2015 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

2016 (JUNIOR): Played in all 12 games … registered two receptions for eight yards and a touchdown … used in multiple blocking schemes as efforts helped Aaron Jones rush for a program single-season record 1,773 yards … team averaged 185.5 yards rushing and scored 20 rushing touchdowns … hauled in first career touchdown on a four-yard catch at Florida Atlantic … recorded a four-yard reception against Southern Miss.

2015 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 contests, including making first collegiate start at Arkansas during the season opener … caught one pass for two yards during a victory against Florida Atlantic … used as a blocking tight end, helping the Miners gain a season-high 542 yards during a come-from-behind overtime victory at rival NM State … UTEP rushed for a season-high 269 yards and three scores against the Aggies. 

2014 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 13 games as a true freshman on special teams and on offense.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Four-year starter at Cleveland High School (Rio Rancho, N.M.) ... played tight end and defensive end for the Storm ... caught 43 passes for 682 yards (15.9 avg.) and three touchdowns ... tallied 31 tackles (four solo), 6.5 tackles for loss and two sacks ... helped No. 3 ranked Storm to an 11-2 record in 2013 ... registered a season-high 172 yards receiving on seven catches and a touchdown in a 38-14 win over Volcano Vista High School ... caught a season-high eight passes for 106 yards during a 41-21 win over Clovis High School ... hauled in six passes for 110 yards and a score in a 52-12 victory over Hobbs High School ... a two-star recruit on Rivals.com and ranked fifth on New Mexico Top Recruits List ... was a two-time All-District 1-5A first team honoree ... was named 2013 District Player of the Year, 2013 Albuquerque Football Coaches Association's All-Metro first team and 2011 All-District Honorable Mention ... part of 2011 state championship squad ... also played on the basketball squad at Cleveland HS ... graduated in December 2013 and will begin working out with the Miners during the spring of 2014.

PERSONAL: Son of Mike and Cindy Napier ... criminal justice major.

Sterling Napier

Sterling  Napier


Rio Rancho, N.M.

High School:
Cleveland HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 260



Criminal Justice

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