NEW MEXICO: A junior college transfer who came to UNM in the spring of 2012 and has worked his way into playing time on special teams in 2013. ... continues to compete for playing time on special teams and in the defensive secondary ... being in the third year of the defensive system should help his ability to play faster in the fall.

2013 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in two games for the Lobos, at home against New Mexico State and on the road at Boise State.

MESA CC: A sophomore transfer who recorded 19 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery last season for Mesa Community College and coach Greg Croshaw.

HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior at Higley High School, he made 108 tackles with four forced fumbles, eight pass breakups, four interceptions and four fumble recoveries.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 21, 1991 in Mount Laurel, N.J ... full name is Darien Harlan-Lowery Brunson ... parents are George and Kristi ... has three sisters: Camille, Veronica and Tigist ... one brother, Devin ... dad was a defensive back at Ohio State ... uncle Troy Cephers was a defensive back at the University of Arizona ... cousin Devraun Thompson was a linebacker at Rutgers ... interested in communication as a major.