Awards banquet recognizes outstanding Lobo performances in the classroom
NEW MEXICO: Former transfer looking to earn playing time in 2013 after playing on the scout team during his first two seasons at New Mexico ... Added 23 pounds since arriving in 2011 ... has a great work ethic in the weight room.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played at San Diego Mesa College for coach Henry Browne...was named the top player on the team.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Cathedral Catholic HS in Del Mar, Calif...played football for coach Sean Doyle...high school team was California Interscholastic Federation champion in 2008 and 2009...the team was also state champion in 2009.
PERSONAL: Born April 7, 1991 in Poway, Calif.,...son of MarieJo and Kevin Atkins...has a sister, Lelia...hobbies include football and playing video games...intends to major in Physical Education.