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Pair of Miners receive AP All-American honors

Gaby Velasquez

For the first time in program history, two Miners, offensive lineman Will Hernandez and running back Aaron Jones, earned AP All-American recognition as announced on Monday, Dec. 12. Hernandez was named to the second team and Jones received third team honors.

It was the first time since Johnny Lee Higgins received an All-American award in 2006 that a player from the Miners has been recognized.

Hernandez started 37 games during his tennure at UTEP. His offensive line efforts ranked UTEP at fourth in C-USA for 185.5 rushing yards per game and the fourth least sacks allowed in C-USA with only 1.83 a contest.

Jones dominated offensively for his junior season at tailback. He finished third in the nation for 147.8 rushing yards per game and rushed for the single-season UTEP record of 1,773 yards. This season Jones also became the program’s leading rusher with 4,114 yards.

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Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor
Adrian Broaddus is the sports editor for The Prospector. He is a junior multimedia journalism major with a minor in political science.   Adrian was born and raised in El Paso, TX, and is a graduate of Franklin high school. He entered college in the fall of 2015 in hopes to better his career in journalism.   Along with sports, Adrian enjoys writing music reviews, perspective columns and news stories on politics.   Although he is pursuing his degree in journalism, Adrian would like to go to law school and be an attorney while doing part-time work in journalism.  
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