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Walk-on offensive lineman joins Boise State football team

The Boise State football team added a walk-on offensive lineman to the roster Monday.

Sitini Kauvaka (6-foot-2, 287 pounds) of Lovelock, Nev., took the roster place vacated by nickel Dionza Blue. Blue left the team. The NCAA allows programs to have 105 players in fall camp.

Kauvaka was a two-way starter at Pershing County High. He earned Division III first-team All-State honors on both lines as a senior. He was named the Division III Northern Nevada Lineman of the Year after his junior and senior seasons.

He was on the field with the Broncos on Monday.

The Broncos practiced Monday night. Only 20 minutes of individual drills were open to the media.

SI.com has some notes on Boise State tailback Jay Ajayi, including the condition coach Chris Petersen put on him staying on the team after the shoplifting incident.

Here’s my updated position-by-position roster:

QUARTERBACK

9 Grant Hedrick, 6-0, 198, R-Sr.

3 Tommy Stuart, 5-11, 193, So.

15 Ryan Finley, 6-4, 190, R-Fr.

18 Alex Ogle, 6-3, 203, Fr.

TAILBACK

27 Jay Ajayi, 6-0, 216, R-Jr.

21 Jack Fields, 5-9, 203, Jr.

26 Devan Demas, 5-8, 174, R-So.

35 Charles Bertoli, 5-11, 200, R-So.

37 Ryan Wolpin, 5-8, 194, R-Fr.

31 Skyler Seibold, 6-1, 185, Fr.

13 Jeremy McNichols, 5-9, 195, Fr.

10 Cory Young, 5-10, 185, Fr.

WIDE RECEIVER

2 Matt Miller, 6-3, 213, R-Sr.

81 Dallas Burroughs, 5-9, 169, Sr.

20 Terrell Johnson, 5-9, 174, R-Jr.

14 Troy Ware, 6-2, 183, R-Jr.

11 Shane Williams-Rhodes, 5-6, 158, Jr.

29 Rick Smith, 5-9, 174, Jr. (ineligible this year)

19 Taylor Pope, 6-0, 178, R-So.

6 Chaz Anderson, 5-10, 182, R-So.

82 Thomas Sperbeck, 6-0, 173, So.

80 D.J. Dean, 6-1, 195, R-Fr.

83 Tanner Shipley, 6-1, 181, R-Fr.

39 David McKinzie, 6-0, 166, R-Fr.

24 Dusty Fisher, 6-2, 179, R-Fr.

28 A.J. Richardson, 6-0, 199, Fr.

8 Sean Modster, 5-11, 189, Fr.

48 Josh Rhinehart, 6-2, 198, Fr.

TIGHT END

89 Connor Peters, 6-4, 251, Sr.

84 Jake Hardee, 6-3, 238, R-Jr.

85 Holden Huff, 6-6, 222, R-Jr.

93 Brennyn Dunn, 6-3, 215, R-So.

87 Alec Dhaenens, 6-3, 239, R-Fr.

88 Jake Roh, 6-3, 228, R-Fr.

86 Chase Blakley, 6-4, 234, Fr.

91 David Lucero, 6-5, 213, Fr.

OFFENSIVE LINE

72 Marcus Henry, 6-3, 286, R-Jr.

71 Rees Odhiambo, 6-4, 310, R-Jr.

76 Jerhen Ertel, 6-6, 271, R-Jr.

73 Travis Averill, 6-3, 298, R-So.

70 Steven Baggett, 6-3, 289, R-So.

66 Mario Yakoo, 6-4, 339, R-So.

60 Kellen Buhr, 6-1, 290, R-So.

