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Newest additions to Boise State football roster include sons of a coach and a boxer

Boise State’s Brett Rypien would love to have a ‘storybook’ ending to his senior year

Boise State's Brett Rypien talks about the legacy he would like to leave behind saying, 'Ultimately, it'd be nice to have a storybook end to my senior season, but my legacy is going to be how I treated people in the locker room and the community.'
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Boise State's Brett Rypien talks about the legacy he would like to leave behind saying, 'Ultimately, it'd be nice to have a storybook end to my senior season, but my legacy is going to be how I treated people in the locker room and the community.'

As Boise State football’s fall camp kicks off Friday, the Broncos’ roster has been updated with numbers for the newcomers, heights and weights, plus incoming walk-ons.

The lone number change is junior safety Evan Tyler, who goes from No. 15 to 5. Among the notable freshmen numbers, receiver Khalil Shakir will sport No. 2, which has been worn by recent standouts at the position Austin Pettis and Matt Miller.

Twelve new walk-ons were placed on the roster, including receiver Connor Riddle, a Timberline High graduate whose father, Kent, is the Broncos’ tight ends and special teams coach. Emmett High running back Spencer Keene is the son of boxing great Kenny Keene, who was 51-4 as a pro. Safety Mujeeb Rufai is the younger brother of defensive end Kayode Rufai.

The other walk-ons are TE Kaden DeLuna (McCall-Donnelly High), WR Maclaine Griffin (Westlake Village, Calif.), DE Isaiah Grover (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), STUD Dylan Herberg (Timberline High), OL Dalton Lins (Lahaina, Hawaii), QB Zach Matlock (Las Vegas), DT Jacob Pinkney (Timberline), OL Keegan Ulrich (Enumclaw, Wash.) and S KJ Walker (Orange Coast College).

