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Three Boise State football players invited to NFL Combine

Boise State offensive lineman Rees Odhiambo, seen here Sept. 18 against Idaho State, missed the last five games of this season, but has earned an NFL Scouting Combine invitation.
Boise State offensive lineman Rees Odhiambo, seen here Sept. 18 against Idaho State, missed the last five games of this season, but has earned an NFL Scouting Combine invitation.

Three former Boise State football players - defensive end Kamalei Correa, safety Darian Thompson and offensive lineman Rees Odhiambo - were officially invited to the NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday.

Correa announced after the Broncos’ Poinsettia Bowl win he would forego his senior season for the NFL. Thompson has been climbing up draft boards after an outstanding week at the Senior Bowl, where he was named the North team’s MVP. Odhiambo missed the Broncos’ last five games with an ankle injury, but his size (6-foot-4, 305 pounds) makes him an intriguing prospect.

The combine will be held in Indianapolis from Feb. 23-29. Odhiambo will do drills with the other offensive linemen the 26th, Correa with the defensive linemen the 28th and Thompson with the defensive backs the 29th.

MOUNTAIN WEST OPPONENTS ANNOUNCED

The Mountain West announced the Broncos’ league opponents for next season, a rotation that was as expected, with last season’s games played at Albertsons Stadium now on the road, and vice versa.

Boise State will host Colorado State, San Jose State, UNLV and Utah State. The road opponents will be Air Force, Hawaii, New Mexico and Wyoming. In nonconference games, the Broncos will host Washington State on Sept. 10 and BYU on Oct. 22, playing at Louisiana on Sept. 3 and Oregon State on Sept. 24. Times and dates for conference games will be set in the coming weeks.

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