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NEW MEXICO: Emerging team leader who has become one of the most productive players on defense ... a self-starter and big hitter, he will use 2013 to make himself more of a vocal leader on defense in 2013 ... has a great burst toward the line of scrimmage and has the potential to make big plays because of it ... a 2012 Fall Academic All-Mountain West honoree ... last name is pronounced "BOW-la-muh."
2012 (JUNIOR): Started all 13 games as an inside linebacker and also played special teams as well ... led the Lobos with 89 tackles and earned All-Mountain West honorable mention honors ... a solid effort in the 2012 season-finale at Colorado State with six tackles, one tackle for loss and a 35-yard interception return that set up UNM's first score of the game ... had a tremendous game vs. Nevada on Nov. 17 -- nine tackles (six solo, three assists), with 1.5 tackles for loss ... he also intercepted his second pass of the season late in the fourth quarter, returning it 37 yards ... led the Lobos with seven total tackles (four solo, three assist) against Wyoming on Nov. 10 ... recorded his first career sack that helped stop a Cowboy drive late in the second quarter ... tied for the team lead with nine total tackles (four solo, five assist) against Air Force on Oct. 20 ... recovered his second fumble of the season on the Falcons' opening drive of the third quarter ... played a great all-around game against Hawai'i on Oct. 13, recording seven tackles (four solo, three assist), forcing a fumble, and breaking up a pass ... had a fantastic game against Texas State on Oct. 6 as he finished second on the team with five solo tackles (six total), including one for a loss ... also forced his first fumble of the season and intercepted the first pass of his career, returning it 22 yards late in the fourth quarter against the Bobcats ... recovered his first fumble of the season against No. 24 Boise State on Sept. 29 ... the fumble recovery came on the opening kickoff of the second half against the Broncos and led to the first Lobo touchdown of the game ... finished with five total tackles (three solo, two assist) against Boise ... tied for the team lead with seven tackles against New Mexico State on Sept. 22 ... also recorded his second pass breakup of the season against NMSU ... had a career day against Texas Tech as he finished with a career-best 14 tackles, including 13 solos and two tackles for loss ... was all over the field Sept. 8 vs.. Texas, recording four solo tackles and assisting on three others ... recorded his first pass breakup of the season against the Longhorns as well.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Third on the team in tackles with 68 in just 10 games ... also broke up two passes and forced a fumble ... recorded seven or more tackles in six games ... his debut as a starter produced a season-high 13 tackles in the season opener against Colorado State ... had nine tackles in season finale against No. 8 Boise State...finished with eight tackles against No. 13 Arkansas and Texas Tech, assisting on a tackle for loss in each game ... seven tackles in games at Wyoming and San Diego State.
2010 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Finished his first season with 39 tackles while playing in all 12 games ... had a then-career-high 11 tackles at Air Force ... recorded a forced fumble against UTEP on Oct. 2 ... had at least one tackle in 10 of 12 games ... primarily used as a backup linebacker and on special teams.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter at linebacker for the Artesia Bulldogs ... state Defensive Player of the Year by PrepNewMexico.com in 2008 ... all-district and all-state honoree all three years at Artesia ... 189 tackles as a senior and 507 in his prep career ... team MVP his senior season ... led the state with 177 tackles as a junior ... 2006 and 2007 Meacham Tackle recipient, an award given to the defensive player who logs the most tackles in a season ... played for legendary head coach Cooper Henderson ... Artesia won state titles in 2006 and `07 ... also a two-year lettermen in basketball ... member of National Honor Society, Lions Club and A-Club, and active in church youth group.
PERSONAL: Born July 10, 1990, in Riverside, Calif ... son of Darryl and Colleen ... majoring in Civil Engineering.
BOLLEMA CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 14 vs. Texas Tech (9/15/12)
Tackles for loss: 2 vs. Texas Tech (9/15/12)
Sacks: 1 vs Wyoming (11/10/12)
Interceptions: 1, three times (last time vs. Colorado State 11/24/12)