UTEP (1-0) christens the home portion of its 2014 schedule versus Big 12 power Texas Tech (1-0) on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 9:05 p.m. MT.
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2014 (RS FRESHMAN): Started all 12 games at the left guard position ... plays on an offensive line unit that has only surrendered 11 sacks in 12 games (ranked first in Conference USA) ... the Miners also rank third in C-USA in rushing offense, averaging 212.7 yards per game, while scoring 27 rushing touchdowns ... the rushing offense has totaled seven 200-plus yard games, including four 300-plus yard games during the season ... the Miners ran for a season-high in yards (351) and touchdowns (five) during a win over North Texas.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Played three years of varsity ball as an offensive guard and defensive tackle ... recognized as All-Conference on both offense and defense ... registered 42 tackles, eight sacks, one interception, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries during his senior season ... completed on the wrestling and track & field teams as well.
PERSONAL: Full name is William Hernandez ... son of Robert Hernandez and Angelica Lemus ... has one sister ... born in Las Vegas, Nev. ... undeclared major.