The first 20 slots are filled in BroncoCountry's 2009 summer project of deciding the Boise State football All-Time Numbers Team. For each jersey number on the roster, one player is selected through a series of votes and discussions. Here are numbers 1-20!
has begun the search for the All-Time Numbers Team at
. For each jersey number for
the football team, BroncoCountry will select one Bronco to the team through a
series of votes and discussions. In the event that the initial vote does
not produce a winner with 50 percent support, a runoff vote will decide which
player is honored with selection to the All-Time Team.
are the first 20 to make the All-Time Numbers Team!
#1--Chris Carr (2001-2004)
is the school record holder with a 19.8 career average fielding punt returns
(29-573). He is second all-time with a 19.6 punt return average (22-432)
in 2004. Chris ranks third all-time with 137 punt return yards against
in 2004. He is also
fifth in that category with 122 vs.
that same year. He
has the fifth-longest, a 78-yarder against
in 2004. Carr ranks
second with a 25.9 career kickoff return average (40-1,037 yards). He is
fourth with 27 kickoff returns in 2003.
holds the postseason record with five kickoff returns in a game vs.
in the 2004 Liberty Bowl
and he is #1 with eight career returns. He is third with 114 yards of
kickoff returns vs.
. He is third with an
11.7 career punt return average. He played with the Oakland Raiders as one
of the top returners in the National Football League from 2005-2007 and is
currently with the Tennessee Titans—(46.8% of the vote)
Rabb came to
as a junior college
transfer, but in two years had 75 catches for 1,158 yards and nine touchdowns.
In 2006, Rabb led the Broncos with 37 catches for 586 yards and four
touchdowns. He also had one rush for nine yards. Rabb also was the
#1 receiver in 2005 with 38 catches for 572 yards and five scores. After
, Rabb got some looks from
NFL teams and is currently a star with the Boise Burn of the Arena Football
Jay Swillie was a star receiver from 1997-2000. He accumulated 140 career
catches for 2,161 yards (seventh all-time) and 19 touchdowns (6th in
school history). Jay was fourth in both receiving (34 catches for 589
yards and six touchdowns) and rushing (seven carries for 103 yards) in 2002.
He led the team with 48 catches in 2001 for 673 yards and eight scores.
Jay was second in 2000 with 33 grabs for 552 yards and four touchdowns. He
played extensively as a freshman, hauling in 25 passes for 347 yards and one TD.
White (1987-1990) is 14th in his career with 116 catches. He
ranks 12th with 11 catches in a game against
in 1990. He set the
all-time school record with 264 yards in no less than the Division I-AA
national semifinal game against
. He ranks 12th
in the record books with 1,977 career receiving yards. He is tied with Tim Gilligan and Kipp Bedard for the school record with two games over 200 receiving
yards. White is 10th with a 17.04 career yards-per-catch
average (116-1,977). He is tied for 14th for the best average
per catch in a game, averaging 25.2(6-151) for a game against
in 1990. Winky is
tied for fourth for the longest reception, an 87-yarder from Mike Virden
is third with 19 career postseason receptions and White's 11 catches vs.
is tied for third in the
postseason. Those 264 yards he gained against
also put him second
all-time in all-purpose yards for a game. He is third with 376 career
receiving yards and holds the postseason mark with the 264 against
. White is also third
with a 26.0 average (11-264) vs.
. He is tied for the
record with two touchdowns against the Wolf Pack and he is third with three
career receiving touchdowns.
Kyle Wilson is the current safety for
. With one year to
has 117 tackles, two for
loss, one sack, 23 pass breakups, eight interceptions, one forced fumble, one
fumble recovery and one blocked kick. He led the Broncos with five
interceptions, 10 pass breakups and 15 passes defended (18th in the
nation) last season.
was credited with 35
tackles, 26 solo. He also returned 33 punts for 470 yards and tied for
the national lead with three punt returns for touchdowns.
's 14.2 average ranks
fourth in school history. His 90 yard return against
is #4 all-time for the
longest punt return and his 79-yarder against
is tied for fifth.
