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BroncoCountry selects All-Time Football Team!
BroncoCountry selects All-Time Football Team!
BroncoCountry Senior Editor
Posted Aug 10, 2005


Boise State has launched the beginning of the Bronco 35 team, whereby Bronco fans can vote for their all-time team of the past 35 years. You can vote for that team by clicking on the link on the Blue Turf Board. Before that, BroncoCountry embarked on selecting its own All-Time Team. Through a series of polls the past two summers, here are the winners at each position....The All-Time BroncoCountry Football Team!

OFFENSE: 

 

Quarterback:

1st team—Ryan Dinwiddie (2000-2003) a record 9,819 yards passing, 9,984 yards total offense, 622-992 for a 62.7% completion percentage, the lowest interception ratio in Bronco history at .021% and the highest passing efficiency in the history of the NCAA at 168.79. He was All-WAC in both 2002 and 2003, Offensive Player of the Year in 2003 and the Most Valuable Player of the East-West Shrine Game in 2004. Dinwiddie is currently with the Chicago Bears of the NFL.

2nd team—Bart Hendricks (1997-2000) 9.020 yards passing, 10,039 yards total offense, 1,019 yards rushing (2nd among quarterbacks), 650-1142 for a 56.9% completion percentage, .03% interception ratio and a 139.93 passing efficiency rating. He was All-Big West and Offensive Most Valuable Player in both 1999 and 2000. Hendricks played four seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL.

3rd team—Jim McMillan (1971-1974) 5,508 yards passing, 6,115 yards total offense, 382-640 for 59.7% and a passing efficiency of 152.83. McMillan was drafted in the 14th round of the NFL draft by the Detroit Lions.

Honorable Mention: Joe Aliotti, Tony Hilde, Eric Guthrie, Hazsen Choates, Mike Virden, B.J. Rhode, Greg Stern and Dee Pickett

Running Back:

1st team—Brock Forsey (1999-2002) 4,045 yards rushing (4.99 yards per carry), 6,670 all-purpose yards, 50 rushing touchdowns and 18 receiving touchdowns for a total of 68, All-WAC in 2001 and 2002, Offensive Player of the Year in 2002 and a 4th team I-A All-American in 2002. Brock signed with the Chicago Bears of the NFL, and is now playing for the Washington Redskins.

1st team—Cedric Minter (1977-1980) a record 4,475 yards rushing (5.95 yards per carry), 5,316 all-purpose yards, 37 rushing touchdowns, 43 total touchdowns, All-Big Sky from 1978-1980. Minter scored the winning touchdown to help Toronto win the CFL Grey Cup, then played with the New York Jets of the NFL.

2nd team—Chris Thomas (1987-1991) 3,437 yards rushing (4.3 yards per carry), 4,807 all-purpose yards, 32 rushing touchdown, 35 total touchdowns, All-Big-Sky from 1989-1991.

2nd team—Rodney Webster (1980-1983) 3,034 yards rushing (4.5 yards per carry), 3,665 all-purpose yards, 20 rushing touchdowns, 23 total touchdowns, All-Big Sky in 1981 and 1983.

3rd team—Terry Zahner (1977-1980) 2,052 yards rushing (4.8 yards per carry), 2,903 all-purpose yards, 21 rushing touchdowns, 26 total touchdowns, All-Big Sky in 1977.

3rd team—Jon Francis (1984-1985) 2,172 yards rushing (4.98 yards per carry, 18 rushing touchdowns, 22 total touchdowns, All-Big Sky in 1984 and 1985.

Honorable Mention: David Mikell, John Smith, Fred Goode, Chris Jackson and Eron Hurley

Fullback:

1st team—David Hughes (1977-1980) 1,826 yards rushing (5.2 yards per carry), drafted in the 2nd round of the NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks.

2nd team-- Davey Malaythong (1996-1997, 1999-2000)

Honorable Mention: Dave Nicely, Abe Brown, Darren Corpus and Matt Strohfus

 

Wide Receiver:

1st team--Don Hutt (1970-1973) a record 189 career receptions for 2,728 yards (14.4 yards per catch) and a record 30 touchdowns, All-Big Sky from 1971-1973 and Division II All-American in 1973. Hutt was drafted in the 8th round of the NFL draft by the Los Angeles Rams.

