2017 (Redshirt Senior): Started all 12 games played at the left guard position … named to AP All-America second team for second year in a row, while also being named to the CBS Sports All-America second team ... earned All-Conference USA first team honors ... named to AP Midseason All-America team ... named to offensive line allowed zero sacks against WKU and UTSA … O-line allowed 1.0 sack at no. 7 Oklahoma and at C-USA West Division Champions North Texas … running game hit 100 yards or more in seven contests while rushing touchdowns were scored in the first six games of the season … Miners rushed for season-high two touchdowns against UTSA … Miners gained a season-high 410 yards of total offense and rushed for a season-most 164 yards with a score against LA Tech in which Joshua Fields hit a career-high 137 yards … Miners rushed for 163 yards and a score against WKU.
2016 (Redshirt Junior): Started all 12 games at the left guard position … honored as AP All-America second team ... named Conference USA first team (first UTEP offensive lineman since 2009 to earn first team honors) … has started every game (37) at the left guard position during career … played on an offensive line that paved the way for Aaron Jones to rush for a single-season program record 1,773 yards, while Jones also became UTEP’s all-time leading rusher … Miners averaged 185.5 rushing yards per game and scored 20 touchdowns on the ground … the offensive line yielded 22 sacks (1.83 per game), ranking in the top half of Conference USA … capped campaign with a career-high 555 yards of total offense, including a career-best 384 yards rushing (most since 1983) and four scores during a victory against North Texas … opened season with 518 yards of total offense against rival NM State, while rushing for 289 yards … Miners rushed for 323 yards against Houston Baptist … followed with 237 yards rushing at Florida Atlantic.
2015 (Redshirt Sophomore): Started all 12 games at the left guard position … named to Phil Steele’s 2015 Postseason All-Conference USA third team and earned All-C-USA honorable mention … played on an offensive line unit that led Conference USA in sacks allowed (12) and ranked tied for sixth for nationally in sacks allowed per game (1.0) … efforts helped the Miners post three games of 220 yards rushing or more (227 at Texas Tech, 269 at NM State, 226 vs. LA Tech) … Miners gained a season-high 542 total yards during a come-from-behind win at rival NM State … UTEP tallied 408 total yards during a win against Florida Atlantic … Miners passed for a season-high 280 yards and a pair of scores during a victory versus Incarnate Word … during a win over Rice the Miners tallied 392 yards, including 231 in the air and a pair of touchdown passes against the Owls … UTEP averaged 169.8 rushing yards per game in the last four contests – its best average during a four-game span in 2015.
2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Started all 13 games at the left guard position ... played on an offensive line that only surrendered 13 sacks (ranked first in Conference USA and eighth nationally) ... the Miners also ranked fourth in C-USA in rushing offense, averaging 207.8 yards per game, while scoring 27 rushing touchdowns ... led team to New Mexico Bowl, its first since 2010 ... the rushing offense totaled seven 200-plus yard games, including four 300-plus yard games during the season ... the Miners ran for a season-high in yards (351) and touchdowns (five) during a win over North Texas.
2013 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Played three years of varsity ball as an offensive guard and defensive tackle ... recognized as All-Conference on both offense and defense ... registered 42 tackles, eight sacks, one interception, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries during his senior season ... completed on the wrestling and track & field teams as well.
Personal: Full name is William Hernandez ... son of Robert Hernandez and Angelica Lemus ... has one sister ... born in Las Vegas, Nev. ... kinesiology major.