Portalatin Joins Football

Portalatin Joins Football
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POSTED: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 6:42pm

UPDATED: Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 9:45pm

Wayne Portalatin had considered playing football before leaving UTEP. Head football coach Mike Price has obliged. The Miners basketball player could be on the field for spring football. Price said he will play defensive end because of his size, however Portalatin has little football experience.

"He played a little bit during high school and maybe some during his sophomore year but not much football background. That's why we are putting him at defensive end. Just bat the ball down when the quarterback comes your way," said Price.

Spring practice for UTEP football begins March 31st.

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