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.
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2014 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2013 (JUNIOR): Participated in 11 contests, making two starts ... tallied 18 tackles (11s/7a) ... recorded half a tackle for loss and three pass breakups ... made first career start in a victory over rival NM State, recording two solo tackles ... notched a season-high four stops against New Mexico ... notched a half tackle for loss and a pass breakup during a home victory over FIU.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Registered 25 tackles, including 18 solos, as a sophomore at Riverside City Community College during the 2012 season ... tied for second on the team with three interceptions ... appeared in nine games, helping the team to a 9-2 record ... intercepted two passes, including one he returned for a 50-yard touchdown, in RCC's win over L.A. Harbor in the Golden State Bowl ... named Defensive MVP in the Golden State Bowl ... in 2011, played at Taylor University (Upland, Ind.) prior to RCC ... led Mid-State Football Assosiation with seven interceptions (170 yards) ... tallied 35 tackles (26s/9a) ... earned honorable mention on the MSFA All-League team ... played on a Arlington High School (Calif.) team that finished 10-2 his senior year ... positions included wide receiver and cornerback ... also played basketball and ran track.
PERSONAL: Full name is Nick Terrell Gathrite ... son of Nick Gathrite and Tracy Wainswright ... has one brother ... born in Las Vegas, Nevada ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.