In 2007, Kyle started all 13 games at cornerback and finished with 41 tackles,
eight pass breakups, two interceptions, two tackles for loss, one sack and a
was an Honorable Mention
Freshman All-America on The Sporting News team in 2006. He started the
last five games at cornerback and finished 10th on the team with 41
tackles, .5 of them for loss.
also had five pass
breakups, one forced fumble, one recovery and an interception. Kyle was
named to the All-WAC team at cornerback and made the second-team as a punt
earns the honor of being the all-time #1 from 1933-1995.
#2--Gerald Alexander (2003-2006)
Gerald Alexander started at cornerback in 2004 and 2005 and
at safety in 2006. For his career, he had 103 tackles, three for loss, six
interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 24 pass breakups.
He led the WAC in 2004 with five interceptions. Also in 2004, he
blocked a potential game-winning field goal by
in the final seconds of
Alexander was drafted in the second round of the 2007 NFL
Draft by the Detroit Lions. He played with the Lions for two seasons and
now is with
Mike Black is the all-time field goal leader with 51 from 1988-1991. Black
is tied for third all-time with 122 extra points. He is #1 for
post-season field goals with five, #2 for post-season PAT's with 11 and the
single-season #1 with seven PAT's against
in 1990. Black was
an All-Big Sky and third-team All-American in I-AA (1991).—6.4%)
Greg Erickson is fourth all-time with 37 field goals from 1992-1995 and third
in postseason scoring with 25 points. He is tied for #2 with Black for
post-season PAT's (11). Erickson is tied for 5th with 98 career extra
points. He is third for the longest field goal in post-season with a
45-yarder vs. Appalachian State in the Division I-AA quarterfinals of
Erickson is the All-Time #2 for non-Division I players.
#3—Frank Robinson (1988-1991)
Robinson is a member of the BroncoCountry All-Time Football Team at cornerback.
He is second in the history of
with 22 career
interceptions from 1988-1991, is 4th single-season with 8 in 1991 and tied for
9th with 6 in 1990. He is 2nd all-time with three interceptions in a game
in the I-AA national
playoffs). His interception return yardage of 209 is 4th. When
the Bronco basketball team was decimated by injuries in 1991, Robinson
volunteered to play basketball for
. Robinson was an
All-Big Sky selection in both 1990 and 1991. He was a 1st-team I-AA
All-American on both the AP and Kodak teams in 1991. He was drafted in the
5th round of the NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos and was elected to the Boise State Hall of Fame in 1999. Robinson played two seasons in the
NFL.—(40.9%, 69.4% in final)
Harts (1997-2000) began his career first as a receiver then moved to running back and finally found his place at safety. He is
10th in tackles for a loss in a season (2000) with 14. His spectacular
80-yard interception return against
's NFL quarterback Chris Redman gave the Broncos a 21-17 lead and helped them win the 1999 Humanitarian
Bowl. It is one of the all-time Top 100 Plays in Bronco Football History.
He was drafted in the 7th round of the NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs in
2001 and played with them for five seasons.—(24.3%)
David Mikell owns the 4th-highest rushing game of all-time with 235 against
in 2003. He is 6th
all-time with 2,268 career rushing yards and 8th single-season with 1,142 yards
in 2003. Mikell is 4th all-time with 32 career rushing touchdowns and
tied for 5th with 13 touchdowns in 2003. He has the third longest run
from scrimmage in
history with a 78-yarder
in 2003 and is 9th with a 75-yarder against TCU in the 2003
Fort Worth Bowl. He is third all-time with 5,032 career all-purpose
yards. Mikell is also 6th with 500 career rushing attempts.
Mikell is 2nd in history with 71 kickoff returns and 5th all-time with 25
kickoff returns in a season (25). Mikell owns two of the three longest
kickoff returns in Bronco history with 98-yarders against
in 2000 and
in 2001. He holds
the single season kickoff return record (28.7) in 2000 and is 2nd (28.4) for
his 2001 season.—(35.8%, 30.6% in final)
#4--Legedu Naanee (2003, 2005-2006)
Naanee was named All-WAC in 2006 with 34 receptions for 522 yards and six TD's.
