Ex-UTEP Receiver Named To NFL Team's Practice Squad

POSTED: 05:00 PM MDT Jul 11, 2012    UPDATED: 03:23 AM MDT Nov 05, 2010 

Former UTEP Miner Jeff Moturi was named to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad this week, according to a report in the Indianapolis Star newspaper.

Moturi went undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft this spring. He signed a free agent contract with the Green Bay Packers but did not make the squad.

Shortly following the conclusion of the 2010 NFL Draft on Saturday, UTEP defensive back Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith and wide receiver Jeff Moturi agreed to free agent contracts. Cromartie-Smith joins the Pittsburgh Steelers and Moturi is a Green Bay Packer.

Moturi was first team All-Conference USA as a sophomore in 2007 and honorable mention All-League each of the last two years. He made a catch in 36 straight games to end his collegiate career. One of eight players in school history to amass 2,000 yards receiving, Moturi ranks rates third in UTEP annals in TD catches (26), fourth in receptions (170), tied for fourth in 100-yard games (10) and fifth in receiving yards (2,527).

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.