Student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to qualify.
Leslie boasts a 3.56 GPA in electrical engineering.
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.
UTEP (2-8) plays its final road game of the season on Saturday against 0-10 Southern Miss.
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.
Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre
Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre
Photos by IPA
UTEP ITEM: Named to the 2012 & 2013 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (minimum 3.0 GPA).
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Paced UTEP in receptions (51), yards per catch (19.1), yards per game (81.1) and overall receiving yards (973) ... ranked second on the squad in touchdown catches (six) ... ranked fourth in Conference USA and 39th nationally with his 81.1 ypg ... enjoyed three games with at least 100 receiving yards, including twice in Conference USA action ... made five or more catches in five different games ... was the lone Miner with at least one reception in each contest ... appeared in all 12 games, starting 10 ... set career highs for both single-game receptions (10) and yards (218) while becoming the sixth Miner with 200+ receiving yards in a game at Tulsa ... aiding his big night was securing separate catches of 61 and 50 yards, both of which topped his prior career long (45) ... hauled in seven catches for 147 yards and a score in aiding UTEP to a conquest of NM State ... used just three catches to pile up 168 receiving yards in the season finale against Rice ... set a career long with a 65-yard TD reception versus the Owls ... blocked a punt that was returned for a TD against UCF (11/10) ... voted to the Conference USA All-Academic team.
2011 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 12 contests ... recorded 30 catches for 430 yards and two touchdowns ... ranked second on the squad in reception yards and third in yards per reception (14.3 avg.) ... averaged 35.8 yards per game ... ended 2011 with a season-best seven receptions in back-to-back contests (Tulsa, UCF) ... had four contests with 60-plus receiving yards (64 vs. USF, 64 vs. Houston, 119 vs. Tulsa, 64 vs. UCF) ... the leading receiver in four contests in 2011 ... became the first Miner freshman to post a 100-yard game since the 2003 campaign when he registered a career-best seven receptions for 119 yards against Tulsa ... tallied 17 receptions for 252 yards in C-USA play ... recipient of the football team's Dr. Diana Natalicio Academic Award.
PRIOR TO UTEP: A member of Dave Campbell's Texas Football Top-300 list ... first team All-State pick as a junior at Tomball HS ... tabbed a top-100 area player by the Houston Chronicle ... rated the no. 16 overall player on Inside Texas' Top 100 for 2010 ... first team All-District 13-5A and All-Region selection as a sophomore, junior and senior ... led the Houston area in receptions for two years ... compiled 55 catches for 742 yards (13.5 avg.) with nine touchdowns as a senior ... had a long reception for 63 yards against Spring HS ... also rushed eight times for 22 yards and a score ... had eight punt returns for 113 yards (14.1 avg.), and seven kickoff returns for 132 yards (18.9 avg.) ... made 54 catches for 1,014 yards (18.9 avg.) with 10 TDs his junior season while adding five punt returns for 49 yards (9.8 avg.) and seven kickoff returns for 186 yards (26.6 avg.) ... switched from quarterback to receiver for his sophomore year and responded by tallying 54 receptions for 770 yards and five touchdowns ... All-Region Newcomer of the Year his sophomore campaign ... three-year varsity letterwinner for coach Tommy Kaiser ... tremendous athlete who was a multiple All-District choice in basketball and a runner-up finisher in the high jump at regionals for track & field ... three-time Academic All-District pick and also made the Academic All-State team.
PERSONAL: Mother is Michelle Lambert and stepfather is Michael Lambert ... has four brothers and two sisters ... born 10/31/91 (Houston, Texas) ... Mechanical Engineering major.