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Walk-on Rowland becomes All-American for Lobos

ESPNU's Mike Hall talks mascots, soccer movies and "Saved By the Bell" with New Mexico soccer star Jeff Rowland.

Updated: September 15, 2005, 3:15 PM ET
By Mike Hall | Special to ESPN.com

We stay on the soccer theme this week -- by popular demand -- as we turn to New Mexico soccer star Jeff Rowland. Jeff was named CollegeSoccerNews.com's National Player of the Week last week for scoring all of the Lobos' goals while UNM beat two Top 25 teams. He's a preseason All-American, and his school is ranked in the top five.

Mike Hall: You were a walk-on at New Mexico. How'd you get passed over?

Jeff Rowland: I don't know. I didn't really do much in high school to stand out ...

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