MINERS

Jeff Moturi
6  Jeff Moturi

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Irving, Texas

High School:
MacArthur

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

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.

Jeff Moturi Photo Gallery From the 2008 Season

CAREER NOTES: Enters his senior year with 117 receptions for 1,553 yards and 22 touchdowns ... needs two receptions to tie Chris Marrow for 10th place on the UTEP career list ... needs 74 yards to tie J.J. Rowlett for 10th place in career receiving yardage ... already third in career touchdown catches behind Johnnie Lee Higgins, Jr. (32) and Lee Mays (28), and tied for ninth place in 100-yard games (five).

2008 (JUNIOR): Honorable mention All-Conference USA ... led the Miners with 51 receptions and rated second on the team in receiving yardage (655) and touchdown catches (nine) ... averaged 54.6 receiving yards per game ... ranked ninth in C-USA in receptions per game (4.3), 12th in receiving yards per game and 17th in all-purpose yards (86.8 avg.) ... tied for 96th in the country in catches per game ... started the season slow with 19 catches for 159 yards in the first five games, but really came on over the final seven contests with 32 receptions for 496 yards (70.9 ypg) ... scored eight of his nine touchdowns over the final seven games ... led the Miners in receiving for the first time in the sixth game of the season versus Tulane (four catches for 88 yards) ... also had UTEP's top receiving yardage total against Rice, picking up his fifth career 100-yard game with five receptions for 109 yards (21.8 avg.) ... posted back-to-back 80-yard receiving games versus SMU (4-for-89) and Houston (6-for-81) ... had two multiple touchdown games -- three against Rice and two at Louisiana-Lafayette ... his season-long 68-yard grab produced a touchdown versus Tulane ... led the Miners in kickoff return average (26.7) on 13 attempts for the season ... also averaged 6.7 yards on three punt returns ... had the longest kickoff return (58 yards versus Rice) and second-longest punt return (13 yards at Buffalo) by a UTEP player in 2008 ... rushed three times for 29 yards (6.7 avg.) over the course of the year ... started all 12 games.

2007 (SOPHOMORE): First Team All-Conference USA choice by the coaches and media ... tied for fourth nationally in touchdown receptions (13) behind Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree (22), Indiana's James Hardy (16) and Rice's Jarett Dillard (14) ... tied for 49th in the country in receiving yards per game (74.3) and tied for 53rd in receptions per game (5.4) ... fifth in C-USA in both receptions and yards per game ... registered 65 catches for 891 yards (13.7 avg.) and 13 TDs ... tied the school record by making a touchdown catch in 10 consecutive games ... his 13 touchdown receptions tied for the second-best seasonal total in UTEP history ... his 65 receptions rated fourth in school annals and his 891 yards ranked seventh ... forty-four of his receptions were good for first down yardage ... had four 100-yard games on the year ... compiled seven catches for 174 yards and two TDs versus Tulsa ... had 12 receptions for 113 yards and a score against East Carolina ... his 12 receptions versus the Pirates tied the third-most in a game in the Miner record book ... reeled in 10 catches for 116 yards in the season finale at UCF ... tallied 101 yards on five receptions with a TD at New Mexico State ... scored two touchdowns in three outings ... already tied for ninth place on UTEP's career touchdown catches list with 13.

2006 (FRESHMAN): Played in eight games ... picked up his first career catch (for seven yards) at UAB.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Second team All-State wideout as a senior at MacArthur High School ... earned first team All-District honors as a junior and senior for coach David Beaty ... tallied 46 catches for 995 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior ... had 29 receptions for 625 yards and 11 scores as a junior ... helped MacArthur High to a 10-1 record and district title his senior campaign ... two-year track and field letterwinner, competing in the 4x200 relay and the 200 meters.

PERSONAL: Parents are Thomas and Margie Moturi ... has three brothers and two sisters ... full name is Zuriel Jeffrey Moturi ... nickname is "DBoy" ... born 4/4/86 (Irving, Texas) ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.