MINERS

Bernard Obi
46  Bernard Obi

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pearland, Texas

High School:
Pearland

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 255

Position:
DL

Experience:
3L

12/06/2011

Matt Camilli and Ian Campbell Named All-Conference USA Selections

Camilli was named to the 2011 All-Conference USA first team and Campbell was selected to the second team.

11/21/2011

Game 12: UTEP's Bowl Eligibility Hinges at UCF

With a win on Friday at UCF, UTEP would secure bowl eligibility in back-to-back years for the first time since 2004-05.

11/14/2011

GAME 11: UTEP to Honor 22 Seniors in Home Finale

UTEP (5-5, 2-4 C-USA) closes out its 2011 home slate against Tulsa (7-3, 6-0 C-USA) on Saturday in the Sun Bowl. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. (mountain). The game will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network.

11/14/2011

UTEP to Host Tulsa Saturday With Bowl Eligibility on the Line

Special ticket prices are available when the Miners take on the red-hot Golden Hurricane, winners of six consecutive games.

10/31/2011

Game 9: UTEP Seeks Second C-USA Win At Rice

The Miners will play their fifth game in front of a national television audience, with the game being televised on Fox Sports Network.

10/19/2011

Germard Reed Goes In Depth with Bernard Obi

Germard Reed goes in depth with DL Bernard Obi.

11/20/2011

UTEP vs Tulsa. Senior Day. Photos by IPA

Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

10/29/2011

UTEP vs So. Miss. Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

09/29/2011

UTEP vs Houston. Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

09/10/2011

UTEP vs SMU. Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

2010 (JUNIOR): Starter in 12 games at right end, appearing in all 13 contests overall ... accumulated 27 tackles, including 3.5 for losses, with two sacks, a pass break-up and forced fumble ... tied for the team lead with eight quarterback hurries ... season-high four stops came versus Houston and Memphis ... recorded three tackles against NM State, Rice and Tulane ... posted sacks versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff and SMU ... had multiple quarterback pressures against NM State ... forced a fumble at Tulsa ... registered a half-tackle for loss and 12-yard interception in the New Mexico Bowl versus BYU.

2009 (SOPHOMORE): Doubled the production from his freshman campaign, finishing the year with 28 tackles, five tackles for losses, two sacks, two quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery ... posted multiple tackles for losses in two games (at Texas, at Rice) ... recorded a pair of sacks versus the Owls ... registered his career-high six tackles against Houston ... had four stops at New Mexico State and three in three contests (Tulsa, Rice, Marshall) ... recovered a fumble versus Houston ... pressured the quarterback once each against Kansas and Houston.

2008 (FRESHMAN): Earned a spot on the Conference USA Coaches' All-Freshman Team after appearing in nine games in his initial campaign with the Miners ... credited with 15 tackles, including 2.5 for losses, with 1.5 sacks and three quarterback hurries ... missed three contests with a shoulder injury ... posted a season-high three tackles versus New Mexico State, SMU and at East Carolina ... had a full sack against Rice and a half-sack versus NMSU ... all three of his quarterback pressures came in the SMU game.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Rated the no. 91 defensive end in the country by Scout.com ... first team All-District 24-5A and first team All-Brazoria County defensive end as a senior at Pearland High School ... chosen team defensive MVP in 2007 after recording 92 tackles, 11 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... two-year varsity letterwinner for coach Tony Heath, playing primarily defensive end and some defensive tackle ... led Pearland High to 22 wins over two years, including the state semifinals his junior season and a district title his senior campaign ... threw the shot put in the spring of 2008 in his first year as a member of Pearland High's track and field squad.

PERSONAL: Parents are Dr. Bernard Obi and Ify Obi ... has one brother and two sisters ... full name is Bernard Emeka Obi, Jr. ... born 3/12/90 (Midland, Mich.) ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.