Football Program Walk-On Information

If you are currently not enrolled at the University of New Mexico as a Full-Time Student:

  • You must apply and be accepted to the University of New Mexico
  • Once you have been accepted, proceed with the below instructions
  • If you are not enrolled at New Mexico, you will not be able to walk-on (per NCAA rules)

The New Mexico Football Program holds two open tryout dates per year. One at the beginning of August after fall classes begin, and the second in the middle of February during Spring Semester. At these tryouts, each potential walk-on will be tested on areas of body measurement, speed, agility, and strength. Based on performance results, potential walk-ons will be evaluated and graded on their ability to compete with our scholarship athletes. If the potential walk-on is determined to have the ability to compete at the Division I Level, he will then be added to the roster for participation (provided the individual meets academic and NCAA requirements) in either practice or off-season conditioning drills.

Potential Walk-On already a student at New Mexico:

  • You must be cleared with the NCAA Eligibility Center (www.eligibilitycenter.org)
  • You must be registered for at least 12 credit hours at UNM
  • You must have proof of a physical from within six months of the walk-on day
  • You must have proof of health insurance
Potential Walk-On that is a graduating high school senior:
  • You must be registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center (www.eligibilitycenter.org)
  • You must have proof of a physical from within six months of the walk-on day
  • You must have proof of health insurance
Potential Walk-On enrolled at another institution and participating in football (currently or previously):
  • No member of the New Mexico Athletic Department may talk with you until New Mexico receives a release from your school (per NCAA rules)
  • You must be cleared with the NCAA Eligibility Center (www.eligibilitycenter.org)
  • You must have proof of a physical from within six months of the walk-on day
  • You must have proof of health insurance
Potential Walk-On enrolled at another institution and has not participated in football:
  • No member of the New Mexico Athletic Department may talk with you until New Mexico receives a release from your school (per NCAA rules)
  • You must have been cleared by NCAA Eligibility Center (www.eligibilitycenter.org)
  • You must have proof of a physical from within six months of the walk-on day
  • You must have proof of health insurance
All potential walk-ons must complete the following information sheet:

Click Here to fill out the walk-on information form.