Legedu Naanee Goes To The Chargers!

Legedu Naanee became the second Bronco to be selected in this year's NFL Draft, when he was notified by the San Diego Chargers that he was their man. Naanee was drafted in the fifth round and joins Gerald Alexander as a new NFL player.

The journey is now complete for multi-talented Legedu Naanee.  Naanee (6-2, 228) was drafted today by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round of the National Football League Draft.  Naanee joins teammate Gerald Alexander, who was drafted yesterday in the second round by the Detroit Lions.

 

Recruited by Boise State as a quarterback, Naanee's amazing physical ability allowed him the possibility of playing any one of several positions on the field.  Midway through his sophomore season, Naanee began seeing action at tight end and wide receiver.  Legedu was honored as Scout Team Player of the Year his first two seasons at Boise State.  Naanee set quarterback weight room records in the back squat (520 pounds), hang clean (356), power clean (327) and bench press (305) and set another mark for his 36-inch vertical leap. 

 

Naanee made the transition towards the receiving end of the football easily, being named to the All-Western Athletic Conference first team as a senior.  Naanee led the versatile Bronco attack with 34 catches and six touchdowns and finished second with 522 receiving yards.  He averaged 15.4 yards per catch and also rushed seven times for 90 yards.   

 

As a junior, Naanee tied for second with 34 catches for 483 yards and a team-leading six touchdown catches.

 

Way to go Legedu—we're proud of you!

 


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