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.
UTEP to Honor 17 Seniors in Final Contest of 2012 Seeking its first winning streak of the season, UTEP caps the 2012 campaign with a home game against Rice.
Fans can purchase one adult bronze reserved or general admission ticket and receive a youth ticket free in the same section. Sodexho will also be offering a family food special with four hot dogs and four soft drinks for $25.
UTEP takes on Tulsa on Thursday at H.A. Chapman Stadium. The Miners are appearing on national television for the fourth time in their first seven games. Thursday's contest will be carried on FOX Sports Network.
The Miners open Conference USA action when they take on East Carolina on Saturday in Greenville, N.C.
2013 (JUNIOR): Played in nine games ... caught three passes for 24 yards ... two of the receptions went for first downs ... established career-bests in catches (two), yards (22) and longest reception (12 yards) at Tulane ... notched a tackle on special teams in a win at rival NM State.a
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Played in eight games ... caught three passes for 22 yards ... pulled in two passes for 18 yards at Tulsa, including a season-long 11-yarder ... caught one pass for four yards against Oklahoma.
2011: Earned medical redshirt after suffering a knee injury early in the season.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in eight games on special teams as a true freshman ... blocked a PAT at Arkansas.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Regarded as one of the top-100 prep tight ends in the country by Scout.com ... second team All-District 13-5A choice as a senior ... regarded as a top-100 area player by the Houston Chronicle and was tabbed All-Greater Houston ... primarily utilized as a blocker in the Westfield offense but still totaled seven receptions for 125 yards as a senior, with a long catch of 38 yards ... rated fifth in the district in yards per catch (17.9) ... one of the highlights of his senior campaign was scoring a two-point conversion against Klein, lifting his team to a 36-35 win ... played two years of varsity ball -- one at Westfield and another at Nimitz HS ... coached by Corby Meekins at Westfield ... garnered Academic All-District recognition his senior year.
PERSONAL: Parents are Greg Ford and Nicole Murray ... has three brothers and one sister ... born in Houston, Texas ... Leadership Studies major.