He rushed seven times for 90 yards. He caught 34 balls in 2005 for 483
yards and six touchdowns. After converting from quarterback in '04, he
caught four passes for 45 yards. Naanee was drafted in the 5th round of
the 2007 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers and still plays there.—(70.9%)
Francis (1984-1985) ranks seventh all-time in
rushing despite only
playing two years. His 1,147 yards in 1985 is seventh single-season while
his 1,025 yards in 1984 is 14th. In those two years, Francis accumulated
12 100-yard games. That pace would put him 4th all-time if he had started
three years. His 13 touchdowns in 1984 are tied for 12th all-time in the
Bronco record books. Francis was named 1st team All-Big Sky in both 1984
and 1985. He was drafted in the 7th round of the NFL Draft by the New York Giants and played one year with the Los Angeles Rams.—(29.1%)
is the all-time #4 for non-Division I players.
ranks fourth with 9,119 yards of total offense in his career. He is fourth
with 3,253 yards in 2004 and ninth with 2,854 yards in 2005. He totaled
388 yards vs. UTEP in 2004 to rank 15th for single-game performance.
Zabransky comes in fourth with 8,256 career passing yards. He is fifth for
passing yards in a season (2,927 in 2004), ninth with 2,587 in 2006 and 10th
with 2,562 in '05. Jared is ninth in single-game passing with 392
yards in that UTEP game. "Z" is fourth with 610 career completions.
He is fourth with 206 completions in 2004; he is sixth with 202 in '05 and
ninth with 191 in 2006. Zabransky's 980 career attempts ranks fourth
while his 342 attempts in 2005 ranks seventh all-time for a single season.
He set the school record for passing percentage in a game, when he connected on
21-of-23 passes (91.3%) against
State his senior year.
He ranks second for a season with 66.3% (191-288) in 2006 and he is sixth for
his 2004 season (206-327, 63%). Zabransky is fourth in his career with a
fine 62.2% mark (610-980).
ranks fourth with 58 career touchdown passes and seventh all-time with 23 TD
passes in 2006. He is fifth in passing efficiency both for his career
(144.99) and for his 2006 season with a rating of 162.57. Zabransky is
fourth with 21 games over 200 yards passing and he is fifth with four games over
300 yards. He sports the top rushing performance by a quarterback and #2
(12.3 average (10-123
in 2004). He is
sixth all-time with 13 touchdowns in 2004 and sixth for his career with 31
touchdowns. He scored three touchdowns in that
game to rank third
is third with 53 career postseason completions, third with 743 yards of total
offense, third with 93 attempts, third with 740 yards passing and he is third in
career completion percentage (53-93 for 57%).
was one of a record seven Broncos to be invited to postseason collegiate
all-star games, taking part in the 2006 Hula Bowl. He is currently a
backup quarterback with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. .
#6--Julius Brown (2000-2003)*
had 146 career tackles with six interceptions and 46 pass deflections.
Julius was sixth on the team in tackles his senior season with 55 with three
interceptions and a team-leading 19 pass deflections. He was eighth on the
team in tackles in 2002 with 41, and had 1.5 sacks, a team-leading 15 pass
deflections, one fumble recovery and two interceptions returned for 63 yards.
He started in 2001 and finished with 42 tackles, ninth on the team. Brown
was second with 12 pass break-ups and had an interception. Brown played in
nine games as a freshman, tying for the team lead with two interceptions,
breaking up four other passes and making eight tackles.
#7--Ryan Dinwiddie (2001-2003)*
quarterbacked the Broncos from 2001-2003 and holds numerous school records. Ryan
set not only the standard for the Broncos but for the entire history of college
football with his 168.79 career efficiency rating. Dinwiddie's 188.18
rating in 2002 is first all-time for a season at
, his 164.19 mark in 2001
is third and his 163.72 in 2003 puts him fourth. He is the career passing
leader (9.819 yards) by over 700 yards. He is #1 in total offense in a
season (4,399 in 2003), tops with 4,356 passing yards in 2003; Dinwiddie is also
#5 in total offense for his 2001 season (3,140). He is also #4 with 3,043
passing yards in 2001. He ranks 1-2 in passing yards for a game--532 vs.
