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Greyhounds Rack Up more than 5,000 Volunteer Man-Hours in Community Service

Reprinted by permission from the ENMU Office of Community Services
(Written by Wendel Sloan)

The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound football team racked up more than 5,000 man-hours of community service projects in the Clovis/Portales area in the last year – including helping kindergarteners learn to read.

Working in nine 8-10 person teams, the groups competed against each other for points. The top two teams, captained by J. J. Ortiz and Fide Davalos, were recently treated to a steak dinner cooked by the coaches at the First Baptist Church in Portales. [more]

Greyhounds Sign Defensive Lineman Marco Ramirez from Plainview High School
Defensive lineman Marco Ramirez, from Plainview High School in Plainview, Texas, has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to play football at Eastern New Mexico University. According to ENMU Head Coach Mark Ribaudo, the coaching staff is “excited” about the contributions and presence on the defensive lineman that Ramirez, 6’2”, 290 pounds, will give the Greyhounds. Ramirez was a First Team All-District selection this past season. He previously was chosen Second Team All-South Plains. [more]

ENMU Ready for Green vs. Silver Spring Game
Greyhounds will Play at Leon Williams Stadium in Clovis
The Eastern New Mexico University football team will play its annual Green vs. Silver Spring Game on Saturday, Mar. 25 at Leon Williams Stadium in Clovis, N.M. Game time is set for 2 p.m. MST. Admission is free and the game is open to the public.[more]

Greyhounds Sign Offensive Lineman Randy Calderon from Lubbock Cooper
The Eastern New Mexico University football team will be able to improve their protection up front with the signing of Randy Calderon, a 6’ 1”, 270 pound offensive lineman, from Cooper High School in Lubbock, Texas. Calderon, who was chosen as a 3A All-State offensive lineman in 2005, signed his National Letter-of-Intent in the final week of February. He was twice selected First Team All-South Plains, First Team All-District 2-3A and First Team All-City during his career at Cooper.[more]

Greyhounds Sign 13 Student-Athletes for 2006 Season

Ten Freshmen and Three Junior College Players
Eastern New Mexico University head football coach Mark Ribaudo has announced the signing of 13 student-athletes to National Letters-of-Intent. The recruiting class includes 10 freshmen and three junior college transfers. Listed below are players who signed National Letters-of-Intent with Eastern New Mexico University during the junior college signing period or on the first day of the regular signing period on Feb. 1, 2006. The list includes three junior college players who joined the Greyhounds at the start of the current semester. [more]

Freshmen in 2006
Charles Allen, Paris, Texas (Paris High School), Linebacker, 5'9", 180 lbs.
Darrell Gray, Houston, Texas (Cypress Falls High School), Linebacker, 6'0", 200 lbs.
Brandon Haug, Cedar Park, Texas (Cedar Park High School), Outside Linebacker, 5'10", 195 lbs.
Texavier Henry, Pearland, Texas (Pearland High School), Safety/Linebacker, 5'11", 205 lbs.
Jesse Poku, Richardson, Texas (Richardson High School), Wide Receiver, 6'3", 190 lbs.
Devin Sweet, Clovis, New Mexico (Clovis High School), Free Safety, 6'4", 215 lbs.
Ryan Torres, Fort Worth, Texas (North Crowley High School), Offensive Lineman, 6'3", 275 lbs.
Courtland White, Cypress, Texas (Cypress Falls High School), Outside Linebacker, 5'9", 180 lbs.
Willie Williams, Fort Worth, Texas (North Crowley High School), Defensive End, 6'0", 200 lbs.
Trey Wood, Lubbock, Texas (Cooper High School), Quarterback/Linebacker, 6'2", 195 lbs.

Junior College Transfers
Kyle Harris, Altamonte Springs, Florida (N.M. Military Institute), RB/WR, 6'1", 200 lbs.
Jason Walker, Fresno, Texas (Texas Southern University), Running Back, 6'2", 225 lbs.
Jimmy Wright, Albany, Georgia (New Mexico Military Institute), Cornerback, 5'9", 165 lbs.

