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
2014 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 12 games at the right tackle position ... plays on an offensive line unit that has only surrendered 11 sacks in 12 games (ranked first in Conference USA) ... the Miners also rank third in C-USA in rushing offense, averaging 212.7 yards per game, while scoring 27 rushing touchdowns ... the rushing offense totaled seven games of 200-plus yards, including four 300-plus yard games ... the Miners ran for a season-high in yards (351) and touchdowns (five) during a win over North Texas.
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.