Boise State senior wide receivers Sean Modster and A.J. Richardson are the Broncos’ top two returning targets. They may get overlooked with a rush of young talent coming in, but they’re eying bigger roles themselves.
Sonatane Lui was chosen as Boise State’s 2017 defensive line MVP. The junior will be a two-year starter and was recently named to the Polynesian Player of the Year watch list. He also happens to be a gifted singer and musician.
After spending his first 10 NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, former Boise State cornerback Orlando Scandrick signed with Washington in the offseason. He was cut Tuesday, and one report said he clashed with the coaching staff.
Mountain View High graduate Garrett Collingham will be playing his fifth different position heading into his junior season with the Boise State football team this fall. He thinks tight end is where he belongs
Boise State senior linebacker Tony Lashley is a graduate transfer from Idaho, one of the Broncos’ oldest and fiercest rivals. He will boost a group that lost Leighton Vander Esch with his maturity and experience — he is a husband and has five children at home.
As the NFL football preseason gets underway, there are 30 players with Idaho ties currently on NFL rosters, including former players from Boise State, Idaho, Idaho State and Gem State high schools. The league’s 90-man rosters are cut to 53 on September 1, 2018.
Fruitland High graduate Garrett Larson, a redshirt junior, started five games at guard and two at center last season for the Boise State football team. He makes the full-time move to center on the Broncos’ offensive line in 2018.
The Boise State football team was last in the FBS in 2017 in fourth-down conversion percentage (17.6 percent). It affected play calling late in the season, but the Broncos aim to fix it. Plus, punter Quinn Skillin was put on scholarship.
Boise State senior defensive tackle David Moa spoke publicly for the first time Saturday since he was arrested last September. He was a perfect example of how to handle that negativity, coaches say, and was still able to produce despite lesser numbers.
Boise State junior running back Alexander Mattison ran for 1,086 yards and 12 TDs as a sophomore, but injuries slowed him down early and late in the season. He’s prepared for an even bigger role in 2018.
Boise State Athletic Director Curt Apsey and football coach Bryan Harsin both expressed last week at Mountain West Media Days that the blue turf is due for an upgrade. The athletic department hopes to install new turf before the 2019 season.