Three ENMU Football Players Selected for 2005 LSC South All-Academic Team
Rush Chosen Academic Player of the Year

The Eastern New Mexico University football team placed three players on the 2005 Lone Star Conference South Division All-Academic Team, including the Academic Player of the Year, in voting by the LSC South sports information directors. ENMU’s All-Academic selections were joined on the LSC South Commissioner’s Honor Roll by eight additional players, as the Hounds led the LSC South with 11 players honored overall.

ENMU players named to the LSC South All-Academic Team were senior offensive guard Tyson Rush (6’6”, 310 lbs., Williamsburg, NM/Hot Springs HS), senior tight end Artemus Tennison (6’1”, 215 lbs., Lubbock, TX/Monterey HS) and sophomore outside linebacker Brandon Harper (5’11”, 190 lbs., Dallas, TX/Skyline HS). Rush was named LSC South Academic Player of the Year.[more]

Hunter and White Selected to Play for West Team at Cactus Bowl

Eastern New Mexico University senior wide receiver Derrick Hunter (6’0”, 180 lbs., Lamesa, TX/Lamesa HS) and senior cornerback Corey White (6’0”, 165 lbs., Lubbock, TX/Estacado HS) have been selected to play for the West team in the 2006 Cactus Bowl, set for Friday, Jan. 6, at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville, Texas. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:35 p.m. MST.[more]

Acuna and White Named to Daktronics Division II All-Southwest Region Second Team

Eastern New Mexico University senior offensive guard Robert Acuna, Jr. (6’0”, 307 lbs., Alice, TX/Angelo State University) and senior cornerback Corey White (6’0”, 165 lbs., Lubbock, TX/Estacado HS) have been selected to the Second Team of the Daktronics Division II All-Southwest Region Football Team for 2005, as selected by sports information directors at NCAA Division II colleges and universities. Acuna helped the ENMU offense rank third nationally in rushing with 303.0 yards per game this fall. White provided 27 tackles, four pass break-ups, two blocked kicks and a fumble recovery during the season, while also returning 11 kickoffs a total of 192 yards.[more]

White Named Third Team All-Southwest Region by

Corey WhiteEastern New Mexico University senior cornerback Corey White (6’0”, 165 lbs., Lubbock, TX/Estacado HS) has been chosen Third Team All-Southwest Region for 2005 by, which covers NCAA Division II football. Earlier this month, White was named First Team All-Lone Star Conference South Division for the second consecutive season.

White registered 27 total tackles for ENMU in 2005. He recorded 20 unassisted tackles and seven assists. He tied for the team lead with four pass break-ups, led the Greyhounds with two blocked kicks, recovered one fumble and earned one tackle for a loss. [more]

ENMU Places Three Players on ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Football Team
Rush, Tennison and Davalos are First Team Selections

Eastern New Mexico University has placed three players on the 2005 ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-District 6 Football Team, as selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). All three ENMU players were named to the First Team. A Second Team was not selected this year because there were too few nominees to trigger additional awards.[more]

ENMU Football Players Hemphill, Hunter, Ojeda and White Selected First Team All-LSC South

Acuna and Pilgrim Named to Second Team;
Six Greyhounds Receive Honorable Mention

Derrick HunterPatrick HemphillTim OjedaCorey White

Four Eastern New Mexico University football players have been named First Team All-Lone Star Conference South Division in voting by the LSC South head coaches. Eastern placed two players on the Second Team, and a total of six Greyhounds received Honorable Mention. A total of 12 ENMU players were selected for one of the All-LSC South teams.[more]

Greyhounds Defeat Western New Mexico, 47-20

Shutts Scores on 44-Yard Fumble Return to Start 20-Point 4th Quarter
Eastern New Mexico University’s Cameron Shutts (Jr., FS, Gilroy, CA/ Galivan CC) returned a Western New Mexico University fumble 44 yards for a touchdown with 7:16 remaining in the game, helping the Greyhounds earn a 47-20 victory over the Mustangs, Saturday, Nov. 5 at Ben Altamirano Field. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for Eastern, which ended the season with a 5-6 record. Western finished at 5-5, for the Mustangs' best season since 1994.

Shutts, making his first start, provided the key play following a fumble by Western's Lateef Azziz. Lee Price (Jr., PK/P, Holliday, TX/Holliday HS) kicked the extra point, giving ENMU a 34-13 lead.

