Cromartie-Smith, Miners Sign NFL Contracts
No UTEP or New Mexico State football players were drafted by NFL teams, but several have signed free agent contracts. UTEP Safety Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, while Receiver Jeff Moturi signed a free agent contract with the Green Bay Packers, along with teammate Mike Aguayo, an Offensive Lineman. Defensive Back Cornelius Brown signed a free agent contract with the Chicago Bears.
The 6-0, 195-pound Cromartie-Smith was credited with 300 tackles while starting 34 games for the Miners, all over the last three seasons. He ranked ninth nationally and second in Conference USA in tackles per game (10.9) as a senior.
The 6-0, 190-pound Moturi tied for fourth nationally in touchdown receptions with 13 in 2007. He tied the school record by making a touchdown catch in 10 consecutive games that year. The Irving, Texas native had another big season in 2009, registering 53 catches for 974 yards and topping 100 yards five times in eight games versus C-USA opponents.