Louisiana Tech and 509 against
, both in 2003.
passed a record 60 times against Louisiana Tech in 2003 (completing a record 40
of them) and a record 443 attempts in the 2003 season. Ryan rifled 82
scoring strikes in his career, another school mark. He is the school
record holder for the lowest career interception rate (2.1%), throwing just 21
interceptions in 992 career attempts. He threw for over 300 yards in a game a
record 14 times, over 400 yards a record four times and topped the 500-yard mark
twice yet another record. Dinwiddie had two games in 2003 in which
he surpassed the 500-yard mark in total offense (542 against Louisiana Tech and
). He is the only
Bronco in history to do that.
owning #1 and #2, he is ninth with 408 yards of total offense against
in 2001, 13th
for his 386 yards against
in 2001 and tied for 15th
with 388 yards against Louisiana Tech in 2002. Ryan is third with 992
career passing attempts. Dinwiddie had 276 completions in 2003
which is second for a season behind only Taylor Tharp. Ryan is also
seventh with 201 completions in 2001. His 622 career completions ranks
third all-time. In addition to setting the school record for passing
yards in a game, he is also fourth with 406 yards against
in 2002, fifth with 405
in '01 and eighth with 399 vs. Louisiana Tech in 2002.
He completed 30 passes against Louisiana Tech in 2001, which is tied for
fourth, and he is tied for himself for ninth with 27 completions against
in 2003 and 27 vs.
in '01. He is
third all-time with a 62.7% career completion rate (662-992). Dinwiddie
is fourth for his 2002 season in passing accuracy (134-205, or 65.4%).
Ryan also ranks seventh for his 2001 season (201-322, 62.4%) and eighth
(276-446--61.9 %( in 2003. He is third in accuracy for a single game, as
he hit 19 of 22 passes (86.4%) against
in 2001. Dinwiddie
is also fifth with 82.6% (19-12 against Rice in 2002), eighth for an 18-23
(78.3%) in 2002, 13th
for another 16-21 effort vs.
in 2001 (76.2%) and tied
for 15th for his 2003 performance against
(27-36 or 75%).
"RD" is second for the lowest interception rate for a season,
throwing just four in 205 attempts in 2002 (1.46%) and the following year, he
threw just seven in 446 attempts (1.56%) to rank third.
ranks third for touchdown passes in a season (31 in 2003); he is also fifth with
29 in 2001 and 10th with 20 in 2002 despite being injured nearly half
the year. He threw five touchdown passes in a game twice to tie for
second in that category—against
in 2002 and
in 2003. Dinwiddie
passed for over 200-yards 24 times to rank third.
was voted to the All-WAC team in both 2002 and 2003, and named as the league's
Offensive Most Valuable Player in 2003. He was selected to quarterback the
West in the East-West Shrine game of 2003. He played for
of the Canadian Football
League and nearly led the Blue Bombers to the 2007 Grey Cup title before
falling short 23-19. He was voted to the 2005 BroncoCountry All-Time
Football Team and the Boise State Dream Team later that year.
Orlando Scandrick started 12 of 13 games as a freshman.
He had 50 tackles, 41 solo in 2006 (7th on team) with three for loss, one sack,
one forced fumble, 11 breakups and one interception that he returned 50 yards
for a touchdown. He also returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown and
an extra point for a two-point conversion against
. He was named 2nd
team Freshman All-America by Scout.com. In 2006, he was 4th on the team
with 52 tackles, 6.5 for loss with 2 sacks. He had six pass breakups, 2
forced fumbles and one interception. For the second year in a row, he
returned a blocked extra point for conversion against
. In 2007, he was 6th
on the team in tackles with 50, 3 for loss with .5 sacks. He had 7 pass
breakups, two forced fumbles and 2 interceptions. He also returned four
kickoffs for 78 yards and one punt for 54 yards. He did not make the
All-WAC team in any of his three years at
. He was drafted in
the 2008 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys (5th round).—(53.2%)
Chris Jackson (1986-1987)was one of the most efficient running backs in
school history. He ranks 2nd in school history by averaging a mind-blowing
5.97 yards per carry for his career (302-1,805). His 1987 total of
1,273 rushing yards is 5th all-time. That year he averaged 11.2 yards per
carry (16-179) against
which is also 5th all-time
and he averaged 9.8 yards per carry (16-157) in a 31-27 loss to
. For his 1987
averaged an incredible 6.3
yards per carry (202-1,273) which is 4th in Bronco history. In 1987,
was an All-Big Sky and was
2nd team All-American by the Sports Network. –(18%)
Brian Smith played from 1992-1995 at
at linebacker. He is
6th all-time with 333 tackles.—(14.4%)
Billy Wingfield played in 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2002. He had 62
catches in 2002 (9th all-time) for 1,088 yards (2nd in the history of
). He is tied for 2nd
all-time with 3 touchdown catches against Rice in '02. He finished his
career with 1,710 yards--(14.4%)
Jackson is the all-time #8 from 1933-1995.
