Thursday, August 4, 2011

Records Within Reach for Boise State Football Players

These are the career records that are within reach for current Boise State players:

Tyler Shoemaker needs 57 receptions to tie Rodney Smith and Sheldon Forehand on the career receptions list.  "Shoe" currently has 60.

Doug Martin needs 72 carries to tie Terry Zahner for 10th in career rushing attempts.  He needs 10 rushing TD's to tie Cedric Minter for career rushing touchdowns, and Martin needs 902 rushing yards to tie Rodney Webster for fifth on the all-time list. 

Kellen Moore needs three 300-yard passing games to tie Ryan Dinwiddie for the school record.  Moore has 11 currently.  Moore needs two 400-yard passing games and one 500-yard passing game to tie Dinwiddie for those career marks.

George Iloka needs five interceptions (he currently has seven) to tie Anthony Brown & Clint Sigman for 10th all-time.

Aaron Tevis (six career interceptions) needs six more to tie for 10th.

Shea McClellin (20.5 tackles for loss) needs 7.5 to tie Korey Hall & Bryan Johnson with 28 career tackles for loss for 10th place.  McClellin (13.5 career sacks) needs 1.5 to tie Colt Brooks and his coach, Pete Kwiatkowski for 10th all-time.

Billy Winn (27.5 career tackles for loss) needs .5 to tie Hall & Johnson for 10th all-time.  Winn, who has 12.5 sacks, needs 2.5 to tie Brooks & Kwiatkowski for 10th.

Tyrone Crawford (13.5 tackles for loss) needs 14.5 this year to tie Korey Hall & Bryan Johnson for 10th all-time.  Crawford needs eight sacks to tie Colt Brooks and his coach, Pete Kwiatkowski, for 10th all-time.

Walk-On's at Boise State

Of course the biggest news was revealed in yesterday's article previewing the Boise State running backs.  Malcolm Johnson, who led the nation in rushing in high school (6,975 yards in his career), is back with the Broncos after a year at Mt. Hood Community College. 

Running back Zach Keiser from Coeur d'Alene High School, fullback Jamal Wilson from Fontana, California, wie receiver Cory Brehm of Granite Bay, California, defensive lineman Beau Martin of Lakewood, Colorado, linebacker Mitchell McCarthy of Shingleton, California and long snapper Dakota Shackleton of Danville, California have all joined the team. 

We can now also answer the grayshirt question--according to sources tight end Hayden Plinke of Hillsboro, Oregon is the only Bronco that will grayshirt.  Now we get down to the question of which members of the 2011 recruiting class will redshirt and which will play. 

Boise State #7 in Preseason USA Today Coaches Football Poll; Oklahoma #1

The Coaches kept Boise State at 7, while moving Alabama, LSU and Florida State ahead of them.  Two 2011 Boise State opponents--#15 TCU and #22 Georgia are ranked.