NEW MEXICO: Returning veteran at safety who has 21 games of experience under his belt ... has the ability to play safety or cornerback ... an intelligent player who runs well ... working on trusting his instincts more to play faster in the secondary ... coaches think he has a big upside ... was a late scholarship addition in 2011.
2013 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games, collecting 26 tackles on the season, including 19 solos ... had two games against Air Force and Colorado State in which he had four tackles ... four unassisted tackles against the Falcons were a season high.

2012 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in nine games with three starts ... finished with 14 tackles (12 solos and two assists) ... had a career-high five tackles -- all solos -- in his first career start against Texas Tech ... also had a 35-yard fumble return against New Mexico State.

2011: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Albuquerque Academy...played for Coach Kevin Carroll ... also lettered in basketball and track.

PERSONAL: Mother is Valerie Branch ... older brother Alan is a defensive end for the Buffalo Bills ... younger brother Desmond is a defensive end who will join the Lobos in the fall.