Saturday, April 28, 2012

Boise State Tied for 33rd for the Most NFL Players

With the 2012 NFL Draft now complete, here is the breakdown of NFL players per college.  These do not include free agents that recently signed contracts.  Six Broncos have already signed and the number is growing.

1.  USC 54
2.  Miami of Florida 50
3.  Ohio State 49
4.  Georgia 45
4.  Texas 45
6.  LSU 44
7.  Iowa 37
8.  Nebraska 36
9.  California 35
10.  Alabama 33
10.  Oklahoma 33
12.  Florida 32
12.  Penn State 32
14.  Florida State 31
14.  Tennessee 31
16.  Auburn 30
16.  Maryland 30
16.  Michigan 30
16.  South Carolina 30
20.  North Carolina 29
20.  Notre Dame 29
22.  Oregon 28
23.  Clemson 26
23.  Utah 26
23.  Wisconsin 26
26.  Illinois 25
26.  Purdue 25
28.  Michigan State 24
29.  Fresno State 23
29.  Georgia Tech 23
29.  Rutgers 23
29.  Stanford 23
33.  Arizona State 22
33.  Boise State 22
33.  Cincinnati 22
33.  Mississippi 22
33.  North Carolina State 22
33.  Texas A&M 22
33.  UCLA 22
33.  Virginia Tech 22
41.  Oregon State 21
41.  Pittsburgh 21
43.  Arkansas 20
43.  Boston College 20

Good Day for Boise State at Robison Invitational

Three Broncos were victorious on the second day of action at the Robison Track & Field Invitational in Provo, Utah.

Rolando Trammel captured two events, the 110-meter hurdles in 14.30 seconds and the 400 hurdles in 52.13. Justin Malnes finished second to his teammate in the shorter distance with a time of 14.43.  Cliff Sexton joined the winning parade with a heave of 172-feet, 7.75-inches in the discus.

Racquel Jones enjoyed a great day for the Bronco women.  Jones was second in the 200 (24.56), the long jump (19-feet, 3.50-inches) and helped the 4x100 relay team finish second.

The Broncos have two weeks to prepare for the Mountain West Outdoor Track Championships.  The Championships are hosted by the team that edged the Boise State men at the last second to take the Indoor title away, the Air Force Academy.

Make It 28 Straight at Home for Boise State

It wasn't easy, as for the second day in a row, New Mexico rallied in the late innings, but Boise State won its 28th consecutive home softball game today, 8-6.

The Broncos advanced to 6-2 in Mountain West play, a full game behind San Diego State, which played a non-conference game today.  The winner of the regular season gets an automatic berth in the NCAA Softball Tournament.  Boise State is 32-15 overall.

Lela Work pitched a complete game for Coach Erin Thorpe to advance her season record to 5-2.  Work struck out eight and walked just one to earn the victory and the Bronco batters helped out with 13 hits.

Tara Glover has 10 hits in her last 12 at-bats, moving her into 9th in Mountain West Conference history with 76 hits.

The two teams will play tomorrow afternoon at 1 to conclude the series.

Quarterback B.J. Coleman of Tennessee-Chattanooga Chosen Before Kellen Moore

The NFL should be embarrassed for being the laughing stock that it has become.

Glover's Shot Puts Boise State Up 7-3

The Lady Bronco softball team leads New Mexico 7-3 after four innings.

San Diego State is 6-0 in conference, while Boise State is 5-2.  After tomorrow's game with New Mexico, the Broncos travel to San Diego State for three games.  Being as there is no postseason tournament, Boise State might have to win all three to take the title.  SD State does close with three games at UNLV and if they lost one of them, the Broncos could tie for the lead. But in sports, as in life, you never want to take chances and leave things up to someone else.

Nate Potter Drafted by Arizona

All-American tackle Nate Potter of Boise State has been selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the seventh round.  And that now makes six Broncos drafted, a new record.

Way to go Nate--we expect big things from you!

New Record for Number of NFL Draft Picks

Even though Boise State should already have six or seven players selected, they have set a new record for number of draft picks, breaking the mark set by the Fiesta Bowl Championship team in the 2007 NFL Draft.  The 2007 Draft featured four Broncos and with 40 picks remaining, five Boise State players have been chosen this year.

Boise State Softball Team Leads New Mexico

Devon Bridges' two-run homer has keyed a five-run second inning and the Broncos lead New Mexico 6-2 at Mountain Cove Field in Boise.

