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New Mexico's 12-pack of seniors end their careers as Lobos short on wins, but long in character
'I am as proud of them as any team I've ever coached on.' Lobo Coach George Barlow
New Mexico vs. New Mexico State Oct. 1, 2011
New Mexico vs. Sam Houston State Saturday, September 24, 2011
The Lobo Football team hosted a Fan Photo Day on August 20, 2011 in University Stadium.
NEW MEXICO: Outstanding defensive end who showned flashes of stardom over the past four years...three-year starter with 48 games played and 34 starts...excellent pass rusher off the edge with great sideline-to-sideline range...has had at least one tackle in 27 straight games...understands the defense well and plays with great confidence... made tremendous improvement in the weight room since arriving at UNM...outstanding performer on the practice field while redshirting in 2007 and was voted Most Valuable Defensive Scout by his teammates...very personable, outgoing and involved off the field...high character player who served as an ambassador for Lobo football...usually front and center at other Lobo sporting events...took acting classes in high school.
2011 (SENIOR): Participated in all 12 games with 10 starts...recorded 45 tackles, including 28 unassisted...finished with 6.5 tackles for loss to rank second on the team...had two six-tackle games that served as season highs...six tackles against Nevada in week six and six tackles with 1.5 TFLs against Texas Tech in week three...forced a fumble during a five-tackle effort against Sam Houston State in week four.
2010 (JUNIOR): Finished with a career-high 49 tackles from his defensive end position...started all 12 games and was a key pass rusher for the Lobos...used his athletic frame to record two sacks and three TFLs...finished sixth on the team in tackles...19 of his 49 stops were unassisted...tied a career-high with nine tackles against nationally-ranked TCU on Nov. 27...had a fumble recovery against UTEP on Oct. 2...logged two QB hurries and blocked two kicks.
2009 (SOPHOMORE): Was 2nd on the team with 4.5 sacks in his first 12 starts...8.5 tackles for loss ranked 3rd on the team...46 total stops (24 solo)...had 2 forced fumbles on sacks (T-5th MWC), 24 QB hurries/hits (2nd on the team), and an interception...earned midseason 2nd team all-MWC recognition from Phil Steele's College Football Preview magazine but was slowed a bit by a high ankle sprain midway through the season (missed final 3 1/2 quarters of week 6 game at Wyoming)...team captain in week 4 and the team's co-defensive player of the game vs. Air Force.
`09 HIGHLIGHTS: vs. No. 22 BYU...Sparked a gritty defensive effort when he sacked QB Max Hall on the Cougars' opening play of the game...later in the 2nd quarter he made a leaping INT of Hall's attempted screen pass deep in Lobo territory...finished with 2 tackles and also had 2 QB hurries/hits...at No. 14 Utah...Solid effort against one of the MWC's best offensive lines, finishing with 4 tackles including 2 solo tackles for loss...also had a pair of QB hits/hurries...vs. UNLV...Returned to form after an ankle injury 2 weeks earlier with 5 stops, including a TFL, and 3 QB hurries/hits...at Texas Tech...Just 2 tackles, but made his presence felt with another sack and strip and a career-high 5 QB hurries/hits...vs. New Mexico State...Matched his career-high for the 2nd straight week with 9 stops...teamed with Johnathan Rainey on a 6-yard sack and helped limit the Aggies to a mere 2.2-yard average on their 56 rushing attempts...also had 2 QB hits/hurries...vs. Air Force...Career-high 9 stops and knocked Air Force starting QB Tim Jefferson out of the game with a 1st quarter hit...vs. Tulsa...4 tackles, including a career-high 2.0 sacks (-11 yards)...side-stepped a cut block and engulfed elusive QB G.J. Kinne on the opening snap of the game...later blindsided Kinne and forced a fumble on his second sack...2 QB hurries/hits as well...at Texas A&M...6 tackles, including 1 TFL, in his first collegiate start...also had 2 QB hurries.
2008 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games as one of the first defensive ends off the bench...finished with 18 tackles (7 solo), including 3.0 for loss (2 solo, 2 assisted) and 1.5 sacks which led all reserve linemen...also had 9 QB hits/hurries - best among all defensive reserves - and 2 fumble recoveries...showed a glipse of his great potential in games against New Mexico State (week 5) and San Diego State (week 8)...5 tackles, a sack, and 2 QB hurries against the Aggies...3 tackles, 2 assisted TFLs, including a sack, and a season-high 4 QB hurries against the Aztecs...also scooped up a fumble and went 28 yards for a TD midway through the first quarter of the SDSU game.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Long Beach (Calif.) Jordan High School...highly-touted defensive lineman and tight end who was selected to the prestigious Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team as a senior...67 total tackles, including 5 sacks for 60 yards in losses and a fumble recovery as a senior...receiving numbers were 36 catches for 629 yards and 6 TDs...best game was 9 grabs for 159 yards against Millikan...had 3 TD receptions for the Panthers against Cabrillo...team Most Valuable Player and team captain...also first team all-league tight end...played for head coach Scott Meyers...spent his first three years of high school at Hauppauge (haw-pog) HS in Long Island, N.Y.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 12, 1989, in Los Angeles...full name is Jaymar Marcell Latchison...lived in Denver for 13 years, through the eighth grade...son of Charles Latchison and Rochelle Lowe...father is a minister...Jaymar has five brothers and sisters...major is University Studies.
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