UNM football adds NFL experience to coaching staff

With spring training underway for the University of New Mexico football program, the roster has seen many new additions ahead of the 2022 season. It’s not just the roster either, there are also new coach additions. Byron Bell, a former Lobo and NFL offensive lineman, joined Lobo’s coaching staff as a graduate assistant. Bell played four seasons in New Mexico and was signed as an undraft. free agent in 2011 by the Detroit Lions. He played eight years in the NFL with stints in Detroit, Tennessee, Dallas and Green Bay. Bell returned to UNM after his NFL career to complete his undergraduate degree. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Physical Education as a graduate assistant at UNM. He hopes his experience at the highest level will translate well for Lobo’s players. “By teaching them the techniques that I learned,” Bell said. “I think it’ll help them get that physique back and bring back the ‘hitman’ tradition. I think that’s the one big thing, a big reason why I’m back here just to give these guys some of the things that were taught to me here as a player and giving them some of the techniques so they can learn those traditions.” Bell and the Lobos have 13 other spring training sessions, all of which are open to the public. UNM will play its annual spring scrimmage on March 12.

With spring training underway for the University of New Mexico football program, the roster has seen many new additions ahead of the 2022 season. It’s not just the roster either, there are also new coach additions.

Byron Bell, a former Lobo and NFL offensive lineman, joined Lobo’s coaching staff as a graduate assistant.

Bell played four seasons in New Mexico and was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2011 by the Detroit Lions. He played eight years in the NFL with stints in Detroit, Tennessee, Dallas and Green Bay.

Bell returned to UNM after his NFL career to complete his undergraduate degree. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Physical Education as a graduate assistant at UNM.

He hopes his experience at the highest level will translate well for Lobo’s players.

“By teaching them the techniques that I learned,” Bell said. “I think it’ll help them get that physique back and bring back the ‘hitman’ tradition. I think that’s the one big thing, a big reason why I’m back here just to give these guys some of the things that were taught to me here as a player and giving them some of the techniques so they can learn those traditions.”

Bell and the Lobos have 13 other spring practices, all open to the public.

UNM will play its annual spring scrum on March 12.

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