More good news on the NFL front for the UTEP Miners as Quintin Demps has made the final, 53 man roster for the Houston Texans. Demps entered the 2011 as a free agent, after being cut by Houston after camp, but was resigned by the Texans in midseason. He finished 2011 with twenty-two tackles and two interceptions for one of the NFL's best defenses. He was also used sparingly as a kick returner.
Demps is one of my all-time favorite Miners and was an absolute monster in the secondary throughout his career in orange and blue. It's exciting to see him develop into a strong role player for the Texans and have a chance to continue his career in the NFL. This will be his fourth NFL season after playing his first two years with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles drafted him in the 4th round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
Demps joins 2012 UTEP alumnus Antwon Blake, as ex-Miners who have made NFL rosters this week in an NFL secondary.
The news was not as good for ex-Miner Cornelius Brown, who played for the Indianapolis Colts last season, was waived on Saturday by the Chicago Bears. We will update you if he lands elsewhere.