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Bronco Blitz: Air Force players to watch at Boise State

Air Force safety Weston Steelhammer has a solid track record when he plays in Boise or against Boise State. In addition to his four-tackle, three-interception performance at home against the Broncos last season, he had a game-high 10 tackles against Western Michigan in the 2014 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
Air Force safety Weston Steelhammer has a solid track record when he plays in Boise or against Boise State. In addition to his four-tackle, three-interception performance at home against the Broncos last season, he had a game-high 10 tackles against Western Michigan in the 2014 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The Associated Press

Weston Steelhammer, safety

If the spotlight wasn’t already going to be on Steelhammer because of his three interceptions last year against Boise State or his all-conference selection last year or his four interceptions and team-leading 61 tackles this year or his awesome name, it definitely will be now that someone at Air Force decided to tease the Broncos on Twitter.

Thursday’s tweet, later deleted, asked whether the Broncos would carry a “steelhammer” out of the tunnel in honor of the safety’s big game last year.

“He’s a really good player — a ballhawking safety,” Boise State offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz said. “He does a great job jumping routes. He’s a good hitter. He disguises a lot of his coverages.”

Jalen Robinette, wide receiver

The junior is coming off a historic day: seven catches for 210 yards against Utah State last week. The yardage total was the third-most in school history and the most since 1978.

“The biggest thing was winning the game,” Robinette said. “It was very emotional, because the past few years they’d stomped us.”

Karson Roberts, quarterback

Roberts became the starter when Nate Romine was injured in the second game of the season.

The senior has proven dynamic with 965 passing yards, 463 rushing yards, 20 receiving yards and 13 combined touchdowns (eight rushing).

“He’s tough because he’s dangerous on the ground and in the air,” Robinette said.

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