A former Wildcat took part in a historic event this past December. The New Mexico State football team won its first bowl game in 57 years. Brandon Gonzalez who played for the Wildcats from 2011 to 2015 was on the sidelines wearing white and crimson for the Aggies bowl win over Utah State. The game went into overtime and after the win, the Aggies fans stormed the field in Tucson. Gonzalez was a redshirt freshman this past year and was on the offensive scout team. “It feels amazing to be part of this bowl team especially since the team hasn't been to a bowl game in such a long time.” Playing college football is a dream that almost all high school players have and Gonzalez was able to accomplish this with persistence. “I walked on to try out for the team and being on a division-one team is very competitive. The advice I would give to any athlete who wants to play at the college level is to work hard, call, email, send film and talk to as many coaches as you can, even if it’s at a junior college eventually you will get an offer to play somewhere," Gonzalez said. Gonzalez is currently playing tight end and long snapper for the Aggies.