Standout RB Stops in Boise

Boise State's tradition of finding local talent has been documented, discussed, and disected ad nauseum this summer. Old Story.. nothing to get excited about anymore... However, how do you not get excited about a player who graduates with 5 school records; rushed for over 2000 yards; averaged just 6 yards shy of 200 yards a game' and scored 28 TD's in just their Senior Season alone??

BroncoCountry has learned that the 2003 5A Player of the Year Mark Stopczynski (6'0 190lbs) has transferred to Boise State with the intention of joining the Bronco Football Team.

Mark originally was rumored to have agreed to walk on at Boise State, but then took a scholarship to Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon.

Stopczynski led the Centennial Patriots to the state title and the program's first 12-0 record. He rushed for more than 2000 yards on the season, (2332 yards) and scored a school record 28 TD's.  "Stop" carried the ball 337 times for an average of 28 per game, and ran for a school record 337 yards on 47 carries in a 21-7 victory over Mountain View in the State playoffs.  He ended up finishing the season with five school records.  During the championship game, he rushed for 140 yards on 30 carries, a great outing, but still well below his 194 yards per game season average. 

Mark graduated from Centennial in May 2004 and attended Eastern for only 1 quarter.  He will be a Redshirt Freshman in eligibility when he joins the Broncos, (officially), in the fall.


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