#38 David Anaya
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 192
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Roswell, N.M.
High School: Goddard HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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NEW MEXICO: Former walk-on from Goddard High School who earned a scholarship after the 2013 season ... has earned considerable playing time during his first two seasons as a blocking back... a tough, hard-working player who understands the game ... coaching staff is excited about his potential. ... Has earned two New Mexico Man honors -- Sept. 22, 2012 vs. New Mexico State and Oct. 5, 2013 vs. New Mexico State. ... an all-purpose player who can run, catch, block and contribute on special teams.

2013 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games, contributing on both offense and special teams ... an integral part of the UNM running game that finished fourth in the nation with an average of 308.8 rushing yards per game. ... finished with 11 carries for 103 yards on offense and had a career-long 51-yard run against New Mexico State .... his 54 yards rushing on two carries against the Aggies was a season-best. ... served as the New Mexico Man during the Rio Grande Rivalry game against NMSU ... also returned 11 kickoffs for a 15.5-yard average with a long of 28 yards.

2012 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 13 games, making two starts when the Lobos opened in a two-backfield set ... rushed 13 times for 71 yards and added a one reception for six yards on the season ... the best game of his career came in the season opener against Southern when he rushed for 65 yards on just seven carrries and had a career-long 32-yard run ... also a big contributor on special teams ... returned seven kicks for an average of 23.1 yards per game, including a career-long 32-yarder ... served as the New Mexico Man during UNM’s games at New Mexico State on Sept. 22 and at home vs. Boise State on Sept. 29 (the New Mexico Man is a designated walk-on who leads the team onto the field with the New Mexico state flag prior to the start of a game ... the New Mexico Man is selection on a weekly basis out of dedication, work ethic, team spirit and unselfishness that exemplifies Lobo football.

HIGH SCHOOL: Finished his Goddard High School (Roswell, N .M.) career as the second-leading rusher in New Mexico high school history, amassing 5,733 yards with 70 touchdowns, ,,, Rushed for more than 2,000 yards each during his junior (2,332 yards, 30 TDs) and senior (2,269 yards, 32 TDs) seasons. ... A member of the four-time District 4-4A football champion Goddard Rockets and coach Sam Jernigan ... the Rockets also won state championships in 2008 and 2009, finished as runner-up in 2011 and advanced to the semifinals in 2010 ... also wrestled at Goddard, winning the 182-pound state championship as a senior in 2012. He became the first wrestler at Goddard to place at the state championship meet in each of his four seasons. He was fourth in 2009, third in 2010 and second in 2011.

PERSONAL: Parents are Lynda and Raymond Anaya ... has five brothers (three older and two younger) ... an older brother, Desmond, was a senior defensive lineman at New Mexico State in 2012 ... the two brothers played against each other when the Lobos visited the Aggies on Sept. 22, 2012.