Defensive line looks to establish mindset, offensive line looks to reestablish mindset
Lobo senior tight end earns award for his winter conditioning program work
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
First-year Coach Bob Davie needs to change a culture, but also some statistical shortcomings
NEW MEXICO: Massive offensive lineman who has made tremendous strides since the spring of 2012 ... a physical player who will have every opportunity to earn a starting spot in 2013 ... can play guard or tackle ... earned a spot on the two-deep roster in 2011 and saw playing time as a true freshman... could have a breakout season if he can master his technique ... moves well, has quick feet and uses his long arms to keep defenders off balance.
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 10 games with one start ... was perfect on assignment in all 221 snaps he played in 2012 ... 43 snaps vs. Nevada on Nov. 17 ... finished with seven knockdown blocks against the Wolf Pack ... saw his most extensive playing time of the season versus Wyoming on Nov. 10 and made the most of it ... finished against the Cowboys with an astounding 22 knockdown blocks in 71 snaps, the most knockdowns a Lobo has recorded this season ... saw extensive action against Hawai'i on Oct. 13 and graded out at 100 percent assignment in 37 snaps.
2011 (TRUE FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games, making starts at right guard against Nevada in week six and San Diego State in week nine...rotated with senior Mike Muniz and benefited from being around Muniz's experience.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked as one of the top offensive lineman in the state of Maryland...played at McDonough High School for head coach Luke Ethington...2010 First Team All-SMAC and First Team All-Tournament team...named first team all-state...earned the Offensive Most Valuable Player award...led his team to the 2010 State Championship (13-1)...two-year starter and letterman on the basketball team...had 77 knockdown blocks and recorded 52 pancake blocks...graded out at 86 percent as a senior...selected to the 2010 Crab Bowl.
PERSONAL: Born January 29, 1993...wears a size 21 shoe.