BroncoCountry Selects Hass

Oregon State's Mike Hass beat out several more known receivers and was chosen the best receiver to ever face Boise State, according to today's BroncoCountry.

In a vote of BroncoCountry posters, Mike Hass of Oregon State was selected as the top wide receiver to ever play Boise State.

Hass, who never recorded a professional catch, beat out several All-Pro receivers, including Roger Carr and Steve Smith, for the honor. Hass joins Super Bowl quarterback Colin Kaepernick and All-Pro running backs Chris Johnson and Adrian Peterson on the Boise State All-Opponent Football Team. BroncoCountry will vote on each position to determine the best opposing players of all-time.

Hass found Boise State's the easiest defense to figure out in his collegiate career, slicing and dicing his way to 293 receiving yards against the Broncos in 2004. No PAC-12 receiver has ever chalked up more yards against any other team in league history.

That performance made such an impression on the majority of BroncoCountry voters that Hass was able to beat out Carr, who not only helped Louisiana Tech win two national titles, but was an All-Pro receiver in helping the Baltimore Colts win three consecutive conference titles in the mid-70's, and Smith, who has played in five Pro Bowls and is one of just 35 players on NFL history to amass over 10,000 receiving yards.

Hass became the first player in PAC-10 history to record three consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons and just the tenth player in NCAA history to do so. Hass won the Fred Biletnikoff Award in 2005 as the nation's top receiver, but he was cut from three NFL teams without ever making a catch in a professional game.

Hass finished his collegiate career with 220 catches for 3,924 yards and 20 TD's.

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