MINERS

Alex Solot
70  Alex Solot

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tucson, Ariz.

High School:
Rincon

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 310

Position:
OL

Experience:
2L

Solot Bio Action 2009 (JUNIOR): Received the Bob Stull Award, presented to the team's most improved player ... started the last eight games at right tackle ... had 31 knockdown blocks on the year despite filling a reserve role for the first four games ... graded out at 80 percent or better 10 times ... UTEP averaged 36.1 points and 521.6 yards of offense in Solot's eight starts ... helped the Miners set a school record with 5,144 yards of offense and 428.7 yards per game ... UTEP rated 18th nationally in total offense, 20th in passing offense (277.6 ypg) and 35th in scoring offense (29.8 ppg) ... Donald Buckram set a school record by rushing for 1,594 yards and was one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award, presented to the nation's top running back ... Trevor Vittatoe threw for a personal-best 3,308 yards, including a school-record 517 in the season finale versus Marshall ... UTEP was the only school in the country to have a 400-yard passer, 200-yard rusher and 150-yard receiver in multiple games in 2009 ... overall the Miners accumulated over 400 yards of offense on seven occasions and topped 30 points in six games.

2008 (SOPHOMORE): Took on a greater role in the Miner offensive line as the season wore on, ultimately starting the last five games when injuries took their toll ... started once at right guard and four times at right tackle.

2007 (RS-FRESHMAN): Saw action in four games on the year.

2006 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Decorated offensive lineman during a two-year varsity career at Rincon High School ... listed as one of the top offensive linemen in the West by PrepStar ... first team All-State 4A player by arizonavarsity.com and PrepAZ.com as a senior ... other senior honors included second team All-State (all levels) by PrepAZ.com, first team All-Sonoran Region, first team All-South Arizona by the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Citizen, and honorable mention All-State by the Arizona Republic ... honorable mention All-Sonoran Region as a junior ... helped Rincon High School to its first playoff appearance in 17 years as a senior ... high school coach was Matt Johnson ... also a member of Rincon's baseball and track and field teams ... threw the shot put and discus.

PERSONAL: Parents are Alan and Barbara Solot ... has one brother ... uncle, David Bounds, played football at Clemson and grandfather, Jesse "Red" Bounds, played football at Tulane ... full name is Alexander Ian Solot ... born 5/28/88 (Tucson, Ariz.) ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.

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