ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A player with the Denver Broncos stopped by Albuquerque High School Monday to talk to students about how to prepare for their financial future.
Joel Dreessen is a tight-end with the Broncos. He is helping out with Visa's statewide unveiling of the educational video game that is meant to help students tackle their financial futures through practical money skills for life.
Dreessen shared what he went through his rookie year playing for the New York Jets.
"It would be a full calendar year before I would earn another NFL paycheck. If I hadn't been smart with my money, if I hadn't saved my money, I don't know if I would be in the NFL anymore because by saving my money, it allowed me to keep pursuing my dream," Dreessen told students Monday.
New Mexico state auditor Hector Balderas and State Treasurer James Lewis were also hand Monday for the event.
An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.