UTEP loses leading rusher for season

Field Level Media

July 30, 2019 at 10:03 pm.

UTEP, coming off a 1-11 season, will have to try to make improvement without its leading rusher from 2018, as Quardraiz Wadley suffered a season-ending toe injury in a pre-camp conditioning workout.

“This is an unfortunate incident for our team and this young man during preparations for the 2019 season,” second-year head coach Dana Dimel said in a release.

Wadley, a senior, rushed for 627 yards and seven touchdowns last season, averaging 5.1 yards per carry. Wadley has 1,072 career yards in 26 games and has a redshirt year available.

UTEP will look to Treyvon Hughes (73 carries for 320 yards last season) and local freshman Deion Hankins to lead the rushing attack.