Quardraiz Wadley remains central to the University of Texas at El Paso’s rebuilding effort.

Even as the Miners have struggled through 24 losses in their last 25 games, Wadley continues to provide encouraging glimpses of what could be.

The 6-foot, 200-pound junior led the team in rushing (627 yards) and touchdowns (7) this season, his healthiest in his three seasons in El Paso, according to ESPN

Wadley came to UTEP from Kennedale High as arguably the most decorated player the Miners have recruited straight out of high school over the last decade.

The speedy slasher was Texas’ Class 4A offensive player of the year as a senior, rushing for 2,511 yards and 45 touchdowns in just 13 games. Among his highlights were 10 games of rushing for over 100 yards, four of over 200 and two of at least 380 yards.

In being named Texas 4A Offensive Player of the Year, Wadley finished as the state’s sixth leading rusher and fourth in touchdowns.

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