Captains Carrier, Bollema provide leadership to running backs, inside linebackers
Lobo football team looks to finish spring practice on a strong note
Junior from St. Pius rewarded for passion and energy he brings to team
Lobo improvement transcends wins, losses
UNM is seeking its fifth win of the season for the first time since 2007
NEW MEXICO: Talented north-south runner whose 2012 season was limited to two games because of a knee injury ... has a good balance of speed and power between the tackles ... should be fully recovered for 2013 spring practice ... emerged as the team's starting running back late in 2011 and finished second on the team in rushing ... moved from wide receiver to running back during the 2010 season ... limited action due to injuries, but has shown flashes of being a contributor, especially during spring ball ... suffered a knee injury during the spring of 2010 and missed most of the regular season ... was clocked at 4.5 in the 40 in high school.
2012 (JUNIOR): Played in two games before suffering a knee injury that ultimately cost him the rest of the season ... only carried the ball once against Texas Tech but made it count as he scored his second touchdown of the year on a two-yard run with 13:41 remaining in the second quarter ... did not play vs.. Texas due to a knee injury ... led the Lobos with 103 yards on 13 carries vs. Southern ... it was the first 100-yard game of his career ... became UNM's first 100-yard rusher since Desmond Dennis ran for 133 on Nov. 21, 2009 ... was the only Lobo with multiple catches vs.. Southern, pulling down two for four yards.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 10 games, starting four and took on a more significant role as the season went on...four consective starts came during weeks 8-11 ... finished second on the team with 242 rushing yards on 81 carries (a 3.0 yard-per-carry average) with three touchdowns ... also had nine receptions for 36 yards...had 47 yards on 12 carries and two TDs during the 21-14 win over UNLV in week 10 ... had a career-high 54 rushing yards on 14 carries in week eight against Air Force ... toted the ball a career-high 17 times for 51 yards in week seven at TCU ... scored his first career TD against New Mexico State in week five and finished with three carries for 25 yards.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Oak Ridge (Tenn.) High School ... speedy, versatile athlete who played mostly running back and defensive back in high school ... a standout point guard for the Oak Ridge basketball team earlier in his career before breaking through on the football field ... averaged 5.1 yards per carry as a senior (444 yards) and scored nine rushing touchdowns in his first year as the starting tailback for the class 5A Wildcats ... also an outstanding receiving threat throughout his career, racking up 50 catches for 802 yards (16.0 average), along with seven touchdowns in his last three seasons ... scored on an 82-yard kickoff return and also returned a punt 54 yards for a touchdown in a win against Fulton High School his senior year.
PERSONAL: Born July 31, 1990, in Knoxville, Tenn ... full name is Demarcus Andrew Rogers ... son of Dwight Rogers and Juanita Milton ... has an older brother, Barium.