• September 21, 2021
 UTEP’s Hernandez Earns AP Midseason All-American Recognition

The guard garnered second team honors through seven games and has racked up 44 starts in four seasons for the Miners.

UTEP’s Hernandez Earns AP Midseason All-American Recognition

Senior Will Hernandez was named to the AP Midseason All-America team chosen by a panel of 16 Top 25 poll voters on Tuesday morning.

The guard garnered second team honors through seven games and has racked up 44 starts in four seasons for the Miners. Hernandez is not new to the spotlight having earned 2017 AP Preseason All-America second team recognition.

Last season, the Las Vegas native was the first Miner offensive lineman to receive AP All-American second team and FOX Sports’ All-American honors. The senior was also the first UTEP offensive lineman since 2009 to earn All-Conference USA first team recognition. Hernandez’s national recognition didn’t stop there, as he garnered Pro Football Focus Pass Protector of the Year.

Hernandez is the only Conference USA student-athlete to earn recognition.

The Miners have their bye week but will return to action in the Sun Bowl on Saturday, Oct. 28 against UTSA. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. MT.

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