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Boise State linebacker Tanner Vallejo named to another award watchlist

Boise State linebacker Tanner Vallejo tries to sack Washington quarterback Jake Browning last season in Boise. Vallejo is on two preseason award watchlists.
Boise State linebacker Tanner Vallejo tries to sack Washington quarterback Jake Browning last season in Boise. Vallejo is on two preseason award watchlists.

For the second time in five days, Boise State senior linebacker Tanner Vallejo’s name has appeared on a preseason award watchlist.

On Friday, Vallejo was one of 88 defensive players placed on the Nagurski Trophy watchlist, an award honoring the top defensive player in college football. On Tuesday, the Butkus Award named Vallejo to its preseason watchlist. The Butkus honors the nation’s top linebacker.

Vallejo played in 12 games last season, making 10 starts. He was third on the team with 57 tackles, tied for second with two forced fumbles and tied for fourth with 8.0 tackles for loss. He has 208 total tackles and 30 tackles for loss in his Boise State career.

Here’s a look at the Boise State Broncos on preseason watchlists:

Maxwell Award (top player in college football): QB Brett Rypien, RB Jeremy McNichols

Mackey Award (top tight end): TE Jake Roh

Lou Groza Award (top placekicker): K Tyler Rausa

Bronko Nagurski Trophy (top defensive player): LB Tanner Vallejo

Butkus Award (top linebacker): LB Tanner Vallejo

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Boise State’s coaching staff will host the Helmets & Heels women’s Clinic on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Bleymaier Football Center and at Albertsons Stadium.

The event will run from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., and will include football instruction, drill stations and a look behind the scenes of the football program.

Tickets are $65, available at BroncoSports.com/tickets or by calling 426-4737. All attendees will receive several apparel gifts.

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