Billy Winn Drafted by Cleveland

Billy Winn was drafted in the sixth round of the NFL Draft today by the Cleveland Browns.

Congats, big Billy!

Sears Wins Second Set 7-6, Broncos Going to MWC Championship

Coach Greg Patton's Broncos are heading to the Mountain West Championship Game.  Boise State played TCU much better than earlier in the month, and clinched the victory with Scott Sears' victory at #6 singles.  Boise State will play tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. Mountain Time for the title and automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Boise State will meet New Mexico, which shocked the second-seeded and homestanding Aztecs of San Diego State.

Way to go Greg and guys!

Pogostkin Wins 6-3, 6-4; Sears Wins 6-3, 6-2

Boise State is up 3-0 in their semifinal match against TCU in the MWC Tennis Championships.

Andy Bettles Wins First Set 7-6

Boise State has won the first set in five of six singles matches.  Now the Broncos just need to take care of biz in the second set.  They are so far playing TCU better than before.

George Iloka Goes to the Bengals!

Finally in the fifth round, the second-best safety in the nation was chosen by the Cincinnati Bengals.  That's an absolute steal this late in the draft.

Way to go George!

Hume Battles for 7-5 First Set Win

Damian Hume became the fourth Bronco to win a first set in singles, prevailing 7-5.

Meredith Loses First Set

James Meredith, playing #1 singles for Boise State, lost the first set 6-4.  He also lost in the match against TCU earlier in the month.  So far, two Broncos have won first sets and one Horned Frog.

Sereke, Sears Win First Sets

Nathan Sereke won 6-3 in the first set while Sears prevailed 6-2.  Pogostkin is up two breaks while the other three matches are even.

NFL Draft--Day Three

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Fourth Round:
96.    St. Louis--Chris Givens, WR Wake Forest
97.    Miami--Lamar Miller, RB Miami of Florida
98.    Baltimore--Gino Gradkowski, G Delaware
99.    Houston--Ben Jones, C Georgia
100.  Cleveland--Travis Benjamin, WR Miami of Florida
101.  Denver--Omar Bolden, CB Arizona State
102.  Washington--Kirk Cousins, QB Michigan State
103.  Carolina--Frank Alexander, DE Oklahoma
104.  Carolina--Joe Adams, WR Arkansas
105.  Buffalo--Nigel Bradham, OLB Florida State
106.  Seattle--Robert Turbin, RB Utah State
107.  Kansas City--Devon Wylie, WR Fresno State
108.  Denver--Phillip Blake, G Baylor
109.  Pittsburgh--Alameda Ta'amu, DT Washington
110.  San Diego--Ladarius Green, TE Louisiana-Lafayette
111.  Chicago--Evan Rodriguez, TE Temple
112.  Arizona--Bobbie Massie, T Mississippi
113.  Dallas--Kyle Wilber, OLB Wake Forest
114.  Seattle--Jaye Howard, DT Florida
115.  Tennessee--Coty Sensabaugh, CB Clemson
116.  Cincinnati--Orson Charles, TE Georgia
117.  San Francisco--Joe Looney, G Wake Forest
118.  Minnesota--Jarius Wright, WR Arkansas
119.  Washington--Keenan Robinson, OLB Texas
120.  Cleveland--James-Michael Johnson, ILB Nevada
121.  Houston--Keshawn Martin, WR Michigan State
122.  New Orleans--Nick Toon, WR Virginia
123.  Philadelphia--Brandon Boykin, CB Georgia
124.  Buffalo--Ron Brooks, CB LSU
125.  Detroit--Ronnell Lewis, OLB Oklahoma
126.  Houston--Jared Crick, DE Nebraska
127.  New York Giants--Adrien Robinson, TE Cincinnati
128.  Minnesota--Rhett Ellison, TE USC
129.  Oakland--Miles Burris, OLB, San Diego State
130.  Baltimore--Christian Thompson, S South Carolina State
131.  New York Giants--Brandon Mosley, OLB Auburn
132.  Green Bay--Mike Daniels, DT Iowa
133.  Green Bay--Jerron McMillian, S Maine
134.  Minnesota--Greg Childs, WR Arkansas
135.  Dallas--Matt Johnson, S Eastern Washington

