Lee Understands His Role on the 2015 Broncos

A puzzle without all the pieces has glaring holes, and one of the key pieces in the 2015 Boise State football team is special teams star Darren Lee.

After winning Northern Athletic League Defensive Most Valuable Player at Lassen High School in Susanville, California, Darren Lee signed a letter of intent in 2010 to play football at Boise State.  After a two-year church mission, Lee joined the team and immediately made an impact.

Lee, a reserve linebacker and special teams player, has registered 29 tackles in two years.  While he's battling for more playing time at linebacker, Darren relishes his role as a special teams star.  The Bronco coaches have noticed his play--Lee has led the team out of the locker room with the Hammer twice, in 2014 prior to the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl against Oregon State and before the regular season clash with Fresno State last season.

Playing in a Bronco unit loaded with talent, Lee, a two-time Mountain West Scholar-Athlete, comprehends his role.  "I understand that [Boise State linebackers] Tanner Vallejo and Joe Martarano are amazing.  I get that," Lee said.  "I fit where the team needs me, and right now, it's at special teams, and I'm more than happy to do that," he added.

Lee and his teammates on special teams could play a key role in the outcome of Boise State's season opener with the University of Washington on September 4. 

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