1st team--Kipp Bedard (1979-1981) 122 catches for 1,971 yards (16.16 yards per catch) and 15 touchdowns, All-Big Sky from 1979-1981.

2nd team--Ryan Ikebe (1993-1996) 162 receptions for a record 2,752 yards and 27 touchdowns.

2nd team--Lou Fanucchi (1999-2002) 131 catches for 2,554 yards (a record 19.49 yards per catch) and 17 Touchdowns.

3rd team--Winky White (1987-1990) 116 catches for 1,977 yards (17.04 yards per catch) and 15 touchdowns.

3rd team--Tim Gilligan ( 2000-2003) 93 catches for 1,614 yards (17.36 yards per catch) and 8 touchdowns.

Honorable Mention: Terry Hutt, Mike Holton, Billy Wingfield, Mike Wilson, Jay Swillie, Rodney Smith and Eric Andrade

 

Tight End:

1st team--Jeb Putzier (1998-2001) 128 receptions for 2,050 yards, All-WAC in 2001,

2nd team--Duane Dlouhy (1978-1981) catch in the end zone won the I-AA National Championship for Boise State in 1980.

3rd team--Dave Stachelski (1997-1999) All-Big West in 1999, drafted in the 5th round of the NFL draft by the New England Patriots.

Honorable Mention: Robby Snelling, Larry Stayner and Del Graven

 

Center:

1st team--Scott Huff (1999-2002) All-WAC in 2002.

2nd team--John Klotz (1971-1973) All-Big Sky in 1973.

3rd team--Mark Villano (1976-1978) All-Big Sky in 1978

Honorable Mention: Randy Schrader

 

Guard:

1st team--Rob Vian (1999-2002) All-WAC in 2002

1st team--Tom De Witz (1984-1987) All-Big Sky in 1986 and 1987 and I-AA All-American in 1987.

2nd team--Alex Toyos (1994-1995) All-Big Sky in 1994

2nd team--Shawn Beaton (1976-1980) All-Big Sky in 1979 and 1980, Beaton was a 1st-round draft choice in 1981 by the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.

3rd team--Dan Dixon (1971-1973) All-Big Sky in 1973, Dan was drafted in the 13th round of the NFL draft by the Houston Oilers in 1974.

3rd team--Glenn Sparks (1973-1975) All-Big Sky in 1975.

Honorable Mention: Everett Carr, Dave Giacomazzo, and Alva Liles

 

Tackle:

1st team: Matt Hill (1998-2001) All-WAC in 2001, Hill was drafted in the 5th round of the 2002 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks, where he played 27 games, starting 2 of them. Hill is now with the Carolina Panthers.

1st team: Keith Dilworth (1996-1999) All-Big West in 1998.

2nd team: Dennis Brady (1978-1981) All-Big Sky in 1980 and 1981.

2nd team: Al Davis (1973) Al was drafted in the 17th round of the NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons in 1974.

3rd team: Everett Carr (1975-1976) All-Big Sky tackle in 1975 and All-Big Sky guard in 1976.

3rd team: Jermaine Berlin (1995-1998) All-Big West in 1997.

Honorable Mention: Scott Buttice, John Kilgo, Harold Cotton and Renny Buckner

 

DEFENSE:

 

Defensive End:

1st team--Erik Helgeson (1987-1990) record 54.5 career sacks and record 68.5 tackles for loss. Helgeson was not only All-Big Sky from 1988-1990, but also I-AA All-American all three years as well.

1st team--Markus Koch (1982-1985) All-Big Sky from 1983-1985 and I-AA All-American in both 1983 and 1985. He was drafted in the 2nd round of the NFL draft by the Washington Redskins, where he played for 6 seasons, helping the Redskins win Super Bowl XXII in 1988.2nd team--Pete Kwiatkowski (1984-1987) 62 career tackles for loss and 15 sacks. All-Big Sky in 1986 and 1987 and I-AA All-American in 1987.