Four plays later, WNMU was forced to punt. ENMU cornerback Corey White (Sr., Lubbock, TX/ Estacado HS) blocked the punt, sending the pigskin flying toward the WNMU goal line. ENMU took over on downs at the Western 7-yard line. Two plays later, Fide Davalos (Jr., RB, Portales, NM/Floyd HS) scored on a 3-yard run. [more]

West Texas A&M Outscores ENMU, 52-51 in Overtime, to Claim Wagon Wheel Victory
ENMU Gains 632 Total Yards; Hounds Set School Record with 475 Rushing Yards
West Texas A&M University and Eastern New Mexico University teamed up for a scoring spree in their Lone Star Conference game on Saturday, Oct. 8, in Canyon, Texas. The teams combined for 1,183 yards, 46 first downs and 103 points, as a crowd of 22,993 at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium watched West Texas edge ENMU, 52-51 in overtime, to win the Wagon Wheel game and remain undefeated on the season. WTAMU improved to 7-0, 3-0 in the LSC South, while ENMU fell to 4-3, 4-2 in the LSC South.

Eastern outgained the Buffaloes, 632 to 551 in total offense, with the Hounds setting a school record with 475 rushing yards. The old record of 473 was set against Panhandle State University in 1975. Senior running back Jason Tezeno (Levelland, TX/Levelland HS) led the way with 192 yards on 25 carries. Wide receiver Derrick Hunter (Sr., Lamesa, TX/Lamesa HS) scored on a 62-yard touchdown catch to tie Eastern's record for career touchdown receptions (20), equalling the mark set by Steve Jackson from 1983-84. [more]

Tickets Still Available for ENMU at WTAMU Football Game
Despite rumors of a sellout, tickets still remain for the football game between Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas A&M University set for Saturday, Oct. 8 at Kimbrough Stadium in Canyon, Texas. As of mid-afternoon on Tuesday, Oct. 4, there were between 5,000 and 6,000 tickets still on sale for the game at West Texas A&M. Game time is set for 5 p.m. MST (6 p.m. CST).

ENMU (4-2, 2-0 LSC South) and West Texas (6-0, 2-0 LSC South) will battle for the Wagon Wheel and the Lone Star Conference South Division lead at 5 p.m. MST on Saturday. The winner will have a one-game lead over the rest of the division with three games remaining on the LSC South schedule. The game also is part of the Homecoming weekend at West Texas A&M.

Tickets for the ENMU vs. WTAMU game are $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 5-17. To order tickets, please call the WTAMU Ticket Office at (806) 651-4424. If that line is busy, please call the WTAMU Athletic Office at (806) 651-4400. [more]

ENMU Drops Undefeated Angelo State, 38-14
Benton Carries 22 Times for 143 Yards and 4 Touchdowns
Eastern New Mexico University piled up 24 first downs and 455 yards of total offense, as the Greyhounds dropped Angelo State University from the undefeated ranks with a 38-14 victory over the Rams in the Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Greyhound Stadium. Quarterback Michael Benton (So., Everman, TX/Everman Joe C. Bean HS) ran 22 times for 143 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead the offense. Meanwhile, the ENMU defense limited ASU to just 192 total yards, including a meager 78 yards in the final three quarters.

ENMU, which won for the fourth consecutive week, improved to 4-2 overall, 2-0 in the Lone Star Conference South Division. Angelo State fell to 5-1 on the season, 1-1 in the LSC South.

Benton, who has now rushed for 688 yards on 123 carries this season, scored on touchdown runs of 1, 2, 15 and 3 yards. He also completed 5 of 11 passes for 118 yards, as he amassed 261 yards of total offense against the Rams. Benton, averaging 114.7 rushing yards per game, ranks fourth in the LSC in rushing offense. [more]

Greyhounds Defeat Abilene Christian, 33-30, to Open LSC South Schedule
Benton Rushes for 106 Yards on 24 Carries; Special Teams Provide Key Plays
Eastern New Mexico University rallied from a 22-14 deficit late in the first half to score 19 unanswered points, as the Greyhounds opened Lone Star Conference South Division play with a 33-30 victory over Abilene Christian University at Shotwell Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 24. Quarterback Michael Benton (So., Everman, TX/Everman Joe C. Bean HS) carried the ball 24 times for 106 yards and two touchowns, while completing 7 of 13 passes for 89 yards and one additional touchdown. ENMU improved to 3-2 overall, while ACU fell to 2-2.

