MINERS

Nathan Jeffery
25  Nathan Jeffery

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Caddo Mills, Texas

High School:
Caddo Mills HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 210

Position:
RB

Experience:
3L

11/16/2014

Miners Bowl-Eligible Following 35-17 Thumping of North Texas

The Miners (6-4, 4-2 C-USA) are bowl-eligible for the first time in four years and have won four of their last five games.

11/01/2014

Miners Ground Golden Eagles, Move One Win From Bowl Eligibility

UTEP Posts Third Straight Win

10/11/2014

UTEP Runs Over Old Dominion, 42-35

Miners Move To 3-3 On The Year

09/13/2014

Miners Ride Ground Game to Sixth Straight Win Over NM State

UTEP Improves To 2-1 On The Year

09/01/2014

UTEP Takes on Big 12 Opponent 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.

10/08/2013

Post Practice Interviews

09/24/2013

Post Practice Interviews

04/08/2013

2013 Spring Game

2013 UTEP Football Spring Game Teaser

10/01/2012

Miner Sports Weekly Episode 1 (2012)

Hosts Jon Teicher and Julie Levesque interview head volleyball coach Ken Murphy, football running back Nathan Jeffery and head soccer coach Kevin Cross.

11/29/2014

UTEP Football vs Middle Tennessee

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

11/15/2014

UTEP Football vs North Texas

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

11/01/2014

UTEP Football vs Southern Miss

Photo Gallery by Michael P. Reese

10/11/2014

UTEP Football vs Old Dominion

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

09/13/2014

UTEP Football vs New Mexico State

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

2013 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Preseason Watch List
2012 Doak Walker Award Watch List
2012 All-C-USA Honorable Mention
2012 C-USA Offensive Player of the Week


2014 (SENIOR):
Played major minutes in 12 games, starting one ... ranks second on the team in rushing yards (513), rushing touchdowns (five) and rushing yards per game (42.8) ... recorded seven receptions for 67 yards ... currently ranks 10th on UTEP's all-time rushing list (2,108) and 11th on the all-time touchdown rushing list (18) ... set a career high with three touchdown runs during a victory over North Texas, while chipping in with 46 yards on seven carries (6.6 average) ... ran for a season-high 84 yards on 19 carries in win at New Mexico ... grinded out 70 yards on 13 carries (5.4 average) with a score against Old Dominion ... ran for 79 yards and caught an 11-yard pass versus rival NM State ... rushed for 49 yards and a touchdown at WKU ... made contributions on special teams, registering 10 tackles (7s/3a) ... recorded two tackles each during four games (at New Mexico, vs. Texas Tech, at Kansas State & vs. North Texas).

2013 (JUNIOR): Saw action in 10 games, making six starts ... led UTEP running backs with five rushing touchdowns ... rushed for 532 yards on 133 carries (4.0 avg.) ... played on an offensive unit that racked up 2,216 rushing yards, the most since 1988 ... rushed for 30 first downs ... caught two passes for 23 yards and a score ... his six total touchdowns ranked second on the team ... rushed 25 times for 130 yards (5.2 average), while tying a career-high with two rushing scores during a win over FIU at the Sun Bowl ... ran for a season-long 54-yard touchdown against FIU ... cashed in with a season-best 140 yards on 20 attempts (7.0 average) and two scores at Middle Tennessee ... rushed for 59 yards, a touchdown and caught a 13-yard touchdown pass versus New Mexico.

2012 (SOPHOMORE): Recognized as honorable mention All-Conference USA following a breakthrough sophomore season ... workhorse who carried 184 times for a team-leading 897 yards and seven touchdowns ... accounted for 81.5 rushing yards per game to place sixth in Conference USA and 60th in the nation ... posted four 100-yard rushing games, the most in a single season by a Miner since Donald Buckram had eight in 2009 ... started 10 of 11 contests on the year ... all seven of his touchdowns came in the final four games of the year, including three straight contests with two ... first multiple-touchdown performance of his career came at Houston ... also had a pair of touchdowns against UCF and at Southern Miss ... named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week after carrying 21 times for a career-best 177 yards and returning a blocked punt 24 yards for a score in the season opener against No. 4 Oklahoma ... effort set a school record for rushing yards in a season opener, eclipsing the 164 by Robert Elliott in 1976 ... five of his carries against OU were for 10+ yards, including a 71-yard run that marked the best by a UTEP underclassman since 2001 ... also surpassed 100 yards on the ground against East Carolina (134), Houston (137) and UCF (175).

2011 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 12 contests, making one start (at Tulane) ... carried the ball 26 times, collecting 166 yards (6.4 average) with one touchdown ... posted a season-long 43-yard run against Tulane ... had 10 receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns ... registered 14 kickoff returns for 317 yards, a 22.6-yard average ... 254 of 317 KOR yards came against C-USA opponents ... his 23.1-yard return average ranked seventh in league play ... tallied two returns for 51 yards at USF, including a career-best 43-yard return ... totaled 607 all-purpose yards to average 50.6 per game ... recorded three contests with 90 or more all-purpose yards.

2010: Redshirted.

PRIOR TO UTEP: A member of Dave Campbell's Texas Football Top-300 list ... listed as the no. 6 athlete prospect in the state by that publication ... a three-star recruit by Scouts, Inc. ... first team Class 2A All-State running back as a junior and senior and second team All-State as a sophomore ... two-time District 13-2A MVP ... tied for second on the all-time state career touchdowns list (136) with current Atlanta Falcon Jacquizz Rodgers ... compiled 2,990 yards rushing on 370 attempts (8.1 avg.) with 48 TDs his senior year ... rushed 249 times for 2,357 yards and 38 touchdowns his junior year, averaging 9.5 yards per carry ... over his last two years as a prep had five 300-yard games, sixteen 200-yard efforts and scored four or more rushing touchdowns on 12 occasions ... added 16 receptions for 224 yards and four TDs as a junior, and three catches for 65 yards as a senior ... registered 85 tackles, six pass break-ups, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal as a member of Caddo Mills' defensive unit in 2009 (strong safety) ... tallied 113 tackles, three interceptions, eight pass break-ups and two fumble recoveries as a junior ... also a return specialist who averaged 20.6 yards on punts and 24.9 yards on kickoffs over two seasons ... was the team's primary punter his senior campaign ... led Caddo Mills HS to a 10-3 mark in 2009 and 11-2 in 2008 ... four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Steve Sumrow ... member of Caddo Mills' baseball, basketball and track & field teams ... All-Region honoree and district MVP in basketball ... state qualifier in the long jump in track ... member of the FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America).

PERSONAL: Parents are Mason and Vera Jeffery ... has two older twin brothers ... born in Greenville, Texas ... Kinesiology major.