Defensive line looks to establish mindset, offensive line looks to reestablish mindset
Lobo senior tight end earns award for his winter conditioning program work
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UNM's senior defensive lineman should see action at D-end and nose-guard positions
Lobo football team looks to finish spring practice on a strong note
NEW MEXICO: Returning starter at defensive end in Coach Bob Davie's 3-4 scheme ... added 17 pounds during the offseason and will look to build off a strong 2012 campaign with an even better 2013 ... has good speed and athletic ability ... defensive line coach Archie McDaniel calls him one of the most coachable players McDaniel has ever dealt with ... became part of the defensive line rotation in 2011 ... made his first appearances in 2010 late in the year and contributed on the defensive line ... redshirted the 2009 season ... first name is pronounced ja-CORE-ee.
2012 (JUNIOR): Started all 13 games at defensive end ... earned All-Mountain West honorable mention honors ... finished with 32 tackles and led the team with eight tackles for loss and five sacks ... recorded his fifth sack of the season against Wyoming on Nov. 10 ... finished with four tackles (two solo, two assist), including 1.5 for a loss, against the Cowboys ... recorded his fourth sack of the season in the second quarter against Fresno State on Oct. 27 ... finished the game against the Bulldogs with five total tackles, four of which were solo ... led all defensive linemen with six tackles (three solo, three assist) against Air Force on Oct. 20 ... recorded two tackles (one solo, one assist), both of which were for a loss, against Hawaii on Oct. 13 ... was second on the defensive line with an overall grade of 83 percent and did not have a single missed assignment against the Warriors ... had a great game against Texas State on Oct. 6 ... had two solo tackles and recorded a sack (his third of the season) for the second straight week ... recorded his second sack of the season against No. 24 Boise State on Sept. 29 ... finished with three total tackles (one solo) against the Broncos ... notched his second tackle for a loss in as many weeks against New Mexico State on Sept. 22. ... recorded his first sack of the season, and second of his career, against Texas Tech on Sept. 15 ... received the highest grade on the defensive line for his efforts against the Red Raiders, receiving a mark of 78 percent on 52 plays ... recorded three solo tackles at No. 17 Texas on Sept. 8 in his second consecutive start.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games as a defensive end .. .productive off the bench with 27 tackles ... best game came in a six-tackle effort against Air Force in week eight ... also had back-to-back four-tackle games against Sam Houston State and New Mexico State in weeks four and five, respectively.
2010 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in the two games (BYU and TCU) as a back-up ... traveled throughout the year but received an opportunity late in the year due to injuries ... finished the season with two tackles against TCU ... also had his first career sack against the Horned Frogs ... had a key forced fumble that set up a TD for the Lobos ... had two QB hurries.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter at defensive end ... 62 tackles and 10 sacks for the Trojans as a senior in 2008 ... Newman Smith is in Carrolton, a Dallas suburb ... two-time team captain and first-team All-District 6-5A...played for head coach Paul Ressa ... three-year member of the basketball team, and the Trojans were ranked No. 1 in state Class 4A ... also Academic All-District and a tenor in the high school choir all four years.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 24, 1991, in Dallas ... full name is Timothy Jacori Greer ... son of Tim and Mary Ann ... older brother Lamont Smith played basketball at the University of San Diego (1994-99) and is currently assistant men's basketball coach at Arizona State ... older sister Kasandra Wilks played basketball at Alabama State in the mid-90s ... interested in being a high school teacher and eventually a principal.