Defensive line looks to establish mindset, offensive line looks to reestablish mindset
Lobo football team looks to finish spring practice on a strong note
New drills and practice routine add to the team's intensity
List includes a Texas dozen and New Mexico duo
NEW MEXICO: An athletic big body who earned a lot of playing time as a true freshman ... had a productive offseason, adding 18 pounds to his frame ... should compete for a starting position with a productive spring ... needs to continue to learn the defense and show he can handle an expanded role.
2012 (TRUE FRESHMAN): Played in all 13 games at defensive tackle ... finished the season with five tackles, one apiece in five games. Also colleged three pass breakups.
HIGH SCHOOL: A two-year first-team All-Capital Conference and Group 4 selection (2010-11) for Rancocas Valley Regional and coach Dan Haussman ... also a first-team All-Burlington County honoree his senior year ... finished with 42 tackles, six sacks, three forced fumbled, four pass deflections and one fumble recovery in 10 games in 2011 ... had 36 tackles, seven sacks, four forced fumbles and two interceptions his junior year ... a team co-captain who helped Rancocas to back-to-back playoff appearances ... one of Rancocas' coaches, Terrence Howard, played for Bob Davie at Notre Dame ... Howard says Twitty has a great first step off the ball, is a run-stuffer and a tireless worker ... also is a four-year letterman in basketball, helping the team win a state championship in 2008.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 21, 1993 in Mount Holly, N.J. ... son of Nadine Byrdsong ... has two older brothers, Antoine and Hannibal Byrdsong ... Antoine played at West Virginia State and Hannibal at Lackawanna College ... Howard says Dominic is active in the community ... favorite athlete is LeBron James ... interested in finance as a major.