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UTEP DE/OLB James Davidson has a pre-draft visit scheduled with the Chiefs.

At 6-foot-3, 235 pounds, Davidson is going to have to make it as an outside linebacker at the next level. At least he's used to positional versatility: The three-time champ in Tae Kwon Do played on every defensive level while with the Miners, starting at S, LB, and DE. He's also experienced on special teams. For those unfamiliar, the link below has an embedded tape of Davidson's work.
Apr 17 - 6:22 PM

UTEP junior QB Jameill Showers will miss his return to Texas A&M due to an injured right throwing shoulder.

Head coach Sean Kugler added Showers dislocated the shoulder and will miss the remainder of the season. The injury occurred in a blowout loss to Rice during the fourth quarter. Showers lost the quarterback competition to Johnny Manziel prior to last season. Sophomore Blaire Sullivan will start in place of Showers.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 09:39:00 AM

Former Texas A&M junior QB Jameill Showers is making his first start at UTEP against New Mexico on Saturday.

Showers was supposed to start over Johnny Manziel prior to last season, but lost out on the job during preseason camp. "Of course, running a new system, new teammates, timing, all that stuff, sure there's going to be a learning curve," head coach Sean Kugler said. Showers has another season of eligibility and could give evaluators something impressive flashes before he attempts to jump to the NFL.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 12:03:00 PM

Former Texas A&M QB Jameill Showers is transferring to UTEP and has already sent over his letter of intent.

"My dad and I took a trip down [to UTEP] this past weekend and we had fun, met the coaching staff and I got to talk to Coach Kugler," Showers said. "They are doing some big things." The redshirt sophomore was expected to start prior to last season and was obviously stuck behind Johnny Manziel once the redshirt freshman won the top spot.
Source: Rivals
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 09:11:00 AM

Texas A&M redshirt sophomore QB Jameill Showers has been granted his release from the football program and will transfer.

Showers has a cannon for an arm but is obviously stuck behind Johnny Manziel. The sophomore already redshirted in 2010, but expect him to sit out another season if he transfer to an FBS program.
Mon, Jan 28, 2013 05:19:00 PM

The final game for UTEP quarterback Trevor Vittatoe started off bleak but had its shining moments.  Vittatoe finished the loss to BYU with 245 yards passing and three touchdowns but also threw three passes to the wrong team.

Vittatoe had a decorated career at UTEP and will be hard to replace.
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Sat, Dec 18, 2010 09:15:00 PM

UTEP struggled mightily at first against BYU in the New Mexico Bowl, but there was a bright spot in wide receiver Kris Adams.  Adams finished the game with just three catches but they went for a staggering 153 yards and three scores.

Adams is gone after this season as he takes his gamebreaking ability to the NFL.
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Sat, Dec 18, 2010 09:15:00 PM

UTEP coach Mike Price says that running back Donald Buckram (leg) will be the "most healthy he's been all year" when he lines up against BYU in the New Mexico Bowl.

A nice outing will give Buckram a nice bit of momentum heading into the NFL Scouting Combine.
Fri, Dec 17, 2010 08:45:00 AM

Heading into the New Mexico Bowl against BYU, several UTEP players are getting healthy like Donald Buckram and Kris Adams, but one is still no better than before.  Quarterback Trevor Vittatoe is still dealing with an injured ankle and head coach Mike Price says, "Nothing can happen to make it worse than it is right now. He's coming in Monday to get it operated on, it will be an extensive operation."

Believe that BYU will bring the pressure, and if Vittatoe is limited at all, it will be a long day for the Miners.
Tue, Dec 14, 2010 09:15:00 PM

It's official: Trevor Vittatoe will start against Tulsa.  The UTEP signal caller has missed practice lately with an injured foot but has practiced without a protective boot and head coach Mike Price says he is a go.

Vittatoe will be a spotty start as the Tulsa defense is looking much better as of late.
Fri, Nov 19, 2010 01:00:00 PM

X-Ray's on UTEP quarterback Trevor Vittatoe injured ankle came back negative. "I would not be surprised if he's our starting quarterback against Tulsa," coach Mike Price said on Monday.

Vittatoe has played through an ankle sprain earlier this year, so he knows how to play through the pain. But, he likely won't be 100 percent.
Tue, Nov 16, 2010 04:30:00 PM

The lone bright spot for the UTEP Miners against Arkansas was playmaking wide receiver Kris Adams who reeled in five passes for 148 yards and a touchdown.

Adams had been pretty cold lately but appears to have considerably warmed up.
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Sun, Nov 14, 2010 10:45:00 AM

UTEP quarterback Trevor Vittatoe's ankle injury may be more serious than initially thought.  Brett Bloomquist from the El Paso Times writes: "He may play against Tulane today with an injured ankle or he may watch from the sideline."

Vittatoe returned to practice on Wednesday and all seemed well. However, he clearly won't be 100 percent if he does play.
Sat, Oct 23, 2010 09:30:00 PM

UTEP running back Donald Buckram's knee is doing better and better and the health of the Miners' offensive line is also improving.

With quarterback Trevor Vittatoe dealing with an ankle injury, this could be the game they lean on Buckram.
Sat, Oct 23, 2010 09:00:00 PM

UTEP quarterback Trevor Vittatoe was back at practice Wednesday after spraining his ankle last week against UAB. "I'm walking like a champ," Vittatoe said. "It's feeling a lot better after getting a lot of treatment. (The boot and missing Tuesday practice) was more precautionary. I'm getting a lot of treatment and I'm on the right track for getting back on the field and back with the team"

Based on Vittatoe's attitude, I expect him to be a go against Tulane on Saturday.
Fri, Oct 22, 2010 09:15:00 AM


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