2nd team--Chris Wing (1994-1996) 32 career sacks and 50 tackles for loss. Wing was All-Big West in 1996.

2nd team--Julius Roberts (2001-2004) All-WAC in 2003

3rd team--Joe O'Brien (1993-1994) 19 career sacks All-Big Sky and All-American in 1994.

3rd team--Lance Sellers (1984-1986) 41 career tackles for loss.

Honorable Mention: Mike Maloy and Faddie Tillman

 

Defensive Tackle:

1st team--Kimo Von Oelhoffen (1992-1993) All-Big Sky in 1993, Drafted in the 6th round of the NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals and he plays today for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

1st team--Randy Trautman (1980-1981) 29 career tackles for loss, All-Big Sky and I-AA All-American in both 1980 and 1981. He was drafted in the 9th round by the Washington Redskins, but signed as a free agent and played with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL. Trautman

2nd team--Michel Bourgeau (1980-1983) All-Big Sky in 1981 and 1983. Bourgeau was drafted in the 12th round by the New Orleans Saints, but signed as a free agent by the Ottawa Rough Riders and played with the team until he signed with the Edmonton Eskimos in 1989. Bourgeau played with Edmonton from 1989-1993. 

2nd team--Bobby Setzer (1997-1998) All-Big West in 1998, signed with the Oakland Raiders in 2004.

3rd team--Bobby Hammer (1999-2002) Most Valuable Player of 2002 Humanitarian Bowl.

3rd team--Chris Malmgren (1976-1977) All-Big Sky in both 1976 and 1977 and I-AA All-American in 1977.

Honorable Mention: Ron Franklin, Chris Shepherd, Doug Scott and Saia Misa

 

Linebacker:

1st team--John Rade (1981-1982) All-Big Sky in 1981 and 1982 and I-AA All-American in 1982. Rade was drafted in the 8th round of the NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons, where he played for several seasons. Rade led the Falcons in tackles in 1987 with 123.

1st team--Bryan Johnson (1996-1999) All-Big West in 1999, Bryan was signed in 2000 by the Washington Redskins as a fullback, where he played before being traded to the Chicago Bears last season.

1st team--Andy Avalos (2001-2004) 355 career tackles, All-WAC in 2003 and 2004.

2nd team--Carl Keever (1982-1984) 397 career tackles, All-Big Sky from 1982-1984 and I-AA All-American in 1982 and 1984. Keever played with the San Francisco 49'ers in the NFL.

2nd team--Larry Polowski (1975-1978) All-Big Sky in 1978 and a 7th round draft pick by the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL.

2nd team--Scott Russell (1987-1990) record 415 career tackles, with 31 tackles for loss. All-Big Sky in 1988.

3rd team--Brian Smith (1992-1995) 333 career tackles with 12.5 sacks.

3rd team--Ray Santucci (1978-1981) 333 career tackles.

3rd team--Willie Beamon (1977-1978) 225 career tackles, All-Big Sky in 1977.

Honorable Mention: Jim Ellis, Stefan Reid, Steve Svitak, Scott Monk, Matt McLaughlin, Dan Williams and Bob Skinner

 

Cornerback:

1st team--Gabe Franklin (2001-2004) 18 career interceptions, signed a free agent contract with the San Diego Chargers of the NFL.

1st team--Frank Robinson (1988-1991) 22 career interceptions, All-Big Sky in 1990 and 1991 and I-AA All-American in 1991.

2nd team--Dempsy Dees (1997-2000) 13 career interceptions, All-Big West in 1999 and 2000, played for the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL.

2nd team--D. Ross (1999-2000) All-Big West in 2000

3rd team--Rashid Gayle (1992-1995) 11 career interceptions, All-Big Sky and I-AA All-American in 1994.

3rd team--Gary Rosolowich (1973-1976) 11 career interceptions, All-Big Sky in 1975 and 1976, played in the Canadian Football League.

Honorable Mention: Ken Johnson, Jeff Turk, Anthony Brown and Greg Frederick

 

Safety:

1st team--Quintin Mikell (1999-2002) 30 tackles for loss, named All-Big West in 2000, All-WAC in 2001 and All-WAC, Defensive Player of the Year and 3rd team I-A All-American by The Sporting News in 2002. Mikell plays for the 2005 National Football Conference champion Philadelphia Eagles.