Round Five:
136.  Indianapolis--Josh Chapman, DT Alabama
137.  Denver--Malik Johnson, DE Tennessee
138.  Detroit--Tahir Whitehead, OLB Temple
139.  Minnesota Robert Blanton, S Notre Dame
140.  Tampa Bay--Najae Goode, ILB West Virginia
141.  Washington--Adam Gettis, G Iowa
142.  Jacksonville--Brandon Marshall, OLB Nevada
143.  Carolina--Josh Norman, CB Coastal Carolina
144.  Buffalo--Zebrie Sanders, T Florida State
145.  Tennessee--Taylor Thompson, DE SMU
146.  Kansas City--DeQuan Menzie, CB Alabama
147.  Buffalo--Tank Carder, OLB TCU
148.  Detroit--Chris Greenwood, CB Albion
149.  San Diego--Johnnie Troutman, G Penn State
150.  St. Louis--Rokevious Watkins, G South Carolina

151.  Arizona--Senio Kelemete, G Washington
152.  Dallas--Danny Coale, WR Virginia Tech
153.  Philadelphia--Dennis Kelly, T Purdue
154.  Seattle--Korey Toomer, OLB Idaho
155.  Miami--Josh Kaddu, OLB Oregon
156.  Cincinnati--Shaun Prater, CB Iowa
157.  Atlanta--Brady Ewing, FB Wisconsin
158.  Oakland--Jack Crawford, DE Penn State
159.  Pittsburgh--Chris Rainey, RB Florida
160.  Cleveland--Ryan Miller, G Colorado
161.  Houston--Randy Bullock, PK Texas A&M
162.  New Orleans--Corey White, S Samford
163.  Green Bay--Terrell Manning, OLB North Carolina State
164.  Atlanta--Jonathan Massaquoi, OLB, Troy
165.  San Francisco--Darius Fleming, OLB Notre Dame
166.  Cincinnati--Marvin Jones, WR California
167.  Cincinnati--George Iloka, S Boise State
168.  Oakland--Juron Criner, WR Arizona
169.  Baltimore--Asa Jackson, CB Cal Poly
170.  Indianapolis--Vick Ballard, RB Mississippi State

Round Six:
171.  St. Louis--Greg Zeurlein, Missouri Western State
172.  Seattle--Jeremy Lane, CB Northwestern State
173.  Washington--Alfred Morris, RB Florida Atlantic
174.  Tampa Bay--Keith Tandy, CB West Virginia
175.  Minnesota--Blair Walsh, PK Georgia
176.  Carolina--Mike Harris, CB Florida State
177.  Arizona--Justin Bethel, S Presbyterian
178.  Buffalo--Mark Asper, T Oregon
179.  New Orleans--Andrew Tiller, G Syracuse
180.  San Francisco--Trenton Washington, S Michigan State
181.  Seattle--Winston Guy, S Kentucky
182.  Kansas City--Cyrus Gray, RB Texas A&M
183.  Miami--B.J. Cunningham, WR Michigan State
184.  Chicago--Isaiah Frey, CB Nevada
185.  Arizona--Ryan Lindley, QB San Diego State
186.  Dallas--James Hannah, TE Oklahoma
187.  New York Jets--Josh Bush, S Wake Forest
188.  Denver--Danny Trevathan, OLB Kentucky
189.  Oakland--Christo Bilukidi, DT Georgia State
190.  Tennessee--Markelle Martin, S Oklahoma State
191.  Cincinnati--Daniel Herron, RB Ohio State
192.  Atlanta--Charles Mitchell, S Mississippi State
193.  Washington--Thomas Compton, T South Dakota
194.  Philadelphia--Marvin McNutt, WR Iowa
195.  Houston--Nick Mondek, T Purdue
196.  Detroit--Jonte Green, CB New Mexico State
197.  New England--Nate Ebner, CB Ohio State
198.  Baltimore--Tommy Streeter, WR Miami of Florida
199.  San Francisco--Jason Slowey, G Western Oregon
200.  Philadelphia--Brandon Washington, G Miami of Florida
201.  New York Giants--Matt McCants, T Alabama-Birmingham
202.  New York Jets--Terrance Ganaway, RB Baylor
203.  New York Jets--Robert Griffin, G Baylor
204.  Cleveland--Emmanuel Acho, ILB Texas
205.  Cleveland--Billy Winn, DT Boise State
206.  Indianapolis--LaVon Brazill, WR Ohio
207.  Carolina--Brad Nortman, P Wisconsin

