Boise State Places Five On All-WAC Team

Respect doesn't come easy for the Broncos from the WAC. So when five Boise State players are recognized as All-WAC selections, it's big news.

Boise State placed just five players on the All-Western Athletic Conference football team announced today by the league office.  League champion Hawai'i posted a whopping 11 selections on the team.  Defensive End Nick Schlekeway, safety Marty Tadman, running back Ian Johnson, tackle Ryan Clady and wide receiver Jeremy Childs were the five chosen by the league's head coaches.  Despite Boise State's Fiesta Bowl win last season, Hawai'i led the league in All-WAC selections that year as well with nine to only seven for Boise State.

 

Guard Tad Miller, quarterback Taylor Tharp, defensive back Kyle Wilson and freshman place kicker Kyle Brotzman were named to the league's second team.  Despite being a four-year starter on one of the nation's top offensive lines, Miller was never chosen to the first team by the WAC coaches.  Noticeably missing from the list are center Jeff Cavender, guard Andrew Woodruff and cornerback Orlando Scandrick. 

 

Clady and Johnson repeated on the first team, while Tadman finally was recognized on the first team after being relegated to the second team each of the last two seasons.

 

With one game to go, Childs, a sophomore, has already set a single season record with 82 receptions.  He is the fifth receiver in school history to go over 1,000 yards in a receiving (1,045) and has nine touchdown catches this year.

 

Clady, who could set the school record for consecutive starts next season, helped anchor the offensive line once again.  Ryan was recently named to the American Football Coaches Association All-America team.

 

Johnson gained over 1,000 yards on the ground once again for the Broncos in just 10 games, missing two because of injury.  IJ has rushed for 1,030 yards and 16 touchdowns so far and has caught 25 passes for 312 yards and a TD.  Johnson led the WAC in scoring for the second straight year with a 10.20 points-per-game average.

 

Schlekeway has 28 tackles to his credit including 3.5 behind the line with two sacks.

 

Tadman has 83 tackles, including a team-high 50.  He also leads the Broncos with 10 pass breakups, has two interceptions and has 2.5 tackles for loss.


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