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Nathan Jeffery named Conference USA Player of the Week for performance vs. Oklahoma

by Jason Kersey Published: September 4, 2012
UTEP running back Nathan Jeffery was named Conference USA's Player of the Week for his performance against Oklahoma last week. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN
UTEP running back Nathan Jeffery was named Conference USA's Player of the Week for his performance against Oklahoma last week. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN
NORMAN — UTEP sophomore running back Nathan Jeffery was honored by Conference USA as its Player of the Week for his performance in the Miners’ 24-7 home loss to Oklahoma last week.

Jeffery, who rushed for 177 yards on 21 carries and scored a touchdown on a blocked-punt return, became the first UTEP player to earn the league’s player of the week honor since 2010.

“He made some courageous runs,” said UTEP coach Mike Price, according to the El Paso Times.

Jeffery strained a groin in the third quarter of Saturday’s loss. When he left the game, the Sooners led 10-7 and Jeffery’s last three carries had gone for 20, 71 and 12 yards.

Price said Jeffery will probably play in the Miners’ next game against Ole Miss.

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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