Former Bronco Colledge On NFL All-Rookie Team

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:

OFFENSE

WR - Marques Colston, New Orleans; Greg Jennings, Green Bay.
TE - Owen Daniels, Houston.
T - Marcus McNeill,
San Diego; D'Brickashaw Ferguson, New York Jets.
G - Jahri Evans,
New Orleans; Daryn Colledge, Green Bay.
C -
Nick Mangold, New York Jets.
QB - Vince Young,
Tennessee.
RB - Maurice Jones-Drew,
Jacksonville; Reggie Bush, New Orleans.

DEFENSE

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 Whitner, Buffalo.

SPECIAL TEAMS

K - Steve Gostkowski, New England.
P - Ryan Plackemeier, Seattle.
KR - Devin Hester, Chicago.
PR - Devin Hester, Chicago.
ST - Bernard Pollard,
Kansas City.

Offensive rookie of the year - Vince Young, Tennessee.
Defensive rookie of the year - DeMeco Ryans, Houston.

 


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