2018 BOISE STATE POSITION-BY-POSITION ROSTER

QUARTERBACK

4 Brett Rypien, 6-2, 202, Sr.

9 Jaylon Henderson, 6-1, 211, R-Jr.

10 Chase Cord, 6-2, 206, R-Fr.

3 Riley Smith, 6-4, 206, Fr.

17 Zach Matlock, 6-0, 193, Fr.

TAILBACK

31 Skyler Seibold, 6-1, 207, R-Sr.

39 Jake Shaddox, 5-11, 215, R-Jr.

22 Alexander Mattison, 5-11, 211, Jr.

34 Robert Mahone, 5-10, 204, R-So.

21 Andrew Van Buren, 6-0, 227, Fr.

37 Danny Smith, 6-0, 211, Fr.

32 Spencer Keene, 5-11, 228, Fr.

WIDE RECEIVER

7 A.J. Richardson, 6-0, 212, R-Sr.

8 Sean Modster, 5-11, 189, R-Sr.

81 Akilian Butler, 5-10, 192, R-Jr.

16 John Hightower, 6-2, 183, Jr.

80 Christian Blaser, 6-1, 175, R-So.

82 Octavius Evans, 6-1, 199, So.

6 CT Thomas, 5-8, 171, So.

83 Damon Cole, 6-0, 175, R-Fr.

2 Khalil Shakir, 6-0, 186, Fr.

24 Stefan Cobbs, 6-0, 177, Fr.

27 Billy Bowens, 6-1, 183, Fr.

15 Maclaine Griffin, 6-2, 191, Fr.

89 Connor Riddle, 6-1, 197, Fr.

TIGHT END

86 Chase Blakley, 6-4, 239, R-Sr.

47 Matt Pistone, 6-3, 244, R-Jr.

5 Garrett Collingham, 6-4, 229, R-Jr.

46 Cody Shoemaker, 6-1, 230, R-Jr.

85 John Bates, 6-6, 246, R-So.

42 Daniel Cantrell, 6-0, 225, R-Fr.

84 Cole Ramsey, 6-4, 222, Fr.

88 Tyneil Hopper, 6-2, 226, Fr.

87 Kaden DeLuna, 6-5, 225, Fr.

OFFENSIVE LINE

78 Andres Preciado, 6-6, 295, R-Sr.

65 Zachary Troughton, 6-6, 322, Sr.

66 Isiah Moore, 6-4, 292, R-Jr.

67 Garrett Larson, 6-4, 298, R-Jr.

79 Eric Quevedo, 6-4, 295, R-Jr.

77 John Molchon, 6-5, 310, R-Jr.

75 Kole Bailey, 6-4, 292, R-So.

76 Ezra Cleveland, 6-6, 309, R-So.

69 Austin Dixon, 6-6, 289, R-So.

71 Donte Harrington, 6-2, 306, R-So.

73 Nick Crabtree, 6-7, 290, R-So.

64 Ben Vering, 6-4, 265, R-So.

70 John Ojukwu, 6-6, 297, R-Fr.

68 Jake Stetz, 6-2, 296, R-Fr.

72 Dallas Holliday, 6-3, 291, Fr.

74 Garrett Curran, 6-5, 293, Fr.

55 Kekaniokoa Holomalia-Gonzalez, 6-2, 284, Fr.

51 Dalton Lins, 6-1, 282, Fr.

63 Keegan Ulrich, 6-4, 249, Fr.

DEFENSIVE END

91 Durrant Miles, 6-5, 261, Sr.

93 Chase Hatada, 6-3, 253, Jr.

45 Kayode Rufai, 6-4, 255, R-So.

35 Kukea Emmsley, 6-5, 255, Fr.

60 Isaiah Grover, 6-4, 228, Fr.

NOSE TACKLE

98 Sonatane Lui, 6-1, 305, Jr.

57 Emmanuel Fesili, 6-2, 319, Jr.

90 Scale Igiehon, 6-2, 300, Fr.

97 Keeghan Freeborn, 6-1, 307, Fr.

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

55 David Moa, 6-3, 275, R-Sr.

92 Paul Semons, 6-3, 269, R-Sr.

54 Matt Locher, 6-2, 269, R-Jr.

40 Jabari Watson, 6-1, 253, R-So.

62 Scott Matlock, 6-5, 281, Fr.

94 Jacob Pinkney, 6-2, 257, Fr.

STUD END

8 Jabril Frazier, 6-4, 238, R-Sr.

53 Sam Whitney, 6-2, 233, R-Jr.

99 Curtis Weaver, 6-3, 266, R-So.

19 Aisa Kelemete, 6-3, 234, R-Fr.

38 Demitri Washington, 6-3, 254, Fr.

49 Dylan Herberg, 6-2, 207, Fr.

LINEBACKER

36 Blake Whitlock, 6-1, 214, R-Sr.

33 Tony Lashley, 6-1, 233, R-Sr.

43 Joe Provenzano, 5-11, 224, R-Sr.

56 Joseph Inda, 6-0, 231, R-Sr.

41 Will Heffner, 6-2, 225, R-Jr.

58 Tyson Maeva, 6-0, 230, Jr.

9 Desmond Williams, 5-11, 200, R-So.

95 Nick Provenzano, 5-11, 216, R-So.

48 Bruno DeRose, 5-11, 223, R-So.

25 Benton Wickersham, 6-2, 230, So.

44 Riley Whimpey, 6-1, 218, So.

20 Roman Kafentzis, 6-1, 216, R-Fr.

7 Ezekiel Noa, 5-11, 243, R-Fr.

17 Phillip Mills, 6-2, 223, Fr.

52 DJ Schramm, 6-0, 227, Fr.

3 Brandon Hawkins, 6-2, 209, Fr.

CORNERBACK

14 Tyler Horton, 5-11, 190, Sr.

26 Avery Williams, 5-9, 197, R-So.

30 Robert Lewis, 5-10, 176, R-So.

15 Jalen Walker, 6-0, 174, R-So.

13 Marques Evans, 5-11, 177, R-Fr.

18 Jermani Brown, 5-9, 168, R-Fr.

22 Tyric Lebeauf, 6-2, 179, Fr.

29 Chris Mitchell, 6-0, 195, Fr.

SAFETY

5 Evan Tyler, 6-2, 191, R-Jr.

23 Damion Wright, 6-0, 202, R-Jr.

4 DeAndre Pierce, 5-11, 175, Jr.

10 Kekoa Nawahine, 6-2, 207, Jr.

31, KJ Walker, 6-0, 171, Jr.

32 Jordan Happle, 5-11, 199, R-So.

28 Kekaula Kaniho, 5-10, 183, So. (also nickel)

21 Tyreque Jones, 6-2, 197, R-Fr.

42 Mujeeb Rufai, 6-0, 198, Fr.

KICKER

41 Haden Hoggarth, 6-0, 195, R-Sr.

PUNTER

49 Quinn Skillin, 6-4, 189, R-Sr.

46 Joel Velazquez, 6-0, 224, R-So. (also kicker)

LONG SNAPPER

50 Nicholai Pitman, 5-11, 229, Jr.

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