Courtesy of NMSU
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The 2015 NM State football team captains have been chosen as announced by head coach Doug Martin on Saturday. Linebacker Rodney Butler, defensive lineman Alexander Trujillo, linebacker Robert Wagner, wide receiver Teldrick Morgan and offensive lineman Andy Cunningham have been selected by the coaching staff to lead the Aggies this season.
During the 2014 season, Butler led the Aggies with 119 tackles, which included 58 unassisted and 61 assisted tackles to earn a Second Team All-Sun Belt selection. Butler collected eight games with double-digit tackles and had a career-high 17 tackles at UTEP on Sept. 13.
Trujillo played in five games during the 2014 season and started against UTEP. The redshirt senior amassed 10 tackles and one tackle for loss during his five games.
During the 2014 season, Wagner appeared in five games. The redshirt junior helped the defensive unit garner 14 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles during his five games.
Morgan had 75 receptions for 903 yards to average 12.0 yards per catch and 82.1 receiving yards per game in 2014. The redshirt junior had a career-long 57-yard reception at UTEP on his way to a personal-best 202 receiving yards. Overall, Morgan amassed four games of at least 100 receiving yards, eight games with 50 or more receiving yards and seven touchdowns. Morgan was recently selected to the Preseason All-Sun Belt Second Team.
Cunningham, a four year starter, has played every position on the offensive line. He played in the first six games of the 2014 season before being sidelined due to injury for the second time in his collegiate career. Prior to his injury, the redshirt senior helped anchor an offensive line that allowed Tyler Rogers to throw for 1,471 yards and Larry Rose III to rush for 290 yards in the first half the season.
The Aggies kick off the 2015 season on Sept. 5 as they travel to Gainesville, Fla. to take on the Florida Gators in a 5:30 (MT) p.m. contest. The game will be televised on the SEC Network.
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