With the 172nd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Detroit Lions select...
Jason Huntley, running back, New Mexico State University.
From NM State to the NFL@thejasonhuntley is headed to the @Lions.#NFLDraft x #ProAggies pic.twitter.com/VMj4beYExh— NM State Football (@NMStateFootball) April 25, 2020
The @Lions selected @NMStateFootball RB @thejasonhuntley with the 172nd pick of the 2020 #NFLDraft.— Detroit Lions PR (@LionsPR) April 25, 2020
The only other @NMStateAggies offensive product Detroit has ever drafted was QB Bill Bowerman in 1976.
Since 1976, Huntley is only the 3rd New Mexico State RB to be drafted. pic.twitter.com/S8pLaKn54r
As you can see from the tweet, Huntley becomes just the third running back since 1976 to be drafted out of New Mexico State University. He is the 13th running back from NM State overall to be drafted and first since Chris Barnes in 2001.
The Aggies now have had two players drafted in the last three years (Jaleel Scott, 4th round, 2018 Draft)
Huntley was a very versatile back for the Aggies, returning kickoffs, producing entertaining runs and catching passes out of the backfield and lined up wide.
Good luck to Jason and congrats again!