LAS VEGAS--Boise State senior safety Darian Thompson has broken the all-time Mountain West Conference for career interceptions previously held by Utah's Eric Weddle and Gabriel Fulbright of New Mexico.
Thompson, who made an acrobatic pick in the fourth quarter in Boise State's game with UNLV, collected his 19th career interception to top Weddle's mark of 18 that he achieved from 2003-2006. Weddle is now the starting safety for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League and is considered as one of the elite safeties in the league, having earned All-Pro one year and second-team All-Pro in 2012 and 2013.
Thompson also moved into sole possession of third place on the Boise State career interceptions list, behind only Steve Forrey, who had 24 from 1968-1970 and Frank Robinson, who grabbed 22 from 1988-1991.
Thompson and the Broncos defeated UNLV 55-27.