UTEP (1-0) christens the home portion of its 2014 schedule versus Big 12 power Texas Tech (1-0) on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 9:05 p.m. MT.
A Cumulative GPA Of 3.0 Is Required
Student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to qualify.
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Two-time C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2013 (FRESHMAN): Participated in eight games, including a start at left guard at Rice ... efforts against the Owls helped freshman running back Aaron Jones gain a career-best 186 yards rushing.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Two-time All-District 4-4A first team selection (2010 & 2011) ... Texas Top-30 offensive lineman by Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine ... recorded 30 pancake blocks as a junior and 50 his senior campaign ... paved the way for a team that rushed for 3,000 yards to rank second in the Dallas Metro area ... led team to the bi-district playoffs as a sophomore ... scholar-athlete with 4.18 GPA ... benched 400 pounds and had a squat of 620 pounds.
PERSONAL: Full name is Ronald Jerome Daniels, JR. ... parents are Morris and Jennifer Turner ... born in Galveston, Texas ... has two sisters ... Pre-Business major.