2015 All-Conference USA Honorable Mention

2016 (SENIOR): Started all 12 contests … earned a Conference USA Honorable mention after leading team in tackles for loss (8.0-41), sacks (5.5-31) and quarterback hurries (five) … ranked third on team with 77 tackles (35 solo) … added two pass breakup and a blocked kick … ranked tied no. 8 in C-USA in total sacks … finishes career ranked tied no. 10 with five other Miners in career sacks (12.0) … tied career high with nine tackles on three different occasions … recorded nine stops with 0.5 sack against Southern Miss … totaled nine more tackles with 1.0 tackle for loss and 0.5 a sack versus FIU … registered nine tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, a sack and hurry during a 5OT win at UTSA … notched eight stops with 1.0 tackle for loss, two hurries and a pass breakup at LA Tech … opened campaign with seven tackles during a victory against rival NM State … followed with seven more stops and tied career-high with 2.0 sacks at no. 11 Texas … notched a sack, a hurry and six stops at Florida Atlantic … blocked a field goal attempt that was returned by teammate 80 yards for a touchdown, while adding four tackles at Rice … notched six tackles, 0.5 sack, a hurry and a pass breakup in a victory against Houston Baptist.

2015 (JUNIOR): Started in all 12 games … recorded 46 tackles (27s/19a), a career-best 10 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, five quarterback hurries and a blocked kick … ranked second on the team in sacks with 3.5 for 21 yards … tied career-best nine tackles (seven solo) versus FIU, while adding 1.5 tackles for loss and an assisted sack … helped the Miners secure a win versus Incarnate Word with five tackles, two tackles for loss (10 yards), two quarterback hurries and a single game-best two sacks … helped the team secure a win over Rice - UTEP’s first since 2010 - posting three stops and a blocked kick … tallied six tackles (four solo), two tackles for loss (11 yards), one sack (10 yards) and a fumble forced at Southern Miss … notched eight stops (five solo), one tackle for loss and a fumble recovery versus UTSA … registered five showings with four or more tackles.

Played in all 13 games, starting 12 ... tallied 41 tackles (20 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss (24 yards), three sacks (18 yards), three quarterback hurries and a forced fumble ... established a career-best eight tackles (four solo), while tallying a quarterback hurry and a tackle for loss (four yards) against rival NM State ... garnered first collegiate sack at New Mexico, while recording four tackles ... registered six stops and a quarterback sack (nine yards) during a win over North Texas ... forced a fumble and collected three tackles against Southern Miss ... chipped in with three stops during a shutout win at UTSA ... registered five stops against Middle Tennessee ... led team to New Mexico Bowl, its first since 2010.

2013 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in all 12 games ... logged 15 tackles (7s/8a) ... recorded a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup ... notched a season-best five tackles during a victory at rival NM State ... tallied two tackles and a pass breakup during home win over FIU.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Instinctive player who produced 11.5 sacks on his way to earning All-CIF honors as a senior for Serra High School in 2012 ... also recognized as a Mission League first team member and a first team All-Area honoree ... finished with 61 tackles, 38 of which were solos ... also recovered two fumbles ... efforts aided SHS to a 14-2 record, including 4-1 in the league ... led squad to the CIF championship ... played in two postseason all-star games, totaling 26 tackles, six sacks and a touchdown ... key member of the eight-man defensive line rotation ... contributed four sacks and nine tackles as a junior.

PERSONAL: Full name is Nicholas F. Usher ... son of Norman and Geraldine Usher ... has one brother and one sister ... born in Los Angeles, Calif. ... communications major.

Nick Usher

Nick  Usher


Los Angeles, Calif.

High School:
Serra HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 235




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