Captains Carrier, Bollema provide leadership to running backs, inside linebackers
Lobo senior tight end earns award for his winter conditioning program work
Lobo football team looks to finish spring practice on a strong note
The talented Lobo kickoff man has moved from tailback to receiver -- the position he played in high school ball
Junior from St. Pius rewarded for passion and energy he brings to team
NEW MEXICO: Considered an all-purpose back with great speed and agility ... north-south rusher with power and speed ... has great vision and an incredible ability to make cuts and burst back to full speed ... has good hands and is a threat as a receiver ... skipped spring practice as he contemplated transferring from UNM, but he decided to ask coach Bob Davie to return, and rejoined the team on Aug. 20 ... was dropped to near the bottom of the preseason depth chart but worked his way into playing time on special teams and as a backup running back.
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 10 games ... finished with 159 rushing yards on 22 carries for a 7.2-yard average ... best game came against Fresno State on Oct. 27 when he rushed for 72 yards on five carries and had a career-long 36 yards ... also had nine carries for 61 yards against Nevada on Nov. 17.
2011 (FRESHMAN): Came off the bench in 11 of the 12 games, but finished with a team-high 500 yards, five touchdowns and a 4.6 yard-per-carry average.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for Rockville High School and coach Kevin Bernot ... Top-10 Maryland all-time career rushing list with more than 5,000 yards ... led the Washington, D.C., metro area with 2,142 yards rushing as a senior ... finished his senior season with 33 rushing touchdowns ... named first-team Washington Post All-Metro and was a 2010 Maryland Consensus All-State Team selection ... named the Washington Sentinel Player of the Year ... earned first-team All-Gazette honors and made First Team All-D.C. Sportsfan list ... made the 2010 Maryland Crab Bowl All-Star Team and the Chesapeake Bowl Team ... earned the Fitzgerald Auto Player of the Year award ... was recognized as the Best Rusher and Rusher with the Best Vision by Rivals' Brian Perroni after the Maryland Crab Bowl ... chose New Mexico over Towson ... as a junior, he rushed for 1,601 yards and 20 touchdowns ... also had 386 kickoff return yards and returned three kicks for touchdowns ... earned Washington Post All-Met Honorable Mention honors ... was a first-team All-Gazette honoree and was a 2A All-League selection ... had 1,396 yards on the ground as a sophomore, including 18 touchdowns ... played basketball and track & field while at Rockville.
PERSONAL: Son of Miata and Crusoe Gongbay.