Boise State's Austin Pettis and Titus Young will play today in the Senior Bowl.
Bronco record-breaking receivers Austin Pettis and Titus Young, who helped Boise State to a 48-5 record over the last four years, have been wowing scouts and spectators all week in practices for the Senior Bowl. The two are set to take the field for the North in the annual college all-star game.
#2 Wide Receiver
Together with fellow senior Titus Young, Pettis
formed the best receiving duo in Bronco history and one of the best in the
nation. He was the "go-to" guy
needed a first down, and became famous for clutch catches and jump balls
where he would sail high above his defender for a miraculous catch.
Pettis obliterated the Bronco record books with his outstanding four-year
was one of five true freshman to play in 2007.
He finished second on the team with 46 catches (for 465 yards) and second
with six touchdown receptions. Pettis
had nine receptions for 89 yards against
in the Hawai'i Bowl and eight in back-to-back games against
. He recorded his first
100-yard receiving game with 139 yards and three TD's against
Pettis earned second-team All-WAC honors in 2008 with
49 catches for 567 yards and 9 touchdowns.
grabbed nine passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns against
. He was named to the All-WAC
Last season, Pettis was All-WAC with 63 catches (9th
all-time) in 12 games. He broke the
school record with 14 receiving touchdowns and tied another mark with four TD
also broke the record for consecutive games with a TD catch by hauling in
one per game in the first 10 games.
had six catches against Top 10 Oregon and burned Miami of Ohio for 115
yards on four catches. He had 10
receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns vs. UC-Davis and nine catches for
105 yards and a score vs. Louisiana Tech.
Pettis has continued his steady play in 2010.
He has 55 receptions for 753 yards and 8 touchdowns.
broke Don Hutt's (1970-1973) 37 year-old record of 189 career
receptions earlier this year and continues to add to his total.
He is now just 111 yards shy of passing Ryan Ikebe for career receiving
In his career, Pettis has 213 receptions for 2,640
yards and 37 touchdowns.
is a Communication Major at
#1 Wide Receiver Titus Young
What growth. Lest any
potential recruit wonder about what Coach Chris Petersen and the Bronco coaching
staff can do to help a young man, they need only look at the quality man that
Titus Young has become. He has
matured by leaps and bounds, both personally and talent-wise.
This speed merchant will go down as one of the greatest receivers ever to
play for the Broncos. He had raw
talent and speed when he came to Boise; he leaves as a complete receiver who
runs great routes, shows incredible hustle (no one will ever forget his fumble
recovery in the end zone against Fresno State after he trailed the play all the
way downfield), has amazing hands and makes acrobatic catches.
In 2007, Young caught a pass in
all 13 games. He finished third on
the team with 44 receptions for 639 yards and five touchdowns.
He also rushed for 66 yards and two touchdowns.
Young had two rushing touchdowns and one receiving vs.
and was on the receiving end of
seven passes against
He also had six catches against
In 2008, Young played in three
games, getting 10 receptions for 168 yards and a TD and rushing five times for
52 yard and two touchdowns.
Titus earned All-WAC both as wide
receiver and kick return specialist last season.
He became the first player in school history to bring two kickoffs back
for touchdowns in a season and in a career.
He returned the opening kickoff 95 yards against
and "officially" returned one
100 yards against
, even though we all know it was
more like 108. Young had 79
receptions (2nd in school history) for 1,041 yards (#6 all-time) and
10 touchdowns (7th all-time), becoming just the eighth Bronco to
surpass the 1,000-yard mark. Titus
was second in the WAC with 143.7 all-purpose yards per game, second in kickoff
returns (26.9), third in receiving yards (74.4 per game) and seventh in
scoring). Young also rushed 15 times
for 151 yards and three touchdowns. Young's
2,012 all-purpose yards was second only to Brock Forsey's 2,127 in 2002.
He helped to stretch TCU's secondary with eight catches for 72 yards
despite the Horned Frog defense converging on him due to the injury of Austin Pettis. Young had two touchdowns
(one on the fumble recovery, one receiving) and had 174 all-purpose yards
He scored two touchdowns at
and caught six passes for 83 yards
and a TD vs. UC-Davis. TY had eight
receptions for 115 yards and three TD's against
and eight catches for 110 yards and
a score vs. Louisiana Tech. He also
went over the 100-yard mark against
with 61 receptions this season (#13
all-time) for 1,117 yards (third in the record books) and nine touchdowns (9th
all-time). Young shattered Ryan
Ikebe's (1993-1996) record of 2,751 career receiving yards earlier this season
and could become
's first 3,000-yard man tomorrow
afternoon! TY passed Don Hutt
and is second all-time to teammate
Austin Pettis for career receptions. Titus
has 1,684 yards of all-purpose offense this year already (8th
all-time). He has nine carries for
45 yards and a touchdown and 20 kickoff returns for 512 yards.
He had six receptions for 80 yards in the season opening win over
Virginia Tech, five catches for 136 yards and a TD against Oregon State, seven
receptions for 105 yards and a score against San Jose State, six catches for 129
yards and a TD against Nevada and four catches for 94 yards and a touchdown
In Young's spectacular career, he has 194
receptions for 2,965 yards and 25 TD's (4th all-time), 42 rushes
for 314 yards and eight touchdowns, and 51 kickoff returns for 1,345 yards (26.4
avg.) and two scores. Young has
4,624 yards of all-purpose yards and counting, good for sixth in
history. Titus majors in
Best of luck to Austin and Titus today!