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Sperbeck wins Catch of the Year contest; DBs coach confirms hiring

Boise State wide receiver Thomas Sperbeck makes a diving catch against Wyoming in the first half at Albertsons Stadium on Oct. 24, 2015.
Boise State wide receiver Thomas Sperbeck makes a diving catch against Wyoming in the first half at Albertsons Stadium on Oct. 24, 2015. jjaszewski@idahostatesman.com

Boise State football fans pushed junior wide receiver Thomas Sperbeck to a landslide victory in the final of Yahoo! Sports’ Catch of the Year contest.

Sperbeck received 82 percent of the votes in the final against Stanford’s Francis Owusu, who was the No. 1 seed in the tournament that featured the players with the top catch during each week of the college football season.

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Ashley Ambrose tweeted confirmation Thursday that he’ll be joining the Boise State coaching staff. The Idaho Statesman reported Wednesday that Ambrose was going through the hiring process and would be the defensive backs coach.

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