The Boise State All-Time Numbers Team 1-20

If the jersey fits...

The first 20 slots are filled in BroncoCountry's 2009 summer project of deciding the Boise State football All-Time Numbers Team. For each jersey number on the roster, one player is selected through a series of votes and discussions. Here are numbers 1-20!

BroncoCountry has begun the search for the All-Time Numbers Team at Boise State .  For each jersey number for the football team, BroncoCountry will select one Bronco to the team through a series of votes and discussions.  In the event that the initial vote does not produce a winner with 50 percent support, a runoff vote will decide which player is honored with selection to the All-Time Team.   

Here are the first 20 to make the All-Time Numbers Team!  

 

 

#1--Chris Carr (2001-2004)

PhotobucketCarr is the school record holder with a 19.8 career average fielding punt returns (29-573).  He is second all-time with a 19.6 punt return average (22-432) in 2004.  Chris ranks third all-time with 137 punt return yards against Idaho in 2004.  He is also fifth in that category with 122 vs. SMU that same year.  He has the fifth-longest, a 78-yarder against SMU in 2004.  Carr ranks second with a 25.9 career kickoff return average (40-1,037 yards).  He is fourth with 27 kickoff returns in 2003.   

Carr holds the postseason record with five kickoff returns in a game vs. Louisville in the 2004 Liberty Bowl and he is #1 with eight career returns.  He is third with 114 yards of kickoff returns vs. Louisville .  He is third with an 11.7 career punt return average.  He played with the Oakland Raiders as one of the top returners in the National Football League from 2005-2007 and is currently with the Tennessee Titans—(46.8% of the vote)     

Jerard Rabb came to Boise State as a junior college transfer, Photobucketbut in two years had 75 catches for 1,158 yards and nine touchdowns.  In 2006, Rabb led the Broncos with 37 catches for 586 yards and four touchdowns.  He also had one rush for nine yards.  Rabb also was the #1 receiver in 2005 with 38 catches for 572 yards and five scores.  After leaving Boise State , Rabb got some looks from NFL teams and is currently a star with the Boise Burn of the Arena Football League.  

PhotobucketJay Swillie was a star receiver from 1997-2000.  He accumulated 140 career catches for 2,161 yards (seventh all-time) and 19 touchdowns (6th in school history).  Jay was fourth in both receiving (34 catches for 589 yards and six touchdowns) and rushing (seven carries for 103 yards) in 2002.  He led the team with 48 catches in 2001 for 673 yards and eight scores.  Jay was second in 2000 with 33 grabs for 552 yards and four touchdowns.  He played extensively as a freshman, hauling in 25 passes for 347 yards and one TD.   

PhotobucketWinky White (1987-1990) is 14th in his career with 116 catches.  He ranks 12th with 11 catches in a game against Nevada in 1990. He set the all-time school record with 264 yards in no less than the Division I-AA national semifinal game against Nevada .  He ranks 12th in the record books with 1,977 career receiving yards.  He is tied with Tim Gilligan and Kipp Bedard for the school record with two games over 200 receiving yards.  White is 10th with a 17.04 career yards-per-catch average (116-1,977).  He is tied for 14th for the best average per catch in a game, averaging 25.2(6-151) for a game against Idaho in 1990.  Winky is tied for fourth for the longest reception, an 87-yarder from Mike Virden against Boston University in '90.   

White is third with 19 career postseason receptions and White's 11 catches vs. Nevada is tied for third in the postseason.  Those 264 yards he gained against Nevada also put him second all-time in all-purpose yards for a game.  He is third with 376 career receiving yards and holds the postseason mark with the 264 against Nevada .  White is also third with a 26.0 average (11-264) vs. Nevada .  He is tied for the record with two touchdowns against the Wolf Pack and he is third with three career receiving touchdowns.  

Kyle Wilson is the current safety for Boise State .  With one year to go, Wilson Photobuckethas 117 tackles, two for loss, one sack, 23 pass breakups, eight interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick.  He led the Broncos with five interceptions, 10 pass breakups and 15 passes defended (18th in the nation) last season.  Wilson was credited with 35 tackles, 26 solo.  He also returned 33 punts for 470 yards and tied for the national lead with three punt returns for touchdowns.  Wilson 's 14.2 average ranks fourth in school history.  His 90 yard return against Fresno State is #4 all-time for the longest punt return and his 79-yarder against Idaho is tied for fifth.  In 2007, Kyle started all 13 games at cornerback and finished with 41 tackles, eight pass breakups, two interceptions, two tackles for loss, one sack and a blocked kick.  Wilson was an Honorable Mention Freshman All-America on The Sporting News team in 2006.  He started the last five games at cornerback and finished 10th on the team with 41 tackles, .5 of them for loss.  Wilson also had five pass breakups, one forced fumble, one recovery and an interception.  Kyle was named to the All-WAC team at cornerback and made the second-team as a punt returner (41.0%)  

White earns the honor of being the all-time #1 from 1933-1995.

 


#2--Gerald Alexander (2003-2006)  

Gerald Alexander Photobucketstarted at cornerback in 2004 and 2005 and at safety in 2006.  For his career, he had 103 tackles, three for loss, six interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 24 pass breakups.  He led the WAC in 2004 with five interceptions.  Also in 2004, he blocked a potential game-winning field goal by San Jose State in the final seconds of regulation.  

Alexander was drafted in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.  He played with the Lions for two seasons and now is with Jacksonville —(79.2%)

Mike Black is the all-time field goal leader with 51 from 1988-1991.  Black is tied for third all-time with 122 extra points.  He is #1 for post-season field goals with five, #2 for post-season PAT's with 11 and the single-season #1 with seven PAT's against
Nevada in 1990.  Black was an All-Big Sky and third-team All-American in I-AA (1991).—6.4%)

Greg Erickson is fourth all-time with 37 field goals from 1992-1995 and third in postseason scoring with 25 points.  He is tied for #2 with Black for post-season PAT's (11).  Erickson is tied for 5th with 98 career extra points.  He is third for the longest field goal in post-season with a 45-yarder vs. Appalachian State in the Division I-AA quarterfinals of 1994.—(14.4%)  

Erickson is the All-Time #2 for non-Division I players.   

