NEW MEXICO:Second-year tailback who made a big impact on the Lobo offense last year after transferring from Oklahoma State...was DonTrell Moore’s backup at tailback in 2003, but posted better numbers than several starting RBs in the MWC...is a more of a decisive, downhill power runner to complement the shifty Moore, but has solid agility and speed in the open field as well…uses a great burst through the hole following his first move at the line of scrimmage…gives UNM a formidable 1-2 punch in the backfield...coaches have great confidence in his ability to power the UNM ground game when called upon...is an extremely effective runner when given enough carries...should see a greater role on special teams in 2004…added 10 pounds in the offseason…worked with the offensive scout team as he sat out the 2002 season due to NCAA transfer regulations...academic all-MWC honoree last fall
2003 (JUNIOR): Finished 9th in the MWC with 642 rushing yards in 12 games (53.5/game)...had 7 rushing TDs (T6th MWC) and averaged 5.1 yards per carry...also 6 catches for 80 yards (13.3 per catch)...notched 3 100-yard games on the year (all on the road), including 2 in the final month of the season...had double-digit rushing attempts in 5 games...averaged 113 yards/game (565 total) and 5.9 yards/attempt when he carried the ball at least 10 times...was slow to return to form following an ankle injury he suffered in a breakthrough performance at Texas Tech, but got time to heal during the Lobos’ bye week (Oct. 11)...Wyoming...Owned the second half, rushing for 130 yards on 22 carries (5.9 avg.) in the final two quarters as the wind chill temperature dipped to -14 degrees in blizzard-like conditions...had 1 attempt for -3 yards in the first half...picked up 97 yards in the 4th quarter, including a 1-yard TD plunge to put the game away...carried the ball on the Lobos’ final 12 offensive plays of the game...Utah...Outstanding performance, gaining 106 yards on 14 carries (7.6 avg.) along with a TD in his second start of the year...first time over the 100-yard mark in 6 games...sparked the Lobo offense with 73 yards in the 2nd quarter...season-long gain of 45 yards to set up the first UNM score of the day...also picked up 21 yards on a critical 4th-and-2 play from the Utah 42-yard line to set up the Lobos’ go-ahead field goal to close the first half...later ran untouched for a 20-yard TD on the Lobos’ third play of the second half...San Diego State...Appeared back to his early season form, rushing for 68 yards on 15 carries (4.5 avg.), his best performance in 4 games...had gained just 46 yards on 17 attempts (2.7 avg.) in his last 3 games after an ankle injury...Texas Tech...Break-out performance in relief of an injured Moore, who left with an injured ankle midway through the 2nd quarter...sparked UNM’s stirring rally from a 21-0 halftime deficit...churned out 187 yards (12th-best all-time at UNM), with 3 TDs, on 27 carries in just 2 1/2 quarters of play...87 yards in the 4th quarter alone...also gained 69 yards on 4 screen pass receptions...256 all purpose yards were good for No. 9 on the all-time list...Texas State...77 yards, including a 1-yard TD plunge, on 17 carries in his Lobo debut
OKLAHOMA STATE:Started his college career at running back, but he was switched to linebacker in 2001...a redshirt in 2000
HIGH SCHOOL:A 2000 graduate of Boulder (Colo.) Fairview HS...all-state running back who rushed for more than 1,500 yards and 22 TDs as a senior...top-20 prospect in the state...team MVP for coach Tom McCartney...also all-state in track
PERSONAL:Born April 21, 1982, in Bellflower, Calif...age is 22...son of Daryl Sr., and Jane...father was an all-state basketball player for head coach Jim Hulsman at Albuquerque High in 1972...major is Marketing.
CAREER HIGHS:Rushing Yards: 187, at Texas Tech (9/6/03). Rushing Attempts: 27, at Texas Tech (9/6/03). Rushing TDs: 3, at Texas Tech (9/6/03). Long Rush: 45, at Utah (10/25/03). Receptions: 4, at Texas Tech (9/6/03). Receiving Yards: 69, at Texas Tech (9/6/03). Long Reception: 43, at Texas Tech (9/6/03). All-Purpose Yards: 256, at Texas Tech (9/6/03). Total Touches: 31, at Texas Tech (9/6/03). Total TDs: 3, at Texas Tech (9/6/03).