ISherion Jones came to UNM with a chance to compete for the starting quarterback job. Jones had a setback in camp when a hamstring injury put him two weeks behind. He emerged from camp as the third string quarterback, needing to catch up on what he missed during his time off.
Three weeks into the season, the former Tennessee Volunteer and Mt. San Jacinto quarterback will get his first start against rival New Mexico State.
“I am very glad I had to go through what I had to go through to get where I am now because I’m very excited,” said Jones. “I love this team man and I am glad they are giving me the opportunity to start here.”
Injuries to starter Tevaka Tuioti and second string quarterback Coltin Gerhart paved the way for Jones to get his opportunity. The Lobos are well aware of his talented past and will have a game plan built around his strengths.
“We’re going in with Sherion with a full package,” said Davie. “He can run. He can throw. We’re changing a couple of the reads to things that he is more comfortable with.” The Lobos and Aggies have a 6 p.m. start time in Las Cruces Saturday. The Aggies have won the last two meetings between the teams.