New Mexico: Ronnie Lott
Even if there weren’t so few options, Ronnie Lott would be the obvious choice for the best player to come out of New Mexico. Without question, he’s one of the best safeties in NFL history. He won four Super Bowls, made 10 Pro Bowls, was named to both the 1980s and 1990s All-Decade Team and is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Lott was a star from the first time he set foot on an NFL field, first as a cornerback and eventually a safety. In addition to his skill, his toughness stood out. Rarely was there an injury that could keep Lott off the field. He even had his pinky amputated in the middle of his career and continued to play without a second thought.
Runners Up: Norm Evans, Tommy McDonald