#53 Sam Mabany
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 250
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
High School: Denver South HS
Experience: High School

New Mexico: A potential big-play defender who is still learning the game after being introduced to it as a preteen since arriving from the Sudan, where he was born ... left the program during the 2014 season but returned on a try-out basis over the summer, and was put back on the squad after an excellent summer with the team ... an exceptional athlete for his size who is still learning the game..

2014 (Redshirt Freshman Season):  Played in one game for the Lobos before leaving the squad

2013 (Freshman Season): Redshirted

High School: A first-team All-Plains League selection in 2012 for the Rebels and coach Tony Lindsay ... collected 47 tackles (25 solos) with seven tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, two blocked punts and one fumble recovery ... also earned honorable mention Class 4A All-State honors ... named Defensive Player of the Game vs. Montbello on Sept. 21, 2012 when he had six tackles and two tackles for loss ... Denver South went 12-2 in 2012, won the Plains League title and advanced to the 4A state championship game ... it was the first time a Denver city team played for the state championship in 20 years ... a member of the All-Denver Prep League Team in 2011 ... had 48 tackles with 25 solos, two tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... Denver South went 6-4 in 2011 ... the No. 12-rated player in Colorado by 247sports.com ... also a member of the school's track and field team, competing in the shot put and discus ... finished second in the Colorado State High School Meet with a distance of 51-4.

Personal: Born Feb. 28, 1994 ... mother is Mary Majok.