NMSU football coach resigns, takes Jaguars job

Posted at: 01/24/2013 12:47 PM
By: The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State head football coach DeWayne Walker has stepped down.

NMSU Athletics Director McKinley Boston announced Thursday that Walker is leaving the Aggies to take a job as an assistant coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Officials say he will be a defensive backs coach for the NFL team.

Walker posted a 10-40 overall record for NMSU in four years.

Walker was hired in December 2008 at the same time the University of New Mexico hired former head football coach Mike Locksley.

Both at the time were just a handful of college football black head coaches in the nation.

The school has not announced plans on its search for a new coach.

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