UTEP Signs Junior College Quarterback
Jan. 11, 2011
UTEP bolstered its quarterback depth for the 2011 season with the signing of junior college quarterback Nick Lamaison on Tuesday.
Lamaison earned All-California and All-American honors after leading Mt. San Antonio College to the number one ranking in the JC Athletic Bureau/California Community College Football Coaches Association (CCCFCA) this past season. Lamaison was named the Offensive Player of the Year for both the All-California and All-American teams.
The Mounties finished 13-0 in 2010 and defeated previously unbeaten City College of San Francisco, 34-7, to capture their second straight state and national championship. Lamaison completed 23 of 33 passes for 233 yards to earn MVP honors in the state title game.
The 6-1, 210-pound Lamaison completed 300 of 499 passes (60.1 percent) for 3,993 yards with 30 touchdowns and 12 interceptions as a sophomore. He averaged 307.2 yards passing per game. Lamaison threw for a season-high 422 yards at College of the Desert on Sept. 18.
Lamaison also played at Mt. SAC as a freshman during the 2008 season, completing 246-of-385 passes (63.9 percent) for 3,479 yards with 36 TDs and eight picks. The Mounties were 13-1 that year. Lamaison's freshman honors included first team All-American by JC Athletic Bureau and California Community College Region 3 Offensive Player of the Year.
He played his prep ball at South Hills High School in West Covina, Calif., throwing for 2,411 yards and 17 scores as a senior.
Lamaison will have two years of eligibility with the Miners and will participate in spring drills.