Aho, Newman shine at tight end, outside linebacker, respectively
100 NFL prospects will play in Jan. 19 game
Senior tight end will play in January all-star event
New Mexico has 23 seniors ending Lobo careers Saturday at Colorado State
Nevada steps onto Branch Field Saturday with one of the more balanced run-pass attacks in the nation.
New Mexico football faces against Hawaii
New Mexico vs. Texas Tech - AP Photo Gallery
The Lobo Football team hosted a Fan Photo Day on August 20, 2011 in University Stadium.
NEW MEXICO: A fifth-year senior who finished his career tied for the most receptions by a tight end in UNM history with 77 (tying John Duff, 1987-88)... showed his unselfishness in 2012 when he took on more of a blocking role to accommodate the offense's need to run the ball and control the clock in 2012 ... participated in the East-West Shrine Game in January ... added more than 30 pounds to his frame from the end of his junior season to the beginning of his senior year ... one of five players to start every game for New Mexico in 2011 ... an Academic All-Mountain West honoree in the fall of 2011 ... a hamstring injury slowed him during the first part of spring, but began to show the form that earned him a 2010 All-MW honor during the end of spring practice...a preseason candidate for the John Mackey Award (that goes to the nation's best tight end) in 2011...48 career games with 34 starts ... a two-time All-American who was a first-team All-Mountain West Conference season in 2010 ... has shown the ability to be a real receiving weapon and a dangerous red zone-target ... made significant strides in his blocking at the line of scrimmage and created match-up problems for smaller DBs as a downfield receiver ... a late bloomer in high school who was just 6-2 and 185 pounds entering his junior season ... older brother, Brooks, was a three-year starter (2008-10) at defensive end for the University of Arizona and was a second-round pick (42nd overall) of the Houston Texans in the 2011 NFL Draft.2012 (SENIOR): Played in all 13 games with seven starts. Finished the season with five receptions for 37 yards as UNM's offensive emphasis switched to its running game. ... Finished with 23 knockdown blocks in 275 plays in MW games as UNM ranked fifth in the nation in rushing offense at 301.2 yards per game. ... Had an overall blocking grade of 83 percent or better in seven of UNM's eight conference games. ... caught two passes for 24 yards vs. Hawai'i on Oct. 13.
2011 (JUNIOR): Started all 12 games, finishing third on the team in receptions with 22, even though defenses accounted for him far more than they did in 2010...had 241 receiving yards, also third best...best stretch came during a four-game span toward the end of the year when he caught 12 passes combined for 145 yards...season highs of four receptions against Air Force (week eight) and UNLV (week 10)...a season-high 58 receiving yards in the 21-14 victory over the Rebels...also a key member on special teams, producing seven tackles on the season.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 of 12 games and made seven starts at the tight end position...earned first team all-Mountain West Conference honors...named to the CollegeFootballNews.com first team all-MWC, honorable mention All-American and the all-Sophomore second team...hauled in 33 passes for 459 yards and a team-high five TDs, the best numbers by a Lobo tight end in 23 years, since John Duff (51-701-6) in 1987...Reed led UNM with 41.7 receiving yards a game...had his first 100-yard receiving game against Wyoming on Nov. 6 in University Stadium...had a career day against the Cowboys, finishing with a career-high seven catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns...he had a career-long grab of 40 yards against Wyoming...one of his TD catches was featured on ESPN's Plays of the Day and made Plays of the Month for November on ESPN...played his best football during conference play, with 26 catches, four TDs and a team-high 362 yards in eight games...was named the John Mackey National Tight End of the Week on Nov. 10 for his outstanding game against Wyoming.
2009 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Capped his fine debut season by earning third team Freshman All-America honors from CollegeFootballNews.com - the first Lobo TE to earn such recognition...started 8 times in his first 12 collegiate games...17 catches (212 yards, long of 29, TD) were the most by a Lobo tight end since 2006 (John Mulchrone - 20)...ranked second on the team with an average of 12.5 yards per catch...also an improving blocker who sprung Demond Dennis' 62-yard run against New Mexico State and cleared the way for Donovan Porterie's option keeper TD vs. BYU.
`09 HIGHLIGHTS: vs. No. 22 BYU...two catches for 28 yards with a long of 17...just missed his second TD of the year when he was unable to control the ball before stepping out of bounds...cleared the way for Donovan Porterie's TD run on the opening posession of the game...at San Diego State...two grabs for 21 yards...kept a Lobo TD drive alive with a sensational 12-yard grab on third down, wrestling the ball away from a defender as he had his facemask pulled back...vs. UNLV...Matched his season-high with four receptions for 34 yards...pulled in his first career TD with a sliding, fingertip grab from 13 yards out that cut the deficit to seven points early in the fourth quarter...at Texas Tech...Season-highs of four catches for 49 yards - all of which went for first downs...made a tough 21-yard catch in traffic across the middle to convert a third-and-2 play.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Tucson Sabino High School...prep standout who led all Arizona high school tight ends with 41 receptions for 761 yards and seven TDs in 2007...consensus first team all-state pick as a senior...also had 36 tackles and two sacks from his defensive end position...the Sabercats were a perfect 10-0 in the regular season before losing to Prescott 34-28 in the first round of the 4A playoffs...played for head coach Jay Campos...was on the wrestling team in 2006 and '07, and competed in the shot put, discus, long jump and 200 meters for the track team...third in the state discus finals as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 29, 1989, in Tucson...full name is Lucas George Reed...son of Bob and Kathleen Reed...major is University Studies.
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