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  • Helped the 2012 University of New Mexico defense allow 71.9 fewer rushing yards per game than it did in 2011.
  • Three-year starting linebacker and senior captain as a player at Texas A&M (2002-05) for former New Mexico head coach Dennis Franchione.
  • Produced a trio of of all-conference performers during his one year as linebackers coach at Trinity Valley Community College in 2007.
  • Coached H-back Charles Clay, who was a sixth-round selection of the Miami Dolphins in the 2011 NFL draft. Clay recorded 16 catches for 233 yards and three touchdowns his rookie season.

Archie McDaniel enters his second year as defensive line coach at UNM. His defensive line unit in 2012 helped the Lobos improve from a No. 119 ranking among the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in rush defense in 2011 to a No. 74 ranking in 2012.

His line (including the rush outside linebacker position) produced 38 tackles for loss and 15 sacks in 2012. Junior defensive end Jacori Greer earned honorable mention All-Mountain West honors after leading the team with eight tackles for loss and five sacks. Greer's sack total put him 10th in the conference.

McDaniel came to UNM after a two-year stay at the University of Tulsa. He coached the Hurricane's defensive tackles in 2011 and their tight ends/H-backs in 2010, when the Golden Hurricane ranked sixth in the nation in total offense.

He played linebacker at Texas A&M, where he was a three-year starter and team captain his senior season. McDaniel totaled 213 tackles, five sacks and two interceptions as a starter from 2003-05. He earned his degree from A&M in agricultural development in 2005.

Under McDaniel's leadership, Tulsa's Cory Dorris earned honorable mention All-Conference USA honors in 2011. Golden Hurricane H-back Charles Clay was an honorable mention all-conference performer in 2010.

McDaniel came to Tulsa following one season as the linebackers coach at Texas Southern University, where the TSU defense was ranked 22nd in the nation for total defense during the 2009 campaign. He helped that defensive unit rank first in the SWAC for total defense and second for rush defense.

McDaniel spent the 2008 season as a defensive graduate assistant at his alma mater, Texas A&M. He assisted with coaching the Aggies' defensive line. McDaniel spent the 2007 season coaching linebackers at Trinity Valley Community College and produced three all-conference players at linebacker that season.

McDaniel has also served an internship with the Houston Texans in the NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship Intern program.

McDaniel is married to the former LaTrenia Byrd of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and has one son, Christian.

The McDaniel File

Hometown: Bay City, Texas
Birthdate: Sept. 18, 1983
Family: wife LaTrenia; son Christian
Education: B.S., Agricultural Development - Texas A&M '05
Playing Experience: Texas A&M, 2002-05

Bowl games: 2005 Cotton Bowl

Coaching experience:
2012-present: New Mexico (Defensive Line)
2011 Tulsa (Defensive Tackles)
2010 Tulsa (Tight Ends/H-Backs)
2009 Texas Southern (Linebackers)
2008 Texas A&M (Graduate Assistant)
2007 Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College (Linebackers)

Bowl games: 2011 Armed Forces Bowl, 2010 Hawaii Bowl