The ENMU special teams provided several big plays: Lee Price (Jr., PK/P, Holliday, TX/Holliday HS) kicked a 22-yard field goal as the first half expired; Corey White (Sr., CB, Lubbock, TX/Estacado HS) forced ACU to miss its first extra point kick; Tony Johnson (So., ILB, Levelland, TX/Levelland HS) blocked ACU's third extra point attempt.

Price's 48-yard punt in the third quarter resulted in a safety for ENMU when Danieal Manning, ACU's outstanding return man, grabbed the ball at the 2-yard line and was tackle in his own end zone. On defense, Tim Ojeda (Jr., OLB, Banning, CA/Mt. San Jacinto CC) recorded a team-high 11 tackles (7 solo, 2 for losses, 1 QB sack) and intercepted a pass. On offense, the Greyhounds rushed for 249 yards on 54 caries and gained 338 yards overall.

Box Score

ENMU Rushes for 425 Yards in 30-13 Win over East Central
Benton Carries 21 times for 162 Yards, Tezeno Adds 126 Yards on 18 Carries
The Eastern New Mexico University offense ran with the ball 73 times and gained 425 yards on the ground, as the Greyhounds defeated East Central University, 30-13, at Greyhound Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 17. The win was Eastern's second in a row and improved the Hounds to 2-2 on the season. East Central dropped to 1-3.

Sophomore quarterback Michael Benton (Everman, TX/Everman Joe C. Bean HS) rushed 21 times for 162 yards to lead the ENMU offense. He scored a 3-yard touchdown and set up another score with a 44-yard run to the 1-yard line. Senior running back Jason Tezeno (Levelland, TX/Levelland HS) contributed 18 carries and 126 yards to the rushing attack. It was the first time ENMU had two 100-yard rushers in the same game since the Hounds defeated East Central, 35-29, on Sept. 28, 2002.

The ENMU defense, which gave up a 43-yard touchdown run to King Bennet of ECU on the Tigers' first possesion, shut down East Central for nearly the remainder of the game. ECU scored its second touchdown with 5:15 left in the fourth quarter to pull within 23-13. Eastern gained 434 total yards, while the Tigers finished with just 127 yards.

Lee Price (Jr., PK/P, Holliday, TX/Holliday HS) kicked three field goals (44, 52, 26), made all three extra points and averaged 42.6 yards on five punts. His 44-yarder into the wind in the first quarter hit the crossbar and bounced through the goal post. The 52-yarder was recorded with 1.4 seconds left in the first half. It was just one yard short of the school record of 53, set by Rosli Hussein against Southwestern Oklahoma in 1983 and East Texas State (now Texas A&M-Commerce) in 1985

Box Score

Greyhounds Shut Out Southwestern Oklahoma, 28-0
Hunter Returns to Action and Scores Two Touchdowns;
Benton Rushes for 115 yards and Completes 7 of 9 Passes for 113 yards
Eastern New Mexico University welcomed the return of Derrick Hunter (Sr., WR, Lamesa, TX/Lamesa HS) to action following an injury, and the senior receiver didn't let the Greyhounds down, as he led ENMU to a 28-0 shutout of Southwestern Oklahoma State University on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Weatherford, Okla. Hunter caught four passes for 78 yards and scored two touchdowns on receptions of 25 yards and 11 yards. The ENMU defense limited SW Oklahoma to 197 total yards, as Eastern improved to 1-2, while the Bulldogs dropped to 1-2.

Michael Benton (So., QB, Everman, TX/Everman Joe C. Bean HS) completed 7 of 9 passes for 113 yards against SWOSU, while running 21 times for 115 yards and one touchdown. The Greyhounds amassed 391 yards of total offense.

Hunter's performance allowed him to became Eastern's all-time leader with 2,170 career pass receiving yards. He moved him past Steve Jackson (1983-84), who gained 2,104 receiving yard.

Box Score

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