After last year's impressive turnout at the Student Activities Complex, UTEP football will head to the east side again this year, as they will take spring ball to Del Valle on Friday, April 5.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. at Del Valle High School (950 Bordeaux Dr., El Paso, TX 79907) with free admission to the public.

Last year, the athletic department held a town hall with Athletic Director Jim Senter and introduced UTEP men's basketball coach Rodney Terry for the first time to the public. The spring practice featured an interesting element where head coach Dana Dimel gave insight over the PA system during the practice to explain what they were doing.


“We're excited to once again reach out to all of our East Side fans,” said Dimel in a release. “We're looking forward to showing them what we've been working on at this special spring practice.”

Following the practice, there will be an autograph session with Miner football athletes, along with complimentary UTEP football posters.

Local UTEP players, such as quarterback Mark Torrez, running back Josh Fields, wideout Richie Rodriguez, running back Reynaldo Flores, receiver Erin Portillo, lineman Markos Lujan, tackle Robert Lazarin, guard Bobby Deharo, lineman Greg Long and defensive tackle Josh Ortega, will return to the east side as hometown products. Freshman lineman Tristin Tuialuulu, a 2018 Del Valle graduate, will return to his old stomping grounds for this.

The UTEP football team is in the midst of spring drills, which will culminate in the annual spring game on April 13 at noon in the Sun Bowl. Admission for the spring game is also free.

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