UTEP's offense scored eight touchdowns and turned the ball over just once, while showing off its aerial attack and ground game.
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2013 (FRESHMAN): Played in 11 games, making nine starts at the safety position ... ranked second on the team with 69 tackles (37s/32a) ... led the Miners with two interceptions ... tied for the team lead with 54 tackles on running plays ... ranked third on the defense with 15 tackles on passing plays ... recorded 1.5 tackles for losses and a pass breakup ... tallied five tackles, two picks and a pass breakup during a win at rival NM State ... led the Miners with a career-high 11 tackles (9s/2a) at Middle Tennessee ... led the defense with 10 tackles (7s/3a) at Tulane ... recorded three tackles, including a half-tackle for loss in a home victory over FIU ... collected nine tackles (4s/5a) against Tulsa.
PRIOR TO UTEP: First Team All-District 13-5A performer as both a junior and senior for head coach David Smith ... registered 126 tackles, along with 10 pass break-ups and three interceptions, while leading the team to a district title as a senior ... team finished 9-4 and advanced to the regional round of the playoffs ... captained the squad ... compiled 102 tackles and a pair of interceptions in guiding his team to an 8-4 mark as a junior ... squad played into the area championship round of the playoffs ... posted 47 tackles as a sophomore, his first as a varsity letterman.
PERSONAL: Parents are Rodney and Shandrika Cordova ... born in New Orleans, La. ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.