1st team--Rick Woods (1978-1981) All-Big Sky in 1979, 1980 and 1981, Woods was drafted in the 2nd round of the NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

2nd team--Rolly Woolsey (1972-1974) All-Big Sky in 1974. Woolsey was drafted in the 6th round of the NFL draft by the Dallas Cowboys in 1975. He also played for the Seattle Seahawks and Cleveland Browns.

2nd team--Shaunard Harts (1997-2000) was drafted in the 7th round by the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL and is starting his 5th season with Kansas City.

3rd team--Wes Nurse (2000-2003) 294 career tackles, All-WAC in 2003.

3rd team--Chris Carr (2001-2004) signed as a free agent with the Oakland Raiders of the NFL.

Honorable Mention: Darrin Lyle, Kenny Kuehl, Maury Moore, Ken West, Clint Sigman, Joe Larkin and Steve Forrey

 

Kicker:

1st team--Tyler Jones (2001-2004) 46 career field goals, 156 PAT's and 294 points, record 72 consecutive PAT's, 2 field goals of 52 yards. All-WAC and 2nd team All-American in 2004. He signed a free agent contract with the Chicago Bears and is now with the Cleveland Browns.

2nd team--Nick Calaycay (1999-2002) record career points( 348) and PAT's (213) with 45 field goals. Calaycay was named to the All-Big West team in both 1999 and 2000.

3rd team--Roberto Moran (1985-1986) 34 career field goals, including the two longest in Bronco history, a 56-yarder against UC-Davis in 1985 and a 54-yarder vs. Nevada in 1986.

Honorable Mention: Mike Black, Greg Erickson, Kenrick Camerud, Todd Belcastro, Gary Stivers and Mike Dodd

 

Punter:

1st team--Danny Weeks (1991-1994) career 39.5 yards per kick average

2nd team--Jeff Edwards (1999-2000) record 42.5 yards per kick average, All-Big West in 2000.

3rd team (tie)--Eric Guthrie (1968-1971) 41.1 yards per kick average

3rd team (tie)--Tom Spadafore (1980) 40.0 yards per kick average

Honorable Mention: Ron Talbot, Dennis Baird and Gary Gorrell

 

Kickoff Returners:

1st team--David Mikell (2000-2003) 26.4 career kickoff return average

1st team--Kerry Lawyer (1991-1993) 24.0 career kickoff return average

2nd team--Gary Rosolowich (1973-1976) 25.3 career kickoff return average

2nd team--Willie Bowens (1993-1994) 25.0 career kickoff return average

3rd team--Andre Horace (1995-1996) record 26.7 career kickoff return average

3rd team--Brock Forsey (1999-2002) 22.7 career kickoff return average, signed a free agent contract with the Chicago Bears of the NFL, now playing with the Washington Redskins.

Honorable Mention: Tony Hunter, Chris Thomas, Henry Jenkins and Chris Truitt

 

Punt Returner:

1st team--Tim Gilligan (2000-2003) now playing for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

2nd team--Chris Carr (2001-2004) signed a free agent contract with the Oakland Raiders of the NFL.

3rd team--Rick Woods (1978-1981) All-Big Sky in 1981 as a punt returner, drafted in the 2nd round of the NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Honorable Mention: Kerry Lawyer, Al Marshall, Rolly Woolsey, Ron Love and K.C. Adams

 

Head Coach:

1st team--Lyle Smith 158-25-5 (85.4% winning percentage) and NJCAA National Championship in 1958

2nd team--Pokey Allen 24-15 (61.5% winning percentage), 1 Big Sky Championship and I-AA National Runners-up in 1994

3rd team--Tony Knap 71-19-1 (78.6% winning percentage) 4 Big Sky Championships (1971, 1973, 1974 and 1975), 1 Division 2 Semifinalist (1973), 2 Division 2 Quarterfinalists (1974 and 1975) and 1 Camelia Bowl Championship (1971)

Honorable Mention: Jim Criner, Dirk Koetter and Skip Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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