April 3, 2009
By Dave Lepre -- UNM Media Relations Assistant
Standing 6'2" and weighing in at 310 pounds, imposing senior Joshua Taufalele manned the right guard spot last season for the Lobos' offensive line. Known for his powerful run blocking, Taufalele started all 12 games and notched 119 knockdown blocks, including an impressive 24 in one game at New Mexico State last season. Now a veteran member of UNM's fabled `Hitmen', Taufalele figures to be one of the main cogs in New Mexico's offensive line this fall.
But, the bruising Taufalele is quick to point out that there are no starting spots secured along the line thus far this spring. Listen to Taufalele's thoughts about working against the Lobos' new defense, the progression of the `Hitmen' thus far through spring practice, how he and the rest of the linemen are adjusting to the nuances of Coach Mike Locksley's new spread attack and more...