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Lobo lineman works his way into starting spot

J.P. Murrieta
April 19, 2017 10:31 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The University of New Mexico football team only has two more workouts left this spring.

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This is the first full offseason for defensive lineman Cody Baker. Out of necessity, Baker started as a true freshman back in 2015. He then suffered a shoulder injury.

Baker has put on 20 pounds since his freshman year, and he now feels healthy and has worked his way into a starting spot on the defensive line.

"I'm pretty strong inside and I've been working on my pass rush a lot more, but I feel like I'm a pretty versatile, strong player," Baker said. "I can play both sides and I feel comfortable."

"He's a guy we wish we could have redshirted, but we didn't," head coach Bob Davie added. "He's really a good player."

The Lobos will hold their annual spring showcase on Saturday. It's free and open to the public. The gates open at 10:30 a.m.

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