 


#3—Frank Robinson (1988-1991)
 

PhotobucketFrank Robinson is a member of the BroncoCountry All-Time Football Team at cornerback.  He is second in the history of Boise State with 22 career interceptions from 1988-1991, is 4th single-season with 8 in 1991 and tied for 9th with 6 in 1990.  He is 2nd all-time with three interceptions in a game (vs. Northern Iowa in the I-AA national playoffs).  His interception return yardage of 209 is 4th.  When the Bronco basketball team was decimated by injuries in 1991, Robinson volunteered to play basketball for Boise State .  Robinson was an All-Big Sky selection in both 1990 and 1991.  He was a 1st-team I-AA All-American on both the AP and Kodak teams in 1991.  He was drafted in the 5th round of the NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos and was elected to the Boise State Hall of Fame in 1999.    Robinson played two seasons in the NFL.—(40.9%, 69.4% in final)

Shaunard Harts (1997-2000) began his career first as a receiver then moved to running back and finally found his place at safety.  He is 10th in tackles for a loss in a season (2000) with 14.  His spectacular 80-yard interception return against Louisville 's NFL quarterback Chris Redman gave the Broncos a 21-17 lead and helped them win the 1999 Humanitarian Bowl.  It is one of the all-time Top 100 Plays in Bronco Football History.  He was drafted in the 7th round of the NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2001 and played with them for five seasons.—(24.3%)

David Mikell Photobucketowns the 4th-highest rushing game of all-time with 235 against
Idaho in 2003.  He is 6th all-time with 2,268 career rushing yards and 8th single-season with 1,142 yards in 2003.  Mikell is 4th all-time with 32 career rushing touchdowns and tied for 5th with 13 touchdowns in 2003.  He has the third longest run from scrimmage in Boise State history with a 78-yarder against Idaho in 2003 and is 9th with a 75-yarder against TCU in the 2003 Fort Worth Bowl.  He is third all-time with 5,032 career all-purpose yards.  Mikell is also 6th with 500 career rushing attempts. 

Mikell is 2nd in history with 71 kickoff returns and 5th all-time with 25 kickoff returns in a season (25).  Mikell owns two of the three longest kickoff returns in Bronco history with 98-yarders against Arkansas in 2000 and Hawai'i in 2001.  He holds the single season kickoff return record (28.7) in 2000 and is 2nd (28.4) for his 2001 season.—(35.8%, 30.6% in final)

 

 


#4--Legedu Naanee (2003, 2005-2006)

PhotobucketLegedu Naanee was named All-WAC in 2006 with 34 receptions for 522 yards and six TD's.  He rushed seven times for 90 yards.  He caught 34 balls in 2005 for 483 yards and six touchdowns.  After converting from quarterback in '04, he caught four passes for 45 yards.  Naanee was drafted in the 5th round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers and still plays there.—(70.9%)  

Jon Francis (1984-1985) Photobucketranks seventh all-time in Boise State rushing despite only playing two years.  His 1,147 yards in 1985 is seventh single-season while his 1,025 yards in 1984 is 14th.  In those two years, Francis accumulated 12 100-yard games.  That pace would put him 4th all-time if he had started three years.  His 13 touchdowns in 1984 are tied for 12th all-time in the Bronco record books.  Francis was named 1st team All-Big Sky in both 1984 and 1985.  He was drafted in the 7th round of the NFL Draft by the New York Giants and played one year with the Los Angeles Rams.—(29.1%)

Francis is the all-time #4 for non-Division I players.

 


#5--Jared Zabransky (2004-2006)*

"Z" Photobucketranks fourth with 9,119 yards of total offense in his career.  He is fourth with 3,253 yards in 2004 and ninth with 2,854 yards in 2005.  He totaled 388 yards vs. UTEP in 2004 to rank 15th for single-game performance.  Zabransky comes in fourth with 8,256 career passing yards.  He is fifth for passing yards in a season (2,927 in 2004), ninth with 2,587 in 2006 and 10th with 2,562 in '05.   Jared is ninth in single-game passing with 392 yards in that UTEP game.  "Z" is fourth with 610 career completions.  He is fourth with 206 completions in 2004; he is sixth with 202 in '05 and ninth with 191 in 2006.  Zabransky's 980 career attempts ranks fourth while his 342 attempts in 2005 ranks seventh all-time for a single season.  He set the school record for passing percentage in a game, when he connected on 21-of-23 passes (91.3%) against Utah State his senior year.  He ranks second for a season with 66.3% (191-288) in 2006 and he is sixth for his 2004 season (206-327, 63%).  Zabransky is fourth in his career with a fine 62.2% mark (610-980).   

Jared ranks fourth with 58 career touchdown passes and seventh all-time with 23 TD passes in 2006.  He is fifth in passing efficiency both for his career (144.99) and for his 2006 season with a rating of 162.57.  Zabransky is fourth with 21 games over 200 yards passing and he is fifth with four games over 300 yards.  He sports the top rushing performance by a quarterback and #2 all-time at Boise State (12.3 average (10-123 yards) against Hawai'i in 2004).  He is sixth all-time with 13 touchdowns in 2004 and sixth for his career with 31 touchdowns.  He scored three touchdowns in that Hawai'i game to rank third all-time.   

Zabransky is third with 53 career postseason completions, third with 743 yards of total offense, third with 93 attempts, third with 740 yards passing and he is third in career completion percentage (53-93 for 57%).   

He was one of a record seven Broncos to be invited to postseason collegiate all-star games, taking part in the 2006 Hula Bowl.   He is currently a backup quarterback with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. . 

 


#6--Julius Brown (2000-2003)*

PhotobucketBrown had 146 career tackles with six interceptions and 46 pass deflections.  Julius was sixth on the team in tackles his senior season with 55 with three interceptions and a team-leading 19 pass deflections.  He was eighth on the team in tackles in 2002 with 41, and had 1.5 sacks, a team-leading 15 pass deflections, one fumble recovery and two interceptions returned for 63 yards.  He started in 2001 and finished with 42 tackles, ninth on the team.  Brown was second with 12 pass break-ups and had an interception.  Brown played in nine games as a freshman, tying for the team lead with two interceptions, breaking up four other passes and making eight tackles. 

