Sterling  Napier
81  Sterling Napier


Rio Rancho, N.M.

High School:
Cleveland HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 245




UTEP Football vs Southern Miss

Photo Gallery by Michael P. Reese

2014 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 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 ... graduated from Cleveland High School in December of 2013 and participated in 2014 UTEP spring practice.