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Air Force football teases Boise State in tweet, then deletes it

The Air Force football program teased Boise State in a funny tweet Thursday afternoon.

Air Force safety Weston Steelhammer — owner of one of the great names in sports — intercepted three passes as the Falcons beat the Broncos last year.

Air Force plays at Boise State on Friday — and the Falcons had a question for the Broncos (see below).

The original tweet included a photo of the Broncos running out with the Hammer, but the tweet has been deleted.


Steelhammer, a junior, leads the Falcons with 61 tackles. He has four interceptions and six pass breakups.

Boise State and Air Force meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday (ESPN2).

Boise State’s response to the Air Force tweet:

Air Force Associate Athletic Director Troy Garnhart on the tweet:

“I had it removed. That is not what the Air Force Academy is all about. It was posted by a young person who is still learning what the Academy stands for and what our brand is. That’s just not us or what we are about as a program and institution.”