2016 Dave Campbell's Preseason All-Texas Second Team
2016 ESPN Preseason All-C-USA First Team
2016 Athlon Sports Preseason All-C-USA Second Team
2015 Phil Steele’s Postseason All-C-USA Third Team 
2015 Phil Steele’s Preseason All-C-USA Fourth Team
2015 Conference USA Honorable Mention 
2014 All-C-USA Freshman Team

2016 (JUNIOR): Started all 12 games at the left guard position … named Conference USA first team (first UTEP offensive lineman since 2009 to earn first team honors) … has started every game (37) at the left guard position during career … played on an offensive line that paved the way for Aaron Jones to rush for a single-season program-record 1,773 yards, while Jones also became UTEP’s all-time leading rusher … Miners averaged 185.5 rushing yards per game and scored 20 touchdowns on the ground … the offensive line yielded 22 sacks (1.83 per game), ranking in the top half of Conference USA … capped season off with a season-high 555 yards of total offense, including a season-best 384 yards rushing (most since 1983) and four scores during a victory against North Texas … opened season with 518 yards of total offense against rival NM State, while rushing for 289 yards … Miners rushed for 323 yards against Houston Baptist … followed with 237 yards rushing at Florida Atlantic.

Started all 12 games at the left guard position …
named to Phil Steele’s 2015 Postseason All-Conference USA third team and earned All-C-USA honorable mentionplayed on an offensive line unit that led Conference USA in sacks allowed (12) and ranked tied sixth for nationally in sacks allowed per game (1.0) … efforts helped the Miners post three games of 220 yards rushing or more (227 at Texas Tech, 269 at NM State, 226 vs. LA Tech) … Miners gained a season-high 542 total yards during a come-from-behind win at rival NM State … UTEP tallied 408 total yards during a win against Florida Atlantic … Miners passed for a season-high 280 yards and a pair of scores during a victory versus Incarnate Word … during a win over Rice – UTEP’s first since 2010 – the Miners tallied 392 yards, including 231 in the air and a pair of touchdown passes against the Owls … UTEP averaged 169.8 rushing yards per game in the last four contests – its best average during a four-game span in 2015.

2014 (FRESHMAN):
Started all 13 games at the left guard position ... played on an offensive line unit that has only surrendered 13 sacks (ranked first in Conference USA and eighth nationally) ... the Miners also ranked fourth in C-USA in rushing offense, averaging 207.8 yards per game, while scoring 27 rushing touchdowns ... led team to New Mexico Bowl, its first since 2010 ... 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.

2013: Redshirted.

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. ... kinesiology major.

Will Hernandez

Will  Hernandez


Las Vegas, Nev.

High School:
Chaparral HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 330




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