 


#7--Ryan Dinwiddie (2001-2003)*
 

Dinwiddie quarterbacked the Broncos Photobucketfrom 2001-2003 and holds numerous school records. Ryan set not only the standard for the Broncos but for the entire history of college football with his 168.79 career efficiency rating.  Dinwiddie's 188.18 rating in 2002 is first all-time for a season at Boise State , his 164.19 mark in 2001 is third and his 163.72 in 2003 puts him fourth.  He is the career passing leader (9.819 yards) by over 700 yards.  He is #1 in total offense in a season (4,399 in 2003), tops with 4,356 passing yards in 2003; Dinwiddie is also #5 in total offense for his 2001 season (3,140).  He is also #4 with 3,043 passing yards in 2001.  He ranks 1-2 in passing yards for a game--532 vs. Louisiana Tech and 509 against SMU , both in 2003. 

Dinwiddie passed a record 60 times against Louisiana Tech in 2003 (completing a record 40 of them) and a record 443 attempts in the 2003 season.  Ryan rifled 82 scoring strikes in his career, another school mark.  He is the school record holder for the lowest career interception rate (2.1%), throwing just 21 interceptions in 992 career attempts. He threw for over 300 yards in a game a record 14 times, over 400 yards a record four times and topped the 500-yard mark twice yet another record.   Dinwiddie had two games in 2003 in which he surpassed the 500-yard mark in total offense (542 against Louisiana Tech and 515 (vs. SMU ).  He is the only Bronco in history to do that.   

Besides owning #1 and #2, he is ninth with 408 yards of total offense against Tulsa in 2001, 13th for his 386 yards against Fresno State in 2001 and tied for 15th with 388 yards against Louisiana Tech in 2002.  Ryan is third with 992 career passing attempts.   Dinwiddie had 276 completions in 2003 which is second for a season behind only Taylor Tharp.  Ryan is also seventh with 201 completions in 2001.  His 622 career completions ranks third all-time.  In addition to setting the school record for passing yards in a game, he is also fourth with 406 yards against Fresno State in 2002, fifth with 405 against Tulsa in '01 and eighth with 399 vs. Louisiana Tech in 2002.  He completed 30 passes against Louisiana Tech in 2001, which is tied for fourth, and he is tied for himself for ninth with 27 completions against SMU in 2003 and 27 vs. Tulsa in '01.  He is third all-time with a 62.7% career completion rate (662-992).  Dinwiddie is fourth for his 2002 season in passing accuracy (134-205, or 65.4%).  Ryan also ranks seventh for his 2001 season (201-322, 62.4%) and eighth (276-446--61.9 %( in 2003.  He is third in accuracy for a single game, as he hit 19 of 22 passes (86.4%) against Fresno State in 2001.  Dinwiddie is also fifth with 82.6% (19-12 against Rice in 2002), eighth for an 18-23 effort against Idaho (78.3%) in 2002, 13th for another 16-21 effort vs. Idaho in 2001 (76.2%) and tied for 15th for his 2003 performance against SMU (27-36 or 75%).   "RD" is second for the lowest interception rate for a season, throwing just four in 205 attempts in 2002 (1.46%) and the following year, he threw just seven in 446 attempts (1.56%) to rank third.   

Dinwiddie ranks third for touchdown passes in a season (31 in 2003); he is also fifth with 29 in 2001 and 10th with 20 in 2002 despite being injured nearly half the year.  He threw five touchdown passes in a game twice to tie for second in that category—against Fresno State in 2002 and San Jose State in 2003.  Dinwiddie passed for over 200-yards 24 times to rank third.  

RD was voted to the All-WAC team in both 2002 and 2003, and named as the league's Offensive Most Valuable Player in 2003.  He was selected to quarterback the West in the East-West Shrine game of 2003.  He played for Winnipeg of the Canadian Football League and nearly led the Blue Bombers to the 2007 Grey Cup title before falling short 23-19.  He was voted to the 2005 BroncoCountry All-Time Football Team and the Boise State Dream Team later that year.

 


#8--
Orlando Scandrick (2005-2007)

PhotobucketOrlando Scandrick started 12 of 13 games as a freshman.  He had 50 tackles, 41 solo in 2006 (7th on team) with three for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, 11 breakups and one interception that he returned 50 yards for a touchdown.  He also returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown and an extra point for a two-point conversion against Hawai'i .  He was named 2nd team Freshman All-America by Scout.com.  In 2006, he was 4th on the team with 52 tackles, 6.5 for loss with 2 sacks.  He had six pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles and one interception.  For the second year in a row, he returned a blocked extra point for conversion against Hawai'i .  In 2007, he was 6th on the team in tackles with 50, 3 for loss with .5 sacks.  He had 7 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and 2 interceptions.  He also returned four kickoffs for 78 yards and one punt for 54 yards.  He did not make the All-WAC team in any of his three years at Boise State .  He was drafted in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys (5th round).—(53.2%)

PhotobucketChris Jackson (1986-1987)was one of the most efficient running backs in school history.  He ranks 2nd in school history by averaging a mind-blowing 5.97 yards per carry for his career (302-1,805).  His 1987 total of 1,273 rushing yards is 5th all-time.  That year he averaged 11.2 yards per carry (16-179) against Delaware State which is also 5th all-time and he averaged 9.8 yards per carry (16-157) in a 31-27 loss to Utah .  For his 1987 season, Jackson averaged an incredible 6.3 yards per carry (202-1,273) which is 4th in Bronco history.  In 1987, Jackson was an All-Big Sky and was 2nd team All-American by the Sports Network. –(18%)  

Brian Smith played from 1992-1995 at Boise State at linebacker.  He is 6th all-time with 333 tackles.—(14.4%) 

PhotobucketBilly Wingfield played in 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2002.  He had 62 catches in 2002 (9th all-time) for 1,088 yards (2nd in the history of
Boise State ).  He is tied for 2nd all-time with 3 touchdown catches against Rice in '02.  He finished his career with 1,710 yards--(14.4%)  

Chris Jackson is the all-time #8 from 1933-1995.

