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Joe West
4  Joe West

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Garland, Texas

High School:
Garland Lakeview

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

Position:
WR

Experience:
3L

09/01/2014

UTEP Takes on Big 12 Oppenent Texas Tech

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.

2007 SPRING NOTES: Made seven catches for 84 yards in four scrimmages ... UTEP's most experienced returning wideout, he should play a major role in the 2007 offense.

2006 (JUNIOR): Led UTEP in yards per catch (18.4), and ranked third on the team in receiving yards (496) ... had 27 receptions over 12 games with nine starts ... scored three touchdowns ... came on late with 12 catches for 245 yards (20.4 avg.) during a three-game stretch in November ... season-high 91 yards on four receptions at UAB ... had three catches for 81 yards versus Rice, including his season-long reception of 49 yards ... five catches for 73 yards at Marshall ... scored touchdowns against Texas Tech, SMU and Tulane ... had over 50 yards receiving five times on the year, including 59 versus Texas Tech and 58 against SMU.

2005 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games, making starts against Tulsa, Marshall, Rice, UAB and Toledo ... caught 19 passes for 246 yards (12.9 avg.) and two touchdowns ... posted two catches against Houston (two yards) ... snared two passes for 22 yards versus New Mexico ... three receptions for 50 yards against Tulane ... had three catches for 41 yards and a score at Rice ... returned one kickoff for 21 yards versus Texas Southern ... also caught a 10- yard touchdown pass against TSU ... was UTEP's leading receiver in the GMAC Bowl versus Toledo, totaling 88 yards on six catches ... ended the year with 14 receptions for 206 yards over the final six contests.

2004: Redshirted.

2003 (FRESHMAN): Played in nine games as a true freshman ... started at flanker at Hawaii ... caught six passes for 64 yards (10.7 avg.) and two TDs ... scored on a 20-yard pass play against San Jose State ... also reached the end zone on a 14-yard catch versus Fresno State.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Rated the 75th-best player in the state of Texas entering the 2001 season by SuperPrep ... first team All-District 10-5A selection as a senior at Garland Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland, Texas ... also named team Special Teams MVP ... had 48 catches for 430 yards with four touchdowns as a senior ... also had two kickoff returns for scores, including a 98-yard runback ... junior totals were 37 catches for 511 yards with two TDs ... three-year varsity letterwinner ... high school coach was Flint Risin ... earned second team All-District honors as a junior on the Lakeview Centennial basketball team ... named to the All-Tournament team at the Lobo Tournament his freshman season ... ran track at Lakeview Centennial, competing in the 200, 1600 relay and high jump ... took third in the district in the high jump as a freshman.

PERSONAL: Parents are Joe Davis West, Sr. and Loretta Prince ... has four brothers and two sisters ... cousin, Doug West and uncle, Mark West, played in the National Basketball Association ... brother, Tracy Thorpe, was a pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization ... full name is Joe Davis West, Jr ... born 2/1/84 (Melbourne, Fla.) ... multidisciplinary studies major.