Rio Rancho’s Zach Vigil signs with UNM football

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RIO RANCHO, N.M. – For the third year in a row, UNM Lobos football has signed the New Mexico Gatorade Player of the Year.

Zach Vigil, a Rio Rancho graduate, signed with the Lobos. The 2021 Mr. New Mexico Football helped Rio Rancho reach the state finals in 2019 and 2021.

"This has been a dream come true since I was little," Vigil stated. "Just feels good to accomplish this goal cause it’s been a big goal of mine. I used to write it on my mirror since I was little that I wanted to go D-1 in football and it just feels great today, especially today I’m signing. I just feel blessed and feel great to accomplish a big goal of mine."

Vigil earned 1500 yards and 30 touchdowns in his senior year, en route to being named as the first-team all-state running back.