#9--Quintin Mikell (1999-2002)
Mikell, safety, is #2 in
history with 401 career
tackles and one of just three secondary members in the top 15. He is
ranked 11th all-time in career tackles for loss with 30, and he is the only
member of a Bronco secondary and one of just five non-linemen to rank in the top
15. He is also 9th in the record books for punt returns in a season with
33 in 2000. He was
's first Division I-A
All-American, named to the 3rd Team of The Sporting News as a safety in 2002.
He is one of six Broncos since 1996 to be named Conference Player of the Year as
we was tabbed WAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2002 and he was All-WAC in
both 2001 and 2002. He was selected to play in the East-West Shrine
Game of 2002. Mikell signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles
of the NFL in 2003. Mikell has played 92 games in 6 seasons and currently
starts for the Eagles. This past year, Mikell (along with tackle Ryan Clady) became the first Broncos to be named All-Pro as both were selected to the
second team. Mikell had 62 tackles, 37 solo, with 2 sacks, 3 interceptions
(for 53 yards), 9 pass deflections and 2 forced fumbles.—(91.3%)
Childs broke a 15-year Bronco record when he shattered Mike Wilson's season
receptions mark of 76 with 82 in 2007 and he is also 3rd all-time with 72 from
his 2008 season. Childs ranks fifth for receiving yards in a season (1,045
in 2007) and ninth for single-game receptions with 12 against
in 2007. He is tied
for 4th for single-game touchdown catches with 3 against
in 2007 and is 7th for his
2007 season with 9 TD's that year. Jeremy finished his career prior to
its completion with 168 receptions (2nd all-time) and just 21 catches shy of
the 26-year old record set by Don Hutt. He had 2,099 career receiving
yards (8th all-time), just 652 yards shy of Ryan Ikebe's 13-year old mark
in that category. His 16 career receiving touchdowns ranked
11th in Bronco history. Childs was All-WAC in both 2007 and 2008.
Foregoing his senior year, Childs opted for a try at the NFL. He was not
drafted but signed with the San Diego Chargers. Unfortunately, he was cut
from the Chargers Thursday.—(7.9%)
Kerry Lawyer (1991-1993) is 3rd all-time for season kickoff
return average with 28.0 in 1991. Kerry is 5th for his career (23.9--53
for 1,269). Lawyer is also 12th for kickoff returns in a season with
21 in 1992. He is 3rd all-time in career punt return average with a 12.9
(61 for 768) and is also 3rd for season punt returns (1992) for his 18.1 average
(18-325). He ranks 10th for the longest punt return, 70 yards which
he returned for a touchdown against NAU in 1991.—(.78%)
Lawyer is the all-time #9 for non-Division I players.
#10—Paul Han (1956 and 1958)
Han was a star halfback on the great JC teams of the late-50's. While
stats are not fully available, he led the Broncos with 12 touchdowns in
1956 as they were 8-0-1 and #2 in the nation. In 1957, Han and the
Broncos went undefeated until a Potato Bowl loss to
. In 1958, the team went 10-0 and captured the
Broncos' first national championship with a 22-0 win over
as Han scored two touchdowns. Han is part of
the Bronco Hall of Fame as a member of the national championship 1958
squad.—(32.4% and 63.6% in final)
Camerud (1979-1981) ranks fifth all-time with 98 career extra points.
