MINERS

Nick Sampson
12  Nick Sampson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Westfield

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
DB

Experience:
1L

2008 (FRESHMAN): True freshman amassed 19 tackles in his first year as a Miner ... appeared in nine games and also had a half-tackle for loss and deflected pass ... accumulated a season-high six stops with a break-up at Houston ... took down three ball carriers versus Rice ... two-stop effort against Tulane included a half-tackle for loss.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Three-year letterwinner for coach Corby Meekins at Westfield High School ... picked up first-team All District 16-5A honors as a senior ... posted 60 tackles and a team-high five interceptions ... returned three of the picks for touchdowns ... one of those returns was a 102-yard scamper ... earned a pair of District Player of the Week honors ... his efforts helped the squad forge a 10-3 record and lay claim to the regional championship ... picked up second team All-District accolades as a junior after recording 52 stops ... team finished with a record of 13-1 and was runner-up at the state tournament ... a standout performer in track and field as well, competing in the 100 and 200 meters, 4x100 and 4x200 meter relays ... earned four letters in track and has competed in the Junior Olympics since the age of nine ... named an elite runner by USA Track and Field ... compiled more than 100 medals in his track career.

PERSONAL: Son of Leon and Tami Sampson ... has one brother ... full name is Nick Deleon Sampson ... born 10/30/89 (Houston, Texas) ... Electronic Media major.