Defensive line looks to establish mindset, offensive line looks to reestablish mindset
Lobo football team looks to finish spring practice on a strong note
List includes a Texas dozen and New Mexico duo
UNM O-coordinator Bob DeBesse says Longhorn defenders 'run like the wind.'
Coaching staff will begin to work on specifics next week
NEW MEXICO: A returning letter winner who will become more adept in executing the scheme as he continues to get comfortable ... should benefit greatly from an offseason program ... a physical player for the Lobos ... will benefit greatly from 2013 spring practice.
2012 (TRUE FRESHMAN): Played in five games during the season as a backup defensive tackle and nose tackle.
HIGH SCHOOL: A Texas 11-4A first-team selection for Pinkston High School and coach Gerald Jones in 2011 ... had more than 80 tackles and 30 tackles for loss his senior season, garnering team defensive MVP honors as well ... only played two years of high school football, lettering in basketball for four seasons ... Jones said he is a team leader who takes charge, "a type of guy who gets his teammates motivated."
PERSONAL: Born March 9, 1994 in Dallas, Texas .. .full name is Payton Delmon Hightower...son of Sonya Scott ... has one younger brother, Kevin ... an honor roll student at Pinkston.