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2009 Aggie Football Summer Spectacular Photos

2009 Aggie Football Summer Spectacular Photos

Seven Aggies Named To Phil Steele’s Preseason All-WAC Football Team

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Phil Steel released his preseason All-WAC Team this week, which included seven Aggies football players.
The team included senior offensive lineman, Joe Palmer and senior wide receiver, Marcus Anderson on the offensive side. The defensive list included senior linebackers, Nick Paden and Jason Scott, junior defensive backs, Alphonso Powell and Davon House while sophomore, Kyle Hughes was named as third team punter and fourth team kicker.

Palmer was a vital part of helping former quarterback Chase Holbrook throw for 280 yards a game and rank 27 in the country in total offense. He helped the Aggies offense rank ninth in the nation in passing offense, averaging 301.3 yards thru the air per game and 64th in total offense, averaging 355.6 yards a contest.  Continue Reading This Post >>

2009 Aggie Football Wallpaper

2009 Aggie Football Wallpaper

NM State Football To Wear Redesigned Helmet In 2009

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team will sport a newly designed football helmet in 2009, as head coach DeWayne Walker has moved back to the all crimson helmet, which will feature the NM State logo on the side. The helmet will feature a white face mask. Also on the back of the helmet will be the logo of the 2nd Engineer Battalion out of White Sands, as the Aggies honor the battalion for their service to our country.

"We changed the helmet because we wanted to change the look," Head Coach Dewayne Walker said. "We wanted to try and create some consistency and establish a traditional look like a USC or Nebraska. The players input was important in this decision and I took their opinion into consideration. We wanted to create a look that will be identified with NM State football for years to come and we hope the community, students and faculty embrace this new look."

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Aggie Football Legend Pervis Atkins Selected To 2009 FBS College Football Hall Of Fame Class

2009 College Football Hall of Fame Induction Photo Gallery

Courtesy: National Football Foundation

NEW YORK - From the national ballot of 76 candidates and a pool of hundreds of eligible nominees, Archie Manning, chairman of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, announced the 2009 College Football Hall of Fame Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) Class, which includes the names of 16 First Team All-America players and two legendary coaches.


PERVIS ATKINS - HB, New Mexico State (1958-60)
TIM BROWN - WR, Notre Dame (1984-87)
CHUCK CECIL - DB, Arizona (1984-87)
ED DYAS - FB, Auburn (1958-60)
MAJOR HARRIS - QB, West Virginia (1987-89)
GORDON HUDSON - TE, Brigham Young (1980- 83)
WILLIAM LEWIS* - C, Harvard (1892-93)  Continue Reading This Post >>

Chris Williams, Derrick Richardson Sign NFL Free Agent Contracts

According to NM State football SID Tyler Dunkel, former Aggies Chris Williams and Derrick Richardson have signed free agent contracts following the 2009 NFL Draft. Williams will join the Miami Dolphins while Richardson signed with the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers. There is no word yet on the status of record setting Aggie quarterback Chase Holbrook.

LCHS/NM State's James Hall Jr. Named To USA Football Junior National Team

CANTON, OH - James Hall Jr. of Las Cruces, N.M., and New Mexico State University, has been selected to play for USA Football's 2009 Junior National Team which will compete in the sport's first junior world championship this summer. The 5-8, 170-pound running back is one of 36 graduating high school seniors soon to enter one of 27 college football programs who will play on America's first national team in the sport comprised of players aged 19 and under. USA Football's Junior National Team roster will ultimately consist of 45 student-athletes.  Continue Reading This Post >>

2009 Spring Practice Photos

2009 Spring Practice Photos

Walker Announces 2009 Football Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

2009 Football Schedule

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach DeWayne Walker announced the Aggies' 2009 schedule Tuesday, March 31. In 2009, the Aggies face six bowl teams from the 2008 season, as well as the two rivalry games and a Big Ten opponent. All home games in 2009 will be played on Saturday and game times are set for 6:00 p.m. (All times subject to change)

"We are extremely excited to open the season at home and with a conference game,” head coach DeWayne Walker said. "To have a chance to start the season with a conference win is a great opportunity. I'm also excited that we have a bye week so late in the season. To start the season with three straight home games is a great advantage for our players and I hope the fans, students, faculty and the community will come out and support us this coming season.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies To Release 2009 Football Schedule This Evening

The New Mexico State athletic department will formally announce the 2009 football schedule later this evening. Under first year head coach DeWayne Walker, the Aggies will open with three straight home games to begin the season. The Aggies open against conference foe Idaho on September 5th followed by Prairie View A&M on September 12th. The Aggies will then host I-10 UTEP on September 19th followed by a road trip Albuquerque to face I-25 rival UNM on September 26th. The Aggies will then travel to San Diego State on October 3rd. The Aggies return home on October 10th to face Utah State and then head back on the road for an October 17th game at Louisiana Tech. The Aggies will then host Fresno State on October 24th before heading to Columbus, OH to face Ohio State on Halloween, October 31st. The Aggies have a bye week on November 7th followed by a road trip to Hawai'i on November 14th.  Continue Reading This Post >>