Twenty-five past and present Miners will earn their diplomas on Saturday, increasing the total for the 2011 calendar year to 63.
Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Did not see game action.
PRIOR TO UTEP: A three-year letterwinner out of Hanks High School in El Paso, Texas ... played both defensive end and defensive tackle ... member of the wrestling team as well ... was named to Who's Who Among African American Students in El Paso, Texas ... co-captain of High Q team.
PERSONAL: Father is Edward Whatley Jr. and mother is Irma Najera ... father is a graduate of UTEP ... born 5/13/89 (El Paso, Texas) ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.