 


#9--Quintin Mikell (1999-2002)

PhotobucketQuintin Mikell, safety, is #2 in Boise State history with 401 career tackles and one of just three secondary members in the top 15.  He is ranked 11th all-time in career tackles for loss with 30, and he is the only member of a Bronco secondary and one of just five non-linemen to rank in the top 15.  He is also 9th in the record books for punt returns in a season with 33 in 2000.  He was Boise State 's first Division I-A All-American, named to the 3rd Team of The Sporting News as a safety in 2002.  He is one of six Broncos since 1996 to be named Conference Player of the Year as we was tabbed WAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2002 and he was All-WAC in both 2001 and 2002.   He was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game of 2002.  Mikell signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL in 2003.  Mikell has played 92 games in 6 seasons and currently starts for the Eagles.  This past year, Mikell (along with tackle Ryan Clady) became the first Broncos to be named All-Pro as both were selected to the second team.  Mikell had 62 tackles, 37 solo, with 2 sacks, 3 interceptions (for 53 yards), 9 pass deflections and 2 forced fumbles.—(91.3%)  

PhotobucketJeremy Childs broke a 15-year Bronco record when he shattered Mike Wilson's season receptions mark of 76 with 82 in 2007 and he is also 3rd all-time with 72 from his 2008 season.  Childs ranks fifth for receiving yards in a season (1,045 in 2007) and ninth for single-game receptions with 12 against Nevada in 2007.  He is tied for 4th for single-game touchdown catches with 3 against New Mexico State in 2007 and is 7th for his 2007 season with 9 TD's that year.  Jeremy finished his career prior to its completion with 168 receptions (2nd all-time) and just 21 catches shy of the 26-year old record set by Don Hutt.  He had 2,099 career receiving yards (8th all-time), just 652 yards shy of Ryan Ikebe's 13-year old mark in that category.   His 16 career receiving touchdowns ranked 11th in Bronco history.  Childs was All-WAC in both 2007 and 2008.  Foregoing his senior year, Childs opted for a try at the NFL.  He was not drafted but signed with the San Diego Chargers.  Unfortunately, he was cut from the Chargers Thursday.—(7.9%) 

PhotobucketKerry Lawyer (1991-1993) is 3rd all-time for season kickoff return average with 28.0 in 1991.  Kerry is 5th for his career (23.9--53 for 1,269).   Lawyer is also 12th for kickoff returns in a season with 21 in 1992.  He is 3rd all-time in career punt return average with a 12.9 (61 for 768) and is also 3rd for season punt returns (1992) for his 18.1 average (18-325).  He ranks 10th for the longest punt return, 70 yards which he returned for a touchdown against NAU in 1991.—(.78%) 

Lawyer is the all-time #9 for non-Division I players.

 

 

#10—Paul Han (1956 and 1958)

PhotobucketPaul Han was a star halfback on the great JC teams of the late-50's.  While stats are not fully available, he led the Broncos with 12 touchdowns in 1956 as they were 8-0-1 and #2 in the nation.  In 1957, Han and the Broncos went undefeated until a Potato Bowl loss to Bakersfield .  In 1958, the team went 10-0 and captured the Broncos' first national championship with a 22-0 win over Tyler College as Han scored two touchdowns.  Han is part of the Bronco Hall of Fame as a member of the national championship 1958 squad.—(32.4% and 63.6% in final)

 

Kenrick Camerud (1979-1981) ranks fifth all-time with 98 career extra points.   Kenrick is 12th in school history with 188 career points (he ranked #4 until 1988).  Camerud is tied for third with three career field goals in the postseason.  He is tied for third with four field goals in a game (vs. Weber State in '81), a feat he duplicated against Northwestern State and he is eighth with eight extra points vs. Cal Poly-SLO in 1979.—(4.8%)

Hazsen Choates (1983-1986) was 71-140 with just 4 interceptions and 1,108 yards in 1983 and 9 TD's and had 105 carries for 309 yards and 6 touchdowns in his freshman season.  In 1984, he was 132-253 for 1,804 yards and 16 TD's with 105 carries for 268 yards and 2 TD's in 1984.  Hazsen is 13th for single game completion percentage (76.5%--13-17) in his 1984 game against Cal Poly-SLO and 15th (75.0%--12-16) against Montana State in 1985.  For his career, Choates ranks sixth all-time with 4,524 passing yards and sixth in Bronco history for 5,225 yards of total offense.  He was one of the top rushing QB's ever for Boise State (behind only Tony Hilde's 1,031, Bart Hendricks' 1,019 and Jared Zabransky's 853) with 701 rushing yards.  He is also eighth with 316 career completions and eighth with 613 career passes.  Hazsen ranks sixth in the record books with 36 career touchdown passes and ninth with nine games over 200 yards passing.—(28.6%)

Taylor Tharp (2004-07) did not get the starting nod until his senior year but when the Bronco coaches finally did, he made the most of it.  Prior to his senior year, PhotobucketTharp was 32-50 for 359 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.  In 2007, he completed 289 of 423 passes for 3,340 yards with 30 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions.  Taylor holds all-time records with 289 completions in a season, the highest season completion percentage in Boise State history (68.3%) and the highest career completion percentage (67.9%), hitting 321 of 473 passes.  His accuracy was phenomenal—Tharp ranks second all-time in a game (89.7%--26-29) vs. Utah State in 2007 and sixth with 80% (28-35) vs. San Jose State that year.  He ranks eighth in passing efficiency for a season with 152.85 and fourth in the history of Boise State with 145.62.  He is seventh for career completions with 321.

