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Boise State football’s Curtis Weaver named freshman All-American

Boise State STUD end Curtis Weaver is one reason the Broncos’ defense has dominated on third down this year.
Boise State STUD end Curtis Weaver is one reason the Broncos’ defense has dominated on third down this year. Special to the Idaho Statesman

Even without a full-time role, Boise State redshirt freshman Curtis Weaver put up a huge season and earned some much-deserved national attention.

On Monday, Weaver was named to the Football Writers Association of America’s Freshman All-America Team. He also appeared on USA Today’s freshman team in December.

Weaver, a STUD end for the Broncos, led the team with 11 sacks and had an interception, plus ran a fumble back for a touchdown. His sack total was sixth-most in school history and second-most since 1989. A 6-foot-3, 252-pound linebacker/end hybrid, he arrived on campus in the summer of 2016 weighing 287 pounds.

He started twice, as sophomore Sam Whitney and junior Jabril Frazier earned a bulk of the playing time at the position, with Weaver thriving in passing situations.

Last month, Weaver became the first freshman to ever earn first-team All-Mountain West honors on defense in the conference’s 19-season history. He is the fourth Boise State player (Sam Ukwuachu, Matt Miller, Kellen Moore) to earn FWAA Freshman All-America honors.

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