3. TOP NEW MEXICO STATE PLAYERS
Best New Mexico State Offensive Player
RB Jason Huntley, Sr.
Christian Gibson might be the more effective power runner, and QB Josh Adkins needs to be the team’s best offensive player, but the speedy Huntley is the Swiss Army knife type who ran for 505 yards and seven scores, caught 47 passes for 529 yards and three touchdown, and was among the nation’s top kick returners with three taken for touchdowns. The coaching staff will invent more ways to get the ball in his hands.
2. RB Christian Gibson, Sr.
3. QB Josh Adkins, Soph.
4. WR OJ Clark, Sr.
5. C Jamin Smith, Sr.
Best New Mexico State Defensive Player
LB Javahn Fergurson, Sr.
The 6-1, 232-pounder didn’t make every defensive play, but he gave it a shot with 132 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and even a pick-six in the season finale against Liberty. Banged up early on in his career, he started to break through with a 56-tackle junior season. Last year he became a killer in the middle, and now he’s back as the main man moving around where needed in the linebacking corps.
2. DE Cedric Wilcots, Sr.
3. DE/DT Roy Lopez, Sr.
4. S Shamad Lomax, Sr.
5. LB Mike Edwards, Soph.