Hobbs alum Gavin Hardison named UTEP’s starting quarterback


EL PASO, Texas – While fans in New Mexico must wait until the spring for high school football, those in Hobbs will at least be able to keep an eye on a former Eagle at the next level this fall.

This week, UTEP announced Hobbs alum Gavin Hardison will begin the season as the Miner’s starting quarterback.

Now a redshirt sophomore, Hardison is entering his second year within the program. Last year in two games, he passed for 335 yards (27-61) with one touchdown and no interceptions.

Hardison began his collegiate career at the New Mexico Military Institute after graduating from Hobbs High School.

During his season season with the Eagles, Hardison played his way into the record books. He finished the year with 5,347 yards passing which still stands as the single-season record in New Mexico high school football history.

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