 Tharp ranks third all-time with 3,340 passing yards in a season, third with 3,408 yards of total offense in 2007 and despite just the one year of starting, he is ninth all-time with 3,699 career passing yards.  He is tied for third with 30 completions against Washington and seventh for most passes in that same game (47).  For his career, Taylor is second in passing attempts in a season (423).  Tharp is tied for second with five TD passes in a game (vs. Louisiana Tech in 2007) and fourth all-time with his 30 scoring strikes in 2007.  Again with only basically one year of playing, Tharp still ranks ninth all-time with 32 career touchdown passes.  He is also seventh with 10 career games of over 200 yards passing and sixth with three games over 300 yards. 

Tharp set school records for postseason completions as well as attempts in a game with 30-44 against East Carolina in the 2007 Hawai'i Bowl.  He is second only to Jim McMillan for completion percentage in a postseason game (68.2%).  Tharp received 34.3% support in the initial poll and 36.4% in final.

 

 

#11—Drisan James (2002-2006)

PhotobucketDrisan James had 5 catches for 74 yards in 2003, his freshman season.  The following season, he caught 40 passes for 568 yards and 1 TD, earning Honorable Mention All-WAC.  James was 2nd Team-All WAC after grabbing 34 passes for 518 yards and two touchdowns in 2005.  He also had two kickoff returns for 43 yards.  In 2006 he was the #2 receiver on the team and #1 in yards per catch with 36 receptions for 650 yards (18.1) and 4 TD's.  He also had 7 rushes for 54 yards, one kickoff return for 17 yards and 1 punt return for 7.  For his career, James had 115 receptions for 1,810 yards and 7 TD's, 3 kickoff returns for 60 yards, 7 rushes for 54 yards and 1 punt return for 7 yards.  James his tied for 2nd all-time with two postseason touchdowns in a game (vs. Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl).—(38.2% and 56.3% in final)

James' opening touchdown vs.
Oklahoma is the #40 play in Bronco Football History.  His TD right before halftime is the #4 play of all-time and his catch and lateral to Jerard Rabb (Circus) is the #1 play of all-time.

PhotobucketEric Andrade (1983, 1984, 1986 & 1987) is the #5 receiver in Bronco history with 140 career catches.  He owns the #7 season (1987) with 63 and is tied for ninth in the record books with 12 catches in a game (vs. Weber State ).  Andrade wasn't just a possession receiver; he is ninth all-time in career yards with 2,097 and his 1987 season produced the #12 output in school history with 922 yards.  Eric is tied for fourth with three catches in a game (which he did against both Eastern Washington and Weber State ).  He is seventh all-time with nine touchdowns and sixth for his career with 19.  Andrade was named All-Big Sky Conference and 2nd Team All-American his senior year.—(7.9%)

PhotobucketKellen Moore (2008) completed 281 of 405 passes for 3,486 yards, 25 TD's and 10 interceptions.   Moore  also had 38 rushes for -30 yards.  He was named Freshman of the Year by the WAC.—(47.8% and 43.7% in final)

PhotobucketHal Zimmerman (1965-1968) quarterbacked an offense that scored 249 points and won the ICAC championships in 1966 with a 9-1 season, at one point being ranked #1.  Zimmerman through the last touchdown pass in a junior college game and the first touchdown pass in the four-year program.—(6.1%)

 


#12--Jim McMillan (1971-1974) *
 

Jimmy "Mac" Photobucketwas Boise State 's quarterback from 1972-1974.  McMillan was 6-12 his freshman year with five touchdowns and six interceptions.  In '72, he stepped in nicely, sharing quarterback duties with Ron Autele.  Jim was 74-136 for 1,027 yards and eight touchdowns.  In his junior year, he was the unquestioned leader, hitting 110 of 179 passes for 1,525 yards and 17 touchdowns.  He also ran the ball 90 times for 368 yards and four scores.  In 1974, McMillan led the Big Sky in passing, hitting 192-313 for 2,900 yards and 33 touchdowns.  The next closest quarterback (Goddard of Weber State) was 85-168 with 1,178 yards and five TD passes! 

McMillan is fifth with 6,225 yards of total offense in his career and he is seventh in a season with 3,101 yards in '74.  He ranks third with 471 total offense yards against UNLV, sixth with 418 vs. Montana and 10th with another 407 against Montana State , all in 1974.  McMillan ranks fifth with 5,508 career passing years, he is sixth all-time with 2,900 yards passing in 1974 and seventh for a single game with 403 against Montana State .  Jim is fifth with 382 career completions and sixth with 640 career attempts.  He is sixth in school history in passing, connecting on 382 of 640 for 59.7% and he is 10th in school history with 61.45% (110-179) passing in 1973.  

McMillan threw five touchdown passes vs. UNLV in 1974, one of 11 Broncos to throw five or more in a game.  He ranks second all-time with 33 TD passes in the '74 season.  He is tied for fourth with Jared Zabransky with 58 career touchdown passes.  Jim ranks second among all Bronco quarterbacks with a 152.83 rating and is seventh for a single season with a pass efficiency rating of 158.46 in 1973.  McMillan is fifth with 13 career games over 200 yards passing, third with seven games over 300 yards and second with two games over 400 yards.   

Mac holds the all-time postseason record for career completions with 63.  He is second with 105 career attempts.  He ranks third with 353 yards of total offense against South Dakota State in 1973 but Jim is the all-time career leader with 938 yards.   McMillan is also the school record holder with 902 career passing yards in the postseason.  He is second with 363 yards passing and third with 23 completions against Louisiana Tech in the Division II Semifinals.  He holds four more school records--for the highest accuracy in a career, hitting 60% of his passes (63-105), the best accuracy in a postseason game, 70% (21-30) against South Dakota State, most career touchdown passes (8) and most TD passes in a game (4 vs. S.D. State).   

McMillan was a unanimous 1st Team All-American in 1974, being named to the All-America teams of the Associated Press, United Press International and Kodak.  He was also All-Big Sky Conference and Offensive Most Valuable Player in ‘74.  He was selected in the 14th round of the NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.  He was named to the Dream Team in 1995 and was on the BroncoCountry All-Time Football Team as the 3rd team quarterback.  