Kenrick is 12th in school history with 188 career points (he
ranked #4 until 1988). Camerud is tied for third with three career field
goals in the postseason. He is tied for third with four field goals in a
game (vs. Weber State in '81), a feat he duplicated against Northwestern State
and he is eighth with eight extra points vs. Cal Poly-SLO in 1979.—(4.8%)
Choates (1983-1986) was 71-140 with just 4 interceptions and 1,108 yards in 1983
and 9 TD's and had 105 carries for 309 yards and 6 touchdowns in his freshman
season. In 1984, he was 132-253 for 1,804 yards and 16 TD's with 105
carries for 268 yards and 2 TD's in 1984. Hazsen is 13th for
single game completion percentage (76.5%--13-17) in his 1984 game against Cal
Poly-SLO and 15th (75.0%--12-16) against
in 1985. For his career, Choates ranks sixth
all-time with 4,524 passing yards and sixth in Bronco history for 5,225 yards of
total offense. He was one of the top rushing QB's ever for
(behind only Tony Hilde's 1,031, Bart Hendricks'
1,019 and Jared Zabransky's 853) with 701 rushing yards. He is also
eighth with 316 career completions and eighth with 613 career passes.
Hazsen ranks sixth in the record books with 36 career touchdown passes and ninth
with nine games over 200 yards passing.—(28.6%)
Tharp (2004-07) did not get the starting nod until his senior year but when the
Bronco coaches finally did, he made the most of it. Prior to his senior
year, Tharp was 32-50 for 359 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
In 2007, he completed 289 of 423 passes for 3,340 yards with 30 touchdowns and
just 11 interceptions.
holds all-time records with 289 completions in a
season, the highest season completion percentage in
history (68.3%) and the highest career completion
percentage (67.9%), hitting 321 of 473 passes. His accuracy was
phenomenal—Tharp ranks second all-time in a game (89.7%--26-29) vs.
in 2007 and sixth with 80% (28-35) vs.
that year. He ranks eighth in passing
efficiency for a season with 152.85 and fourth in the history of
with 145.62. He is seventh for career
completions with 321.
ranks third all-time with 3,340 passing yards in a season, third with 3,408
yards of total offense in 2007 and despite just the one year of starting, he is
ninth all-time with 3,699 career passing yards. He is tied for third with
30 completions against
and seventh for most passes in that same game (47).
For his career,
is second in passing attempts in a season (423).
Tharp is tied for second with five TD passes in a game (vs. Louisiana Tech in
2007) and fourth all-time with his 30 scoring strikes in 2007. Again with
only basically one year of playing, Tharp still ranks ninth all-time with 32
career touchdown passes. He is also seventh with 10 career games of over
200 yards passing and sixth with three games over 300 yards.
set school records for postseason completions as well as attempts in a game with
in the 2007 Hawai'i Bowl. He is second only
to Jim McMillan for completion percentage in a postseason game (68.2%).
Tharp received 34.3% support in the initial poll and 36.4% in final.
#11—Drisan James (2002-2006)
James had 5 catches for 74 yards in 2003, his freshman season. The
following season, he caught 40 passes for 568 yards and 1 TD, earning Honorable
Mention All-WAC. James was 2nd Team-All WAC after grabbing 34 passes for
518 yards and two touchdowns in 2005. He also had two kickoff returns for
43 yards. In 2006 he was the #2 receiver on the team and #1 in yards per
catch with 36 receptions for 650 yards (18.1) and 4 TD's. He also had 7
rushes for 54 yards, one kickoff return for 17 yards and 1 punt return for 7.
For his career, James had 115 receptions for 1,810 yards and 7 TD's, 3 kickoff
returns for 60 yards, 7 rushes for 54 yards and 1 punt return for 7 yards.
James his tied for 2nd all-time with two postseason touchdowns in a game (vs.
in the 2007 Fiesta
Bowl).—(38.2% and 56.3% in final)
James' opening touchdown vs.
is the #40 play in Bronco
Football History. His TD right before halftime is the #4 play of all-time
and his catch and lateral to Jerard Rabb (Circus) is the #1 play of all-time.
Andrade (1983, 1984, 1986 & 1987) is the #5 receiver in Bronco history with
140 career catches. He owns the #7 season (1987) with 63 and is tied for
ninth in the record books with 12 catches in a game (vs.
). Andrade wasn't
just a possession receiver; he is ninth all-time in career yards with 2,097 and
his 1987 season produced the #12 output in school history with 922 yards.
Eric is tied for fourth with three catches in a game (which he did against both
). He is seventh
all-time with nine touchdowns and sixth for his career with 19. Andrade
was named All-Big Sky Conference and 2nd Team All-American his senior
Kellen Moore (2008) completed 281 of 405 passes for 3,486 yards, 25 TD's and 10
also had 38 rushes