Round Seven:
208.  Indianapolis--Justin Anderson, T Georgia
209.  St. Louis--Aaron Brown, Hawai'i
210.  Minnesota--Audie Cole, ILB North Carolina State
211.  Tennessee--Scott Solomon, DE Rice
212.  Tampa Bay--Michael Smith, RB Utah State
213.  Washington--Richard Crawford, CB SMU
214.  Indianapolis--Tim Fugger, OLB Vanderbilt
215.  Miami--Kheeston Randall, DT Texas
216.  Carolina--D.J. Campbell, S California
217.  Washington--Jordan Bernstine, S Iowa
218.  Kansas City--Jerome Long, DE San Diego State
219.  Minnesota--Trevor Guyton, DE California
220.  Chicago--Greg McCoy, CB TCU
221.  Arizona--Nate Potter, T Boise State
222.  Dallas--Caleb McSurdy, ILB Montana
223.  Detroit--Travis Lewis, OLB Oklahoma
224.  New England--Alonzo Dennard, CB Nebraska
225.  Seattle--J.R. Sweezy, DT North Carolina State
226.  San Diego--David Molk, C Michigan
227.  Miami--Richard Matthews, WR Nevada
228.  Carolina--Jeris Pendleton, DT Ashton
229.  Philadelphia--Bryce Brown, RB Kansas State
230.  Oakland--Nathan Stupar, OLB Penn State
231.  Pittsburgh--Toney Clemons, WR Colorado
232.  Seattle--Greg Scruggs, DE Louisville
233.  Tampa Bay--Drake Dunsmore, TE Northwestern
234.  New Orleans--Marcel Jones, T Nebraska
235.  New England--Jeremy Ebert, WR Northwestern
236.  Baltimore--DeAngelo Tyson, DT Georgia
237.  San Francisco--Cameron Johnson, DE Virginia
238.  Kansas City--Junior Hemingway, WR Michigan
239.  New York Giants--Markus Kuhn, DT North Carolina State
240.  Pittsburgh--David Paulson, TE Oregon
241.  Green Bay--Andrew Datko, T Florida State
242.  New York Jets--Antonio Allen, S South Carolina
243.  Green Bay--B.J. Coleman, Tennessee-Chattanooga
244.  New York Jets--Jordan White, WR Western Michigan
245.  Cleveland--Trevin Wade, CB Arizona
246.  Pittsburgh--Terrence Frederick, CB Texas A&M
247.  Cleveland--Brad Smelley, TE Alabama
248.  Pittsburgh--Kelvin Beachum, G SMU
249.  Atlanta--Travian Robertson, DT South Carolina
250.  San Diego--Edwin Baker, RB Michigan State
251.  Buffalo--John Potter, Western Michigan
252.  St. Louis--Daryl Richardson, RB Abilene Christian
253.  Indianapolis--Chandler Harnish, QB Northern Illinois

Sears Goes Up 5-2

Boise State's #6 singles player, Scott Sears, is now up a break at 5-2.  Boise State leads the Mountain West Semifinal tennis match 1-0 and needs three singles wins.

Pogostkin is still up 4-1 but Hume at #2 has lost a break and trails 4-3.

Two Broncos Up in First Sets

Nathan Sereke is ahead 3-1 in #4 singles for Boise State but if I'm not mistaken, he also won the first set over Sanchez down in Fort Worth but lost in three sets.  Filipp Pogostkin is also ahead 3-0 in #5 singles. 

Boise State Comes from Behind to Win Doubles Point

Boise State has won the doubles point over TCU and, as close as their last match was, every point is important.

The key was Andy Bettles and Filipp Pogostkin, who rebounded from a 4-2 deficit to pull out an 8-5 win at #3 doubles over TCU's J.T. Sundling and Blake Wiggins.  James Meredith and Nathan Sereke cruised to an 8-3 win in #1 doubles while Boise State's #2 doubles team suffered an 8-6 defeat.

Boise State Tennis Underway

Boise State's #1 doubles team is winning 4-1, but the #2 doubles team is losing to TCU by that same score.  No breaks yet in #3 doubles.  The winner of today's match will play in the MWC Championship tomorrow.

Today on Blue Through and Through

The Bronco men's tennis team debuts in the Mountain West Conference tournament, with an automatic NCAA berth on the line.  The last time they met TCU, Boise State struggled before emerging victorious in Fort Worth.  This morning at 11, the two teams meet with the winner reaching the MWC finals.

The Boise State softball team faces another must-win game today against New Mexico.  First pitch is set for 3 p.m. at Mountain Cove Field in Boise.  

And of course, we'll provide instant NFL Draft results, including news on Boise State players.  Follow the action on Blue Through and Through and have a great Saturday!