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Boys and Girls Club Football Clinic Photos

Boys and Girls Club Football Clinic Photos Interview With Chase Holbrook chatted with former Aggie quarterback Chase Holbrook last week. Chase was in Las Cruces for Aggie Pro Day and is preparing for next month's NFL draft. We talked with Chase about Pro Day, his experience at the NFL Combine, what he misses about New Mexico State and what he recommends people try at his dad's new BBQ restaurant. You participated in Pro Day at NM State, talk about that experience.
Chase Holbrook: It was good. I thought there was a decent turnout of teams there. For me it went pretty good. All I did was throw. It wasn't too busy a day for me. Which teams were there?
CH: There were a few guys from the Bills, Cardinals, Green Bay and the Chargers. You played in the Texas vs. The Nation game and you came in and threw the game's first touchdown. What was that experience like being able to do that?  Continue Reading This Post >>

Former NM State Football Players Participate In Pro Scout Day

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Ten players participated in the Pro Scout Day held at New Mexico State University, as players showcased their skills for the NFL draft in front of six scouts from various teams including the Giants, Chargers, Bills, Cardinals and Packers.

Pro Scout Day is mostly about numbers. Events started in the Coca-Cola weight room where scouts measured heights and weights while players were tested on the bench press, standing long jump and in the vertical jump.

Highlighting the Pro Scout Day were wide receiver Chris Williams, safety Derrick Richardson, offensive lineman Polo Gutierrez and defensive back Vincent Butler, defensive lineman Rhyan Anderson, defensive back Brennen Baiamonte, quarterback Chase Holbrook, linebacker Chris Nwoko, wide receiver Kenneth Buckley and wide receiver A.J. Harris.  Continue Reading This Post >>

First Shots Of The New NM State Football Helmet

If you aren't subscribed to the Aggie Football Newsletter put out by Football Program Coordinator Juan Lozano, this is what you're missing out on:

If you want to subscribe (and we know you do) go to the Contact Us page and send us a message and we'll send you his e-mail address (we're doing it this way to avoid the dreaded spam bots) or you can call him at (575) 646-4127.

Walker Announces NM State’s 2009 Signing Class

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State head football coach DeWayne Walker announced the Aggies’ 2009 signing class Wednesday afternoon. 18 student-athletes signed a National Letter of Intent with the Aggies to attend New Mexico State University and play football beginning 2009. NM State also signed four student-athletes to gray shirt scholarships, which allows those student-athletes to be on full scholarship beginning the spring semester of 2010 and awarded three scholarships to student-athletes that were with the team in 2008 and a scholarship to a student-athlete, who was a 2008 gray shirt signee.

"When I arrived in Las Cruces we already had six very good players committed," Walker said. "As we began recruiting our comfort zone was the state of California and we felt that our connection there would allow us to put together a solid recruiting class for the first year. I feel we have met our needs on the defensive line, defensive back and offensive line. I thought our coaching staff did a great job identify talent."

The Aggies’ 2009 signing class is full of junior college transfers and high school student-athletes. The defensive line and offensive line was a main focus for coach Walker’s first signing class as head coach. The Aggies signed six defensive linemen and four offensive linemen. Also signing with NM State were five defensive backs, four wide receivers, three running backs, two quarterbacks and one tight end to round out the signing class.

The Aggies signed a mixture of junior college and high school players, including twelve junior college signees and eleven high school players. Also in the signing class are two players in the Top 100 list, quarterback Tanner Rust (No. 41) and defensive back Eric Hunter (No. 78). Seven of the 18 signees in the 2009 class will be with the Aggies during spring practice.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Walker Adds Eight Assistant Coaches To Staff

Written By: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach DeWayne Walker announced Tuesday the hiring of eight assistant coaches to the staff, including Timm Rosenbach, Mike Rutenberg, Dale Lindsey, Keith Murphy, Jesse Williams, Gary Uribe, R. Todd Littlejohn and Jason Lenzmeier.

Walker brings in a staff that has collegiate and professional experience both on the coaching and playing level. Three of the assistant coaches have coached at the professional level for a variety of teams including the New England Patriots, the Washington Redskins, the San Diego Chargers, the Chicago Bears, the Green Bay Packers, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Saint Louis Rams. The staff also has experience coaching in BCS conferences such as the Pac-10 and the Big East. In addition, offensive coordinator Timm Rosenbach and assistant head coach Dale Lindsey played at the professional level.  Continue Reading This Post >>

29 Aggies Honored For Academic Success By The WAC

The WAC honored its student athletes this week with the announcement of the 2008 Fall Semester Academic All-WAC Teams. A total of 29 NMSU student athletes from four Aggie sports were named to the Academic All-WAC Teams. The criteria for making the Academic All-WAC Team is as follows: To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests.

Congratulations to the following Aggies for the continued academic success:

Men's Cross Country
Michael Hart, So., Patrick Hernandez, So., Joshua Sifuentes, Gr., Daniel Waldo, Sr.

Women's Cross Country
Ingrid Flores, Jr., Brandi Gutierrez, So., Christina Herrera, Jr., Brittany Hurtado, So.

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DeWayne Walker To Be Introduced As New Aggie Head Football Coach On Wednesday

Written By: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Athletics Director Dr. McKinley Boston has confirmed that DeWayne Walker will be introduced as the Aggies’ 33rd head football coach on Wednesday morning. A news conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. (Mountain Time) in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center on the third floor. The news conference will be streamed live on the New Mexico State Athletics website,

Walker has been a part of the coaching ranks for 21 years at both the collegiate and professional levels. Most recently, Walker was in his third season as UCLA’s defensive coordinator. In addition, he served as UCLA’s interim head coach for the 2007 Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl game. Walker, who excelled at coaching defenses for three different organizations in the National Football League prior to coming to UCLA, has established himself as one of the top defensive minds in the collegiate game. His professional coaching resume includes stops with the Washington Redskins, New York Giants and the New England Patriots.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Derrick Richardson and Chris Williams Earn All-American Awards

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State senior’s Chris Williams and Derrick Richardson have earned All-American honors announced Tuesday afternoon. Williams earns his second All-American honor of his career, as he was named to the fourth team Phil Steele All-American team, while Richardson became the tenth All-American in school history, as he was named an honorable mention selection by  Continue Reading This Post >>

Nine Aggies Named To Phil Steele All-WAC Football Teams

CLEVELAND, OH - Phil Steele of Phil Steele Publications released his 2008 All-WAC team Thursday afternoon. The New Mexico State football team had nine student-athletes selected for this post season honor.

Heading the list was wider receiver Chris Williams, who led the Aggies this season with 86 receptions for 1,271 yards and nine touchdown catches. He also led the conference in receiving yards per game (105.9) and receptions per game (7.17). Williams was fourth in the nation in receiving yards per game and 12th in receptions per game. Earlier in the year, Williams became the Aggies’ all-time leader in receiving yards (3,555) and touchdown catches (32). Williams was also selected to the third team, as a kick returner.  Continue Reading This Post >>