New Mexico has 23 seniors ending Lobo careers Saturday at Colorado State
UNM's Matt Raymer & Freddy Young have 12 tackles; Dallas Bollema has nine plus a huge interception
Nevada steps onto Branch Field Saturday with one of the more balanced run-pass attacks in the nation.
23 Lobo Seniors Will Say Goodbye to Branch Field on Saturday
NEW MEXICO: Four-year letterman who has played cornerback and safety ... brought a steady influence to the secondary ... was one of the biggest and best athletes in the group ... had 40 career appearances with 18 starts over his UNM career ... his production in 2012 kept rising as the season went along ... began 2011 as a starter at safety but stayed active when he came off the bench after week four ... excellent leaping ability (39.5-inch vertical) and could make a real impact on defense as he improves his technique and develops in the weight room ... the son of former Seattle Seahawks (1984-87) and Indianapolis Colts (1988-90) linebacker Fredd Young...the older Young played at New Mexico State from 1980-83 and in the NFL for seven seasons.
2012 (SENIOR): Recorded 59 tackles (30 solos) to finish tied for fourth on the team, even though he missed two games early because of a shin injury ... also had two tackles for loss and his first forced fumble of his career ... was active in the season finale against Colorado State, finishing with 11 tackles, including a team-high seven solos ... tied for the team lead with 12 total tackles (six solo, six assist) against Nevada on Nov. 17 ... set a new personal career-high for tackles in a season following his performance vs. the Wolf Pack ... finished third on the team in tackles against Fresno State on Oct. 27 with nine (three solo, six assist) ... forced the first fumble of his career against the Bulldogs in the third quarter ... made the 100th tackle of his career in the second quarter when he and Matt Raymer teamed up to pull down a Fresno State receiver ... tied for third on the team with six total tackles (four solo, two assist) against Air Force on Oct. 20 ... assisted on three tackles against Texas State on Oct. 6 ... broke up one pass and recorded five tackles (three solo, two assist), including half a tackle for a loss, against No. 24 Boise State on Sept. 29 ... missed the Lobos' game at New Mexico State with an injury ... did not play at Texas Tech due to injury ... tied for third on the team with three solo tackles against Texas on Sept. 8 and assisted on one other ... made three tackles in UNM's season-opening win vs.. Southern on Sept. 1.
2011 (JUNIOR): Played in all 12 games with four starts...recorded 38 tackles on the season with 0.5 tackles for loss and one pass breakup...had a career-high eight tackles, all solos, coming off the bench against Nevada in week six....finished with seven tackles against Sam Houston State in week four, six tackles vs. Texas Tech in week three and five tackles with his half-tackle for loss at Boise State in the season finale.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Had 31 tackles in nine games from his safety position...started at Oregon and UNLV and at home against Wyoming...missed the final three games due to an injury...had a career-high seven tackles twice, against Texas Tech and Colorado State.
2009 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 8 games, primarily as a reserve cornerback...had 4 tackles, including 3 against Colorado State...had his first career tackle at Texas A&M.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Las Cruces Mayfield High School...first team all-state defensive back and second team all-state receiver as a senior for the state champion Trojans...had 6 interceptions - 2 for TDs - from his cornerback position, plus 42 catches for 506 yards and 3 TDs as a receiver...Mayfield, 39-1 from 2006-08, finished 12-1 and beat Clovis 49-48 in overtime to win the 2007 title...played for head coach Michael Bradley...also pitched for the baseball team.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 10, 1990, in Las Cruces...full name is Freddy Kimball Young...son of Fredd and Terry.