Figure Is Two Shy Of School Record
UTEP Posts Third Straight Win
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.
2014 (SENIOR): Participated in all 12 games, making two starts ... tallied five receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown, including a blocked punt ... scored first collegiate touchdown, a one-yard snag against Southern Miss ... recorded a 10-yard catch against NM State ... reeled in an eight-yard pass at UTSA ... registered 20 yards on two catches at Rice, including tying a career high with a 12-yard reception ... blocked a punt at Kansas State.
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.