74 Archie Lewis, 6-3, 283, R-Fr.

75 Eli McCullough, 6-5, 288, R-Fr.

52 Andrew Tercek, 6-1, 280, R-Fr.

59 Mason Hampton, 6-3, 274, R-Fr.

56 Troy Bacon, 6-3, 291, Fr.

78 Andres Preciado, 6-6, 258, Fr.

57 Tennessee Su’esu’e, 6-1, 289, Fr.

77 Mike Miller, 6-4, 273, Fr.

68 Jake Templeton, 6-2, 275, Fr.

63 Sitini Kauvaka, 6-2, 287, Fr.

DEFENSIVE END

53 Beau Martin, 6-2, 258, R-Sr.

32 Rondell McNair, 6-2, 242, R-Jr.

97 Austin Silsby, 6-3, 221, R-Fr.

14 Kaleb Hill, 6-1, 229, Fr.

STUD END

33 Gabe Perez, 6-4, 231, So.

8 Kamalei Correa, 6-3, 247, So.

54 Mat Boesen, 6-4, 219, R-Fr.

Signees:

Jabril Frazier, 6-4, 225, Fr. (not here yet)

On mission:

Durrant Miles, 6-4, 220, Fr.

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

69 Tyler Horn, 6-5, 273, Sr.

90 Justin Taimatuia, 6-0, 287, Sr.

58 Robert Ash, 6-3, 286, R-Jr.

98 Antoine Turner, 6-1, 290, R-Jr.

55 Tutulupeatau Mataele, 6-3, 294, R-Jr. (ineligible this year)

40 Armand Nance, 6-0, 301, Jr.

96 Elliot Hoyte, 6-4, 271, R-So.

94 Sam McCaskill, 6-3, 250, R-So.

50 Nick Terry, 6-3, 282, R-Fr.

99 Dereck Boles, 6-2, 294, Fr.

48 David Moa, 6-3, 249, Fr.

92 Paul Semons, 6-3, 249, Fr.

LINEBACKER

45 Travis Saxton, 6-1, 228, R-Sr.

13 Blake Renaud, 6-2, 255, Sr.

36 Tyler Gray, 6-4, 229, Jr.

51 Ben Weaver, 6-0, 235, R-So.

25 Chris Santini, 6-0, 221, R-So.

44 Darren Lee, 6-1, 224, So.

20 Tanner Vallejo, 6-1, 228, So.

7 Joey Martarano, 6-3, 234, R-Fr.

43 Joe Provenzano, 5-11, 205, Fr.

95 Leighton Vander Esch, 6-4, 215, Fr.

CORNERBACK

1 Bryan Douglas, 5-9, 175, R-Sr.

3 Cleshawn Page, 5-9, 178, Sr.

9 Mercy Maston, 5-11, 197, Sr.

5 Donte Deayon, 5-9, 152, Jr.

30 Jonathan Moxey, 5-10, 187, So.

37 Cameron Hartsfield, 5-10, 186, R-Fr.

23 Kevin Person, 6-0, 173, Fr.

47 Eric Yates, 5-9, 161, Fr.

NICKEL

38 Corey Bell, 5-11, 208, Sr.

31 Zavior Hoxie, 5-11, 184, Fr.

SAFETY

10 Jeremy Ioane, 5-10, 192, R-Sr.

24 Taylor Loffler, 6-3, 219, R-Jr.

4 Darian Thompson, 6-2, 208, R-Jr.

28 Dillon Lukehart, 6-1, 208, R-Jr.

22 Chanceller James, 6-2, 208, R-So.

17 Brandon Brown, 5-11, 194, R-Fr.

29 Dylan Sumner-Gardner, 6-1, 196, Fr.

On mission:

Kekoa Nawahine, 6-3, 190, Fr.

KICKER

41 Dan Goodale, 5-10, 185, R-Sr.

49 Tyler Rausa, 5-9, 192, R-So.

16 Blake Gonzalez, 5-9, 168, Fr.

PUNTER

19 Sean Wale, 6-2, 186, R-So.

LONG SNAPPER

46 Kevin Keane, 6-0, 207, Jr.

42 Matt Cota, 6-1, 189, R-Fr.

Email me at ccripe@idahostatesman.com.

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