The New Mexico Man

One of the great traditions established by Lobo head coach Bob Davie has been the designation of a walk-on, or former walk-on player as the “New Mexico Man” each week during the season. The selected player leads the team onto the field with the New Mexico state flag before home games as well as in Las Cruces at the Rio Grande Rivalry game between the Lobos and New Mexico State. The player runs with the flag across the field to the north end zone, where he waves it for the home crowd.

Coach Davie and his staff select the weekly player based on dedication, work ethic, team spirit and unselfishness that exemplifies Lobo football and the state of New Mexico. “Walk-ons are critical to our success here at UNM,” Davie said at the implementation of the program. “I have tremendous respect for all of them and want to have a way to recognize their importance and contributions to the program.”

2012 New Mexico Men Honorees
Jeric Magnant David Anaya Reece White
Sept. 1 - Southern Sept. 22 & 29 - New Mexico State & Boise State Oct. 6 - Texas State
Tim Foley Greg Rivara Matt Raymer
Oct. 27 - Fresno State Nov. 10 - Wyoming Nov. 17 - Nevada


2013 New Mexico Men Honorees
Reece White Randy Williams David Anaya
Aug. 31 - UTSA Sept. 28 - UNLV Oct. 5 - New Mexico State
Steven Romero Tim Foley Jack Lamm
Oct. 19 - Utah State Nov. 8 - Air Force Nov. 16 - Colorado State


2014 New Mexico Men Honorees
Greg Wortman Randy Williams  David Anaya New Mexico Man
Aug. 30 - UTEP Sept. 6 - Arizona State Sept. 20- at New Mexico State
 Geoff Smelser New Mexico Man  Zack Rogers New Mexico Man  John Russo
Sept. 26 - Fresno State Oct. 10 - San Diego State Nov. 8 - Boise State
Marcus Lopez     
Nov. 29 - Wyoming