Versatile Shane Williams-Rhodes Loves Being A Part of the Boise State Bronco Offense

SWR has found many ways to contribute during his Bronco career.

BOISE, Idaho-- Shane Williams-Rhodes has proven himself to be one of the most versatile weapons in school history.

SWR, as he is affectionately known as, has caught 220 passes for 1,820 yards and 14 touchdowns, he's run the ball 56 times for 417 yards (7.4 average) and 4 scores, he's brought back 41 punts for 455 yards (11.1 avg.) returned 19 kickoffs for 454 yards (23.9 avg.), he even threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Sperbeck against Colorado State earlier this season.

The Bronco coaches indeed have found many ways to utilize Shane's skills.  He is the school record holder for rushing yards by a receiver, and it isn't close.  Williams-Rhodes is 3rd all-time in career receptions with 215, 20th in career receiving yards and tied for 21st in career receiving touchdowns.

"I come in here on Tuesday and I never know what to expect what they're going to have me doing each week, Shane said.  "They kind of keep me on my toes."

Williams-Rhodes and the Bronco offense will face a New Mexico team that held Utah State to 13 points last week.  Shane said the biggest difference between last year's Lobo defense and this year's, is that they are playing together as a unit.  "I feel as they're playing as a whole, and they're stopping the run," he said.

Williams-Rhodes is not only enjoying his senior season and all that that entails; he's enjoying the progress of the young Bronco receivers.  Of Sean Modster, who caught his first pass as a Bronco two weeks ago in the UNLV game, Shane said, "I'm sure he'll never forget it--his first catch was for a reviewable first down."

Shane has a minimum of four games remaining before he hangs up his cleats for the final time in the Gene Bleymaier Football Facility.  As usual, he will be one of the main attractions in the Boise State offense tonight against New Mexico.  Kickoff will be at 8:15 PM Mountain Time in Albertsons Stadium.

Career Receptions

1.   Matt Miller (234) 2011-2014

2.    Austin Pettis (228) 2007-2010

3.   Shane Williams-Rhodes (215) 2012-current

Career Receving Yards

1.    Titus Young (3,063) 2007-2010

2.    Matt Miller (3,049) 2011-2014

3.    Austin Pettis (2,838) 2007-2010

4.    Ryan Ikebe (2,751) 1993-1996

5.    Don Hutt (2,728) 1970-1973

6.    Lou Fanucchi (2,554) 1999-2002

7.    Terry Hutt (2,354) 1973-1974/1976-1977

7.     Mike Holton (2,354) 1972/1974-1976

9.    Mike Wilson (2,300) 1990-1993

10.  Jay Swillie (2,161) 1999-2002

11.  Eric Andrade (2,097) 1983-1984/1986-1987

12.  Jeb Putzier (2,050) 1998-2001

13.  Tyler Shoemaker (2,031) 2008-2011

14.  Al Marshall (2,007) 1969-1972

15.  Jeremy Childs (1,999) 2006-2008

16.  Kim Metcalf (1,990) 1980-1984

17.  Winky White (1,977) 1987-1990

18.  Kipp Bedard (1,971) 1979-1981

19.  Drisan James (1,810) 2003-2006

20.  Shane Williams-Rhodes (1,720) 2012-current

Career

1.    Austin Pettis (39) 2007-2010

2.    Don Hutt (30) 1970-1973

3.    Matt Miller (29) 2011-2014

4.    Ryan Ikebe (27) 1993-1996

5.    Tyler Shoemaker (25) 2008-2011

5.    Titus Young (25) 2007-2010

7.    John Smith (24) 1972-1975

8.    Mike Holton (21) 1972/1974-1976

9.    Rodney Smith (20) 1997-1998

10.  Jay Swillie (19) 1999-2002

10.  Jeb Putzier (19) 1998-2001

10.  Eric Andrade (19) 1983-1984/1986-1987

13.  Brock Forsey (18) 1999-2002

13.  Jay Swillie (18) 1999-2002

15. Jeremy Childs (17) 2006-2008

15.  Lou Fanucchi (17) 1999-2002

15.  Jeb Putzier (17) 1998-2001

18.  T.J. Acree (15) 2001-2004

18.  Lou Fanucchi (15) 1999-2002

18.  Al Marshall (15) 1969-1972

21.  Terry Hutt (14) 1973-1974/1976-1977

21.  Shane Williams-Rhodes (14) 2012-current


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