UTEP’s Will Hernandez was named to the 2016 FOX Sports’ annual All-America squad garnering second team honors.
This is the offensive linemen’s second All-America recognition. On Monday he was selected to the AP All-America team. Hernandez is the only Conference USA student-athlete to receive a spot in the FOX Sports’ All-America team.
Paving the way and creating holes for running back Aaron Jones is Hernandez, who has started all 37 games in his career at the left guard position. Hernandez helped UTEP rushers gain 185.5 yards per game, currently ranking fourth in C-USA.
UTEP tallied 20 rushing touchdowns. Hernandez’s efforts on the offensive line also yielded 22 sacks (1.83 avg.), ranking fourth least allowed in C-USA. The Las Vegas, Nev., native helped the Miners gain a season-high 384 yards rushing (most since 1983) during a dominant 52-24 victory against North Texas.
UTEP also tallied a season-high 555 yards of total offense against the Mean Green.
UTEP gained 323 yards rushing against Houston Baptist, while opening the season with 518 yards of total offense, including 289 rushing yards in a victory over rival NM State.
For a full list of the FOX Sports’ All-America team visit, http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/gallery/all-america-team-fox-sports-first-team-second-team-offense-defense-specialists-121316.