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Muhammed-Lankford tasked with overseeing NM State running backs


LAS CRUCES, New Mexico – Ghaali Muhammed-Lankford returns to the ranks of FBS.

For the first time since serving as an offensive graduate assistant at Missouri prior to the 2016 season, Muhammed-Lankford is back at the FBS level after the NM State football head coach. Jerry kill named St. Joseph, Missouri as the Aggies running back coach for the 2022 season and beyond.

Immediately prior to joining Kill’s squad, Muhammed-Lankford spent three seasons at Normal, Ill., Where he served as the Illinois State receivers coach. For the 2020 and 2021 seasons, he was the offensive coordinator of the Redbirds.

Muhammed-Lankford’s first season in Normal, Ill. Coincided with one of the best seasons for the Redbirds in program history. Illinois State went 10-5 in 2015, advancing to the FCS quarterfinals where they lost 9-3 to eventual FCS champion Dakota State. North.

Another stop in the ranks of the FCS, this one in the southeastern state of Missouri at Cape Girardeau, Missouri, preceded Muhammed-Lankford’s tenure in the state of Illinois. From 2016 to 2019, he was the running backs coach and recruiting coordinator for the Redhawks. With Muhammed-Lankford on the team, Southwest Missouri State enjoyed the program’s best season in 2018. That year, the Redhawks took a record nine wins while advancing to the second round of the playoffs. of the FCS.

As a running backs coach, Muhammad-Lankford mentored Marquis Terry, who won several All-America accolades in 2018. Terry was the Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year after leading the league in rushing yards (1,229), rushing touchdowns (14) and rushing yards per game (94.5). He ran over 100 yards six times with an OVC and school record of 311 in Southern Illinois (September 15, 2018).

A stoppage at an SEC institution laid the foundation for Muhammed-Lankford’s success as an FCS level. For two seasons (2014 and 2015), he joined then-receiver coach Pat Washington’s squad in Missouri as an offensive graduate assistant. Scouting out opponents, planning the game and helping with recruiting are just a few of his roles with the Tigers.

Muhammad-Lankford played four years (2009-2012) in Wyoming. He was the frontman of the Cowboys before sustaining an injury at the end of the 2011 season. A year later, Muhammad-Lankford led Wyoming with 106 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and four fumble recoveries as a linebacker in his senior season. Muhammed-Lankford’s coaching journey began at his alma mater where he served as a graduate assistant and assisted the Cowboys running backs in 2013.

Graduating in 2013 from Wyoming with a degree in communications, Muhammed-Lankford and his wife, Taryn, are the parents of one son, Eliyaas.

For full coverage of NM State football as the Aggies continue to prepare for the first year under the guidance of Coach Kill and his team, visit NMStateSports.com – the official website for Aggie Track and Field. – and follow the Aggies on Facebook (NM State Football), Twitter (@NMStateFootball) and Instagram (@NMStateFootball).

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