a defensive grad assistant.
Springer played four seasons (2008-11) for the Orange and Blue at linebacker. Springer compiled 161 career tackles, including 64 solo stops, 10 tackles for loss (23 yards) and seven pass breakups. He also recorded a fumble recovery (2009), a sack (2010) and an interception (2011).
Springer's senior season was the most prolific as he totaled 70 tackles (31 unassisted), had five stops for a loss (eight yards) and four pass breakups. His sophomore season produced 66 stops (25 unassisted), 3.5 tackles for losses and three pass breakups. He was UTEP's 2011 defensive captain.
Not only did Springer succeed on the field, he also was a recipient of a Conference USA Academic Medal as a freshman and was a five-time member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll. He also was Events Coordinator for UTEP's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) during the 2010-11 academic year.
The Los Fresnos, Texas native played wide receiver as a high school sophomore and junior. His senior year he started at quarterback and made an immediate impact. Springer completed 202-of-366 passes for 3,489 yards and 42 touchdowns (only eight interceptions). He also ran 123 times for 632 yards and 15 scores.
He received bachelor's and master's degrees from UTEP in Business Administration and Education, respectively, in 2011 and 2013.