It's another first for the Boise State football program. Former Bronco great offensive tackle Daryn Colledge has been named to the NFL All-Rookie team. Colledge started 15 games this season for the Green Bay Packers. Huge kudos to DC!
Former Bronco great Daryn Colledge has been selected to the National Football League All-Rookie team in
voting by Pro Football Weekly and the Pro Football Writers of America. Colledge was inserted into the starting
lineup for the Green Bay Packers in the second game of the season and helped
the Packers build mid-season momentum to challenge for a playoff spot. He joins teammates Greg Jennings and A.J. Hawk on the All-Rookie squad.
Colledge, a four-year starter for Boise State, tied the all-time NCAA record for consecutive starts with 52. He
also tied the record for most wins in a four-year career (45) among college
football players who had started every game for their respective schools. Daryn
was All-WAC in 2004 and 2005 and second-team all league in 2003. Colledge ran a
4.93 in the 40-yard dash and has set numerous school records in the weight
room, most recently 438 pounds in the power clean, 464 in the hang clean and
665 pounds in the back squat.
Last year, Bronco fans voted
"DC" as the top offensive tackle on the All-Time Boise State football
team that also included another Bronco great at tackle, Matt Hill of the National Football League's Carolina Panthers.
Colledge was the first Bronco ever named
to the Outland Award Watch List. He was also on the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch
List and was named preseason second-team All-American by Athlon Sports.
ESPN.com ranked him as the 34th top college football player in the nation, the
third-ranked offensive tackle and the fourth top offensive lineman.
Colledge not only helped the Boise State win the Western Athletic Conference each of his four seasons, but
helped the Broncos become known as an offensive powerhouse. Boise State was second in the nation in scoring in 2004 (48.9 points per game)
and set a school record with 49 rushing touchdowns. In each of the previous two
seasons, the Broncos led the nation in scoring. In 2002, Colledge was named to
The Sporting News Freshman All-America Third team. Boise State compiled a 45-7 during Colledge's starts on the offensive line for
the Broncos and finished in the top 15 in the nation in 2002, 2003 and 2004.
Boise State's 47-5 record over Colledge's four years was topped by just two
schools in Division I-A--the USC
Trojans (48-4) and the Texas Longhorns (45-6).
In Colledge's career, the Broncos won the
Humanitarian Bowl over Iowa State and the Fort Worth Bowl over homestanding TCU and
played in the 2004 Liberty Bowl against #7 Louisville and the 2005 MPC Bowl against #17 Boston College.
The NFL all-rookie team as
selected by Pro Football Weekly and the Pro Football Writers of America:
WR - Marques Colston, New Orleans; Greg Jennings, Green
TE - Owen Daniels, Houston.
T - Marcus McNeill, San Diego; D'Brickashaw
Ferguson, New York Jets.
G - Jahri Evans, New Orleans; Daryn Colledge, Green
C - Nick Mangold, New York Jets.
QB - Vince Young, Tennessee.
RB - Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville; Reggie Bush, New Orleans.
DL - Mark Anderson, Chicago; Tamba
Hali, Kansas City; Haloti
Ngata, Baltimore; Barry Cofield,
New York Giants.
LB - DeMeco Ryans, Houston; A.J. Hawk, Green
Bay; Ernie Sims, Detroit.
CB - Richard Marshall, Carolina; Tye
Hill, St. Louis.
S - Dawan Landry, Baltimore; Donte
K - Steve Gostkowski, New England.
P - Ryan Plackemeier,
KR - Devin Hester, Chicago.
PR - Devin
ST - Bernard Pollard, Kansas City.
rookie of the year - Vince Young, Tennessee.
Defensive rookie of
the year - DeMeco Ryans,