ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – University of New Mexico middle linebacker Dakota Cox says he feels 100 percent. The Lobo junior is coming back from an torn ACL suffered on one of the last plays in a game last season.
“I’m so anxious to get out there and play and just being out here with the guys and practicing is something I know never to take for granted now,” said Cox. “I have gone through a lot in recovery and just being out here is an amazing feeling and all my hard work has paid off.”
Cox made the freshman All America team in his first year in cherry and silver and has been solid ever since. His time on the field against Mississippi Valey State will depend on the number of plays run by the opposing team. Lobos head coach Bob Davie wants to be cautious not to over extend Cox, who had surgery at the end of last season.
“He’s shown no signs of any problem but, he hasn’t gone out there to play sixty or seventy snaps in a game,” said Davie. “I think he is going to be fine. Our fingers are crossed that he’s fine. We’re anxious to see.”
The Lobos and Mississippi Valley State have a 6 p.m. start time Saturday.