#48 Chris Edling
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 240
Year: Junior
Hometown: Corsicana, Texas
High School: Corsicana HS
Experience: 2 Letters

NEW MEXICO: A two-year letter winner who has solidified his role as a blocking back in UNM's pistol option offense ... the next step is to continue to develop is receiving skills to become an all-around threat ... has added close to 10 pounds since the end of last season to make him a more physical player in the ground game ... earned Academic All-Mountain West honors in the fall of 2012 as a true freshman.

2013 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 12 games as a blocking back and on special teams return units ...played an integral role in the team's rushing attack, which ranked fourth in the country with an average of 308.8 yards per game.

2012 (TRUE FRESHMAN): Played 10 games and was a starter on the kickoff team ... had a 13-yard reception in the season opener against Southern.

HIGH SCHOOL: A first-team All-District 16-4A, first-team Golden Circle County and second-team Associated Press and Texas Sports Writers Association All-State 4A selection at Corsicana his senior year for coach Phil Castles ... the team's co-Offensive MVP and a team captain ... had 17 catches for 193 yards with three TDs ... 72 pancake blocks and a 97 percent blocking grade ... Corsicana finished with a 15-1 record and reached the state 4A semifinals in 2011 ... a first-team All-District and All-Golden County performer his junior year ... also lettered in soccer ... Castles call him a "physical blocker, a great character kid. He's as hard a worker as we have on our team."

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 22, 1993 in Dallas, Texas...full name is Christopher Daniel Edling ... parents are Suzann and Dan Edling...has one older sister, Jill ... Dan was an offensive lineman at Rice University ... majoring in Wildlife Management.