 

#13—K.C. Adams (1994)

K.C. Adams Photobucketis fourth in school history with 1,275 yards in 1994, the Broncos' national championship runner-up year.  He is seventh for attempts that year (238) and was one of the more efficient runners with 5.35 yards per carry (238-1,275) average, which is 7th all-time.  Adams is #2 for the longest run from scrimmage with his 80 yard run for a touchdown against Northern Arizona .  He is ninth all-time with seven games over 100 yards.  K.C. was also a threat out of the backfield as he ranks second in school history with 1,981 yards all-purpose in '94.  He had 257 yards of all-purpose offense against Cal State-Northridge, 14th all-time.  All told, K.C. had four games over 200 yards in all-purpose offense, second all-time, and he is one of only three Broncos ever to have a game in which he ran for over 100 yards (126) and had 100 yards receiving (104). 

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Adams ' ability didn't stop there.  He was one of the most electrifying punt returns ever to wear the blue.  He ranks 10th for punt return average in a season (11.4--19 returns for 216 yards), has the fourth longest punt return (79 yards for a touchdown) vs. Northridge and is eighth in punt return yardage in a game (101) for that same Northridge game.  He is 16th all-time in season scoring with 86 points and ninth for touchdowns in a season with 14.  Adams scored the touchdown on what to that time was the most famous Hook & Ladder play in Bronco history (vs. Nevada ) that ranks 90th in BroncoCountry's Top 100 Plays.  Adams also ranks #84 with his 80-yard run against NAU and #60 for his role in the Flea Flicker play against Nevada .  In the 1994 postseason, he made the key block on Top Play #44 that allowed Tony Hilde to hit Ryan Ikebe with the winning touchdown vs. Idaho and is #39 for his 79-yard punt return mentioned above.   Adams generated enough rushing to rank third all-time for his postseason career with 235 yards and he holds the school record with 60 rushing attempts in the postseason.  Adams is tied for second with two touchdowns against Marshall and tied for second in his career with three touchdowns in postseason.  Adams was First Team All-Big Sky and was named 2nd Team All-America by the Associated Press in '94.—(66.67%) 

Travis Burgher (2000-2003) played both strong safety and linebacker.  In 2000, he had 20 tackles and one interception his freshman year.  In 2001 as a safety, he broke his hand in the fifth game of the year and limited his action the remainder of the year.  He still tied for 28th in the WAC in tackles, averaging 6.0 per game and was fourth on the team with 60.  He had 14 tackles against
Washington State .  He also had an interception, two tackles for loss, and a fumble recovery that he returned deep into Fresno State territory to help the Broncos upset the #8 Bulldogs.  That play made BroncoCountry's list of Top 100 Plays in Bronco Football history.  In 2002, he switched to linebacker and was seventh on the team in tackles with 46 with 3 sacks, 5.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions, one he returned for a touchdown against Wyoming .  In 2003, Burgher was 7th on the team with 45 tackles, two sacks, one interception for 30 yards and one pass deflection.—(11.8%)

PhotobucketGerald DesPres (1981-1984) was 134-236 in 1982 (4th in the Big Sky and 16th in I-AA) for 56.83% and 1,560 yards with 12 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.  He had 1,527 yards of total offense.  DesPres is ninth all-time with 281 career completions and ninth with 507 attempts.  Gerald is 12th all-time with 23 career touchdown passes.  He had six 200+ passing games which puts him tied for 10th.—(7.5%) 

Brandyn Thompson had 16 tackles in 2007, his freshman year.  He was sixth on the team in 2008 with 54 tackles, five for loss.  He had four interceptions and six pass breakups.—(6.5%)


Mike Virden (1989-1990) threw for 4,294 yards in his two-year career, good for 7th all-time.  He had 4,471 yards of total offense, 8th in the Bronco record books.  Virden had 331 attempts in 1990 which is 11th all-time.  His 626 career attempts rank 7th.  In 1990, Virden had 178 career completions which is 12th all-time.  Mike also shows up in the record book for highest passing percentage in a game, as he is ranked 10th, hitting 77.8% of his throws (21-27) against
Idaho State in 1990.  Virden is 11th all-time with 31 career touchdown passes.  In the postseason, Virden is fourth for most career attempts with 88 and fourth for completions with 51.  He is second for postseason attempts for a game with 41 against Northern Iowa in 1990.  He is #3 for the highest passing percentage in a game (22-33 for 66.7%) vs. Middle Tennessee State in 1990 and also #2 for career passing percentage, hitting 58% (51-88).—(7.5%)  

Virden and DesPres share the honor of being the all-time #13 for non-Division I players.

 

 

#14—Joe Aliotti (1978-1980)

Joe ranks 10th with 278 career completions.  Long before Ryan Dinwiddie and Taylor Tharp, Aliotti Photobucketheld the school record (he's now third) by hitting 83.3% of his passes (20-24) vs. Idaho in 1979.  Joe is second only to Taylor Tharp for his career, connecting on 63.6% of his passes (278-437).  He owns the #3 season in school history 65.8% (144-219) in 1979 and ranks ninth 61.46% (134-218) in 1980.  He's also tied with Mike Virden for 10th with 77.8% (14-18) and tied for 15th with a 12-16 effort (75%) against Utah in '80.  

Aliotti is fifth for the lowest career interception rate (3.43% (15 interceptions in 437 attempts).  Aliotti is tied for second for most touchdown passes in a game (5), which he did against Cal Poly in 1979.  He is tied for ninth for the most career TD passes with 32.   Aliotti ranks sixth with a 159.72 quarterback rating in 1979 and he is third for his career with a rating of 147.43.   

