Lobo senior tight end earns award for his winter conditioning program work
UNM's senior defensive lineman should see action at D-end and nose-guard positions
Elementary school kids get a day of football drills and fun
New Mexico will kick off at 10 p.m., Mountain time & finish up Sunday morning for Lobo fans watching in New Mexico
NEW MEXICO: Veteran offensive guard who will vie for a starting job in the fall of 2013 ... has a massive upper body with great size and leverage and is working to improve his lower-body movement ... found a home as a starter for seven gamesat left guard in 2011 ... lost 85 pounds between his junior and senior seasons at DeMatha High School ... weighed 415 as a junior, but implemented a rigorous daily regimen to lose weight before his senior season: 1 hour on a stationary bike, 30 minutes on a treadmill, 1 hour on an elliptical machine, followed by weightlifting, and a much better diet ... actually participated in the school's "Biggest Loser" contest.
2012 (JUNIOR): Played in 12 games with four starts at right guard ... participated in a total of 298 snaps with a 98 percent assignment grade ... helped the Lobos average 301.3 yards per game to rank fifth in the nation.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Made his first career start against No. 13 Arkansas in week two and started seven straight games...also served as part of the back-wall protection on the punt team.
2010 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 10 games as a reserve guard and was also used on special teams...appeared in 134 plays.
HIGH SCHOOL: One of two 2009 signees from DeMatha HS in Washington, D.C., along with McPhearson...first team all-metro, first all-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and second team all-county offensive guard as a senior...played for head coach Bill McGregor...the Stags won WCAC titles in 2006, `07 and `08.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 6, 1990, in Washington, D.C...full name is Calvin Lee McDowney II...son of Calvin and Cassandra...interested in Mechanical Engineering.