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.
2014 (SENIOR): Started in all 12 games this season ... tallied 29 tackles (13 solo), four tackles for loss (13 yards), a sack (nine-yard loss) and four quarterback hurries ... recorded first sack in a UTEP uniform at New Mexico ... established career-high six tackles, while tallying a quarterback hurry and two tackles for loss during a triumph over Middle Tennessee ... notched four tackles (three solo) at WKU ... tallied a tackle for loss against North Texas.
2013 (JUNIOR): Played in six games ... registered five tackles (3s/2a) during season ... tallied a pair of stops at Tulane.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Named to the 2012 All-WSFL team as a defensive lineman for Pima Community College ... posted 44 tackles (26 solo) and one sack in 11 games played in 2012 ... registered 27 tackles (nine solo), three tackles for losses, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries ... member of the basketball team and honor roll in high school.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jesse Maurice Chavis ... son of George and Yolanda Chavis ... has four brothers and two sisters ... born in Bellflower, Calif. ... multidisciplinary studies major.