In the postseason Aliotti ranks third with 358 passing yards against Eastern Kentucky in the Division I-AA National Championship game and he is second with 24 completions in that game.  In 1979, he was an All-American on both the Associated Press and Kodak teams, before being tabbed Honorable Mention in '80.  Joe was All-Big Sky in both 1979 and 1980 and the Offensive Most Valuable Player in '79.—(89%)     

Mike Wilson (1990-1993) is fourth in Bronco history with 159 career catches and sixth for career receiving yards (2,300).  He ranks third with 14 catches in a game (vs. Eastern Washington in 1992).  His school record of 76 catches in 1992 was beaten by Jeremy Childs in 2007.  Wilson ranks seventh all-time in yards per catch in a season, when he caught 38 passes for 768 yards (20.21 ypc) in 1991.  Mike had eight games of over 100 yards receiving in his career, which ranks fourth.  He received All-Big Sky Conference as well as Honorable Mention All-America honors by The Sports Network in 1992.—(11%)   

 

#15—Ron Autele (1970, 1972-1973)

PhotobucketRon Autele was the Bronco quarterback that split time with Jim McMillan.  He completed 47.8 percent of his passes (175-367) in his career.  He is 12th with 4 touchdown passes in a game (vs. Portland State and Weber State in 1972).  He is tied with Joe Aliotti and Eric Guthrie for 12th most touchdown passes in a season with 19 in 1979.  He is seventh ahead of Guthrie for career touchdown passes.  He is tied for 5th with Chris Jackson in yards per carry for a game with an 11.2 average (11-123) vs. Montana in 1973.  Autele is 10th in passing efficiency for a season (1972) with a rating of 148.19.  He had 11 rushing touchdowns for his career, 1 behind David Hughes.—(51.8%) 

Phil Bartle from Ontario played strong safety from 1983-1986.  He played as a freshman with 12 tackles and then led the team in tackles his sophomore year with 73, including 41 solo with six tackles for loss.  He also had 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception and three pass deflections.  Phil had 62 tackles, seven pass deflections and two interceptions his junior year.—(25.9%)

PhotobucketD. Ross played for two years (1999 and 2000) in the Bronco secondary.  He doesn't appear in the Bronco record book at all for tackles or interceptions for a game, a season or career.  I will keep trying to find stats on Ross.  He did make All-Big West Conference in 2000.—(22.4%)  

Bartle is the all-time #15 for non-Division I players.

 

 

#16—Gabe Franklin (2001-2004)

PhotobucketGabe Franklin was a star cornerback that came the closest anyone had in 13 years (since Frank Robinson) of breaking Steve Forrey's school record 24 career interceptions set in 1970.  Franklin finished with 18.  He tied for fourth on the season interceptions list with 8 in 2002.  Franklin was First Team All-WAC in 2004 and played in the 2004 East-West Shrine Game.  He was voted to the All-Time Bronco Football Team at cornerback by both BroncoCountry in 2005 and by BroncoNation as part of the Bronco 35 Team.—(63.6%)

Hoskin Hogan (1975/1977-1978) was the Bronco starting quarterback in 1977 and 1978.  He was 100-198 passing in 1977 with 13 TD's and 188-394 in his career (47.7%) for 21 touchdowns.  Hoskin had 347 yards passing vs. UNLV in 1977 (25th) and 1,565 yards in the 1977 season (20th).  He had 2,814 yards passing for his career (19th).  Hogan is tied for 12th with four touchdown passes in a game (he did it vs. UNLV in 1977).  He is 15th in career attempts with 394.  He had 198 attempts in 1977 and 181 in 1978.  Hogan had three games with over 200 yards passing and one over 300.—(1.0%)   

PhotobucketTony Hunter (1984-1985) was a wide receiver with 4.55 speed for the Broncos.  Stats for Tony are incomplete but he was third on the team with 26 catches for 470 yards and a team-leading 18.1 yards per catch with a team-leading five touchdowns in 1984.  He turned a short pass against
Fullerton into a 75-yard play.  Hunter played with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL for three years.—0 votes

DaWuan Miller (1992-1995) played in the secondary for the Broncos and was a key part of the 1994 national runners up.  He doesn't show up in the record book so I'll let posters tell his story.—(35.4%)  

Miller is the all-time #16 for non-Division I players.

 

 

#17—Bart Hendricks (1999-2002)*  

PhotobucketHendricks holds the school record with 650 career completions.  Bart ranks third all-time with 210 completions in 2000 and is fifth with 203 completions in 1999.  Hendricks is second with 1,142 career pass attempts.  He is fourth with 351 attempts in 1999 and fifth with 347 in 2000.  Hendricks is sixth with 48 passing attempts against Idaho in that '97 game.  Hendricks is second with 3,364 yards passing in 2000 and he is eighth with 2,746 yards in 1999.  Bart has 9.020 career yards, which is third in school history.  He is tied for fifth with 405 yards passing vs. Idaho in 2000, 13th with 381 vs. Utah State and 14th with 378 yards against Idaho in 1997.  Hendricks is #2 all-time with 10,039 career total offense yards and also second with 4,633 yards of total offense in 2000.  Bart is fourth for total offense in a game, putting together 439 yards against Utah State in 2000.  He is also fifth with 436 vs. New Mexico State that same year, eighth with 412 against Idaho (also in 2000).   

Hendricks is night in career accuracy, hitting 56.9% of his passes (650-1,142).  He ranks third in his career for the lowest interception ration, a mere three percent (34 of 1,142) and fifth with just 2.1% of his 1978 passes intercepted (6-279).  Bart holds the school record for TD passes in a year (35) in 2000 and he is also eighth with 22 the previous year.  He is second only to Ryan Dinwiddie with 78 career scoring strikes.  Hendricks threw five touchdown passes in a game (vs. Idaho in 2000), one of 10 Broncos to accomplish that feat.  Bart is also second to Dinwiddie's record-setting passing efficiency mark for a season, scoring a 170.63 for his 2000 season.   He is seventh with a 139.93 rating for his career.  

Bart holds yet another school record with 28 games over 200 passing yards and he is second with 10 300-yard games.  As a sign of his versatility, he is tied with Rodney Webster for eighth place all-time at Boise state with 20 career rushing touchdowns.  

In the postseason, Hendricks holds the school record with a 77-yard touchdown vs. UTEP in the 2000 Humanitarian Bowl, ranks second with 361 yards of total offense against Louisville in the 1999 Humanitarian Bowl and he is second with three career rushing TD's.   

Bart not only made the All-Big West Conference teams in both 1999 and 2000 but was also honored as the conference's Offensive Most Valuable Player both seasons.  He played in the 2000 East-West Shrine Game and later in the CFL with the Edmonton Eskimos. 

 

 

#18—Tony Hilde (1993-1996)*  

Hilde is the school record holder Photobucketwith 10, 138 career yards of total offense.  He is 8th with 3,031 yards of total offense in 1994 and tied for ninth with 2,854 yards in 1996.  He is 11th with 406 yards of total offense in a game vs. Montana in 1993.  Tony is second with 9,107 yards passing in his career, seventh with 2,787 yards through the air in 1994 and 10th with 388 passing yards in the Montana game.  Hilde holds the school mark with 1,181 career attempts.  He is tied for sixth with 343 attempts in 1994 and eighth with 338 in 1996.  Tony ranks 10th with 46 attempts against Northern Arizona in 1993.    Hilde ranks 10th with 189 completions in 1994 and is second for his career with 629.   He is fourth with a 1.8% interception ratio (five interceptions in 279 attempts) in 1995 and is also fourth with 3.38% (40 in 1,181) over his career.   

Hilde ranks third all-time with 70 career TD passes.  He is sixth with 26 touchdown passes in 1994 and he is ninth with 21 in 1996.  He is second only to Bart Hendricks with 26 career games over 200 yards passing and he is fourth with six games over 300.  He is tied with Abe Brown for 10th with 19 career rushing touchdowns.  

Tony holds the school record with 120 passing attempts.  He is second with seven TD passes, 759 career passing yards, 60 career postseason completions and 857 career yards of total offense.   

 

#19—Vinny Perretta (2005-2008)

Vinny Perretta Photobucketwas a multi-purpose threat.  In 2006, he caught 17 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns, carried the ball 55 times for 316 yards and three touchdowns and passed one time for 5 yards and a touchdown.  In 2007, he was hurt in game four but had nine receptions on the year for 120 yards and five carries for 30 yards and a touchdown.  In 2008, Vinny had 36 catches for 578 yards and two scores, carried the ball 22 times for 133 yards and 2 touchdowns, passed one time for 17 yards and a TD and had five punt returns for 22 yards.—(47.6%, 64% in final)  

PhotobucketNick Calaycay (1999-2002) is third in school history with 45 career field goals.  He is third for field goals in a game with 4 against Utah and Utah State in 1999 and 4 vs. Fresno State in 2002.  He ranks fourth with 66 extra points in 2002, 7th with 59 in 2000 and eighth with 50 in 2001.  Calaycay holds the career extra points record with 213.  He is tied for third with 9 extra points against Arkansas State in 1999, vs. Idaho in 2000 and against Fresno State in 2002 and he is eighth with eight extra points vs. both North Texas in 2000 and San Jose State in 2001.  Nick is #2 all-time with 348 career points and he is #11 for points in a season with 96 in 2002.  In the postseason, Calaycay is #2 with for the longest field goal (45 vs. Louisville in 1999).  He is #3 with three career postseason field goals.  Nick holds the school record for career extra points with 13 and is second with 5 PAT's in a game (Vs. UTEP in 2000).  Calaycay was named First Team All-Big West in both 1999 and 2000.  Calaycay made the 2nd Team on BroncoCountry's All-Time Bronco Football Team in 2005.—(30.0%, 36% in final)


Darrin Lyle (1988-1991) ranks fourth in Bronco history with 15 career interceptions and is ninth with six interceptions in a season (1991).  Lyle was an Honorable Mention pick in 2005 when BroncoCountry chose its All-Time Football Team.—(22.6%)

Lyle is the all-time #19 for non-Division I players.

 

 

#20—Cedric Minter (1977-1980)*  

Minter is the all-time career rushing leader Photobucketwith 4,475 yards, a record that stands after 29 years.  Minter ranks #3 with his 1,526 yards in 1978, #11 with 1,060 yards in 1980 and he is 15th with 1,012 yards in 1979.  He still holds the school record for best rushing performance in a game (261 vs. Northern Michigan in 1978).  Ced also owns #7 (210 vs. Cal Poly-SLO in '77), #8 vs. Montana State (208 in 1978), #12 (201 yards against Cal Poly in 1978) and #14 (199 yards rushing vs. NAU in 1978).  He is durable, holding the school record for rushing attempts in a game (38 vs. San Jose State in 1978) and he also ranks third in that category with 33 against NAU in 1978.  He had 258 carries in 1978 (third for a season) and his 752 career carries is also third all-time.   

Cedric could also be explosive, ranking 11th for yards per carry for a game 10.4 (25-261 vs. Northern Michigan in '78).  His 1980 season average of 6.23 (170-1,060) still ranks fifth and his 1978 season is ninth (5.91 average on 258 carries for 1,526 yards).     Minter is third for a career average of 5.95 (752-4,475), astounding when you consider that he is the only one of the top eight career rushers that shows up in the all-time yards-per-carry leaders.   

Minter scored four touchdowns against Idaho in 1978 and again in 1980 and vs. Cal Poly in 1979, three of nine performances tied for third on the single game list.  Cedric's 37 career touchdowns rank third at Boise State .  He ranks fourth with his 77-yard touchdown against Northern Michigan and is 14th for his 69-yarder against Idaho State in 1979.  He holds school records with 20 games over 100 yards and four games over 200.  

He is tied for ninth with 261 yards of all-purpose offense (vs. Northern Michigan in '78), is ninth in that category for a season (1,637 in 1978) and is second for his career with 5,316 yards.  Minter is sixth for his career with 258 points and is third with 43 career touchdowns.   

Minter made 3rd Team All-America in 1978, Honorable Mention in 1979 and 2nd Team in 1980.  He is one of only a handful of Broncos to make the All-Big Sky team three years (1978, 1979 and 1980).  He played with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League from 1981-1983, scoring the winning touchdown to win the 1983 Grey Cup and then played with the New York Jets in 1984 and 1985.  Minter was selected to the "Dream Team" in 1995, the BroncoCountry All-Time Football Team in 2005 and the Boise State 35 Team, also in 2005.  He is a member of the Boise State Athletic Hall of Fame both as an individual and as a member of the Division I-AA National Championship team of 1980.

 

 

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