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“We’re not here to crawl over each other to get to the top.”

University of New Mexico offensive lineman Garrett Adcock’s daily routine mixes pass protection and blocking drills with mock trials and arguments.

Adcock, who redshirted as a freshman, completed a bachelor’s degree in biology at New Mexico in just three years – then decided to use his final two years of eligibility to pursue a law degree. And while the offensive line unit may be one of the most collaborative groups in sport, Adcock has found a similar sense of fellowship with his law school classmates.

“We’re not here to crawl over each other to get to the top,” Adcock says of fellow law students. “We’re here to get through it together.”

The Dallas native considers himself part of a second team now – the New Mexico School of Law Class of 2018. “Football has a definite end,” he says. “I’m counting on that education to be my long-term stream of income.”

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