Jameill Showers to Play Football for the Miners
Feb. 27, 2013
EL PASO - UTEP football head coach Sean Kugler announced the commitment of Jameill Showers, a transfer quarterback from Texas A&M University on Wednesday. Showers, who will have two years of eligibility for the Miners, will be able to play immediately in the fall.
"We are extremely excited to have Jameill commit to our program," Kugler said. "He is a great quarterback and a leader with strong character. He comes from a great family with an outstanding football background."
Showers played in seven games for the Aggies during the 2012 campaign, completing 27-of-44 passes for 319 yards (45.6 avg), two touchdowns. He also rushed nine times for 39 yards while serving as a backup to Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.
"He has an outstanding skill set," Kugler said. "He has a strong arm, is quick and can make plays with his feet as well."
He participated in four games in 2011 as a relief starter to Ryan Tannehill, connecting on 4-of-5 passes and gaining 33 yards on the ground on nine carries. Tannehill was a first-round draft pick for the Miami Dolphins in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Showers played prep ball at Shoemaker High School in Killeen, where he was tabbed All-State Honorable Mention by the Texas Sports Writers Association. He threw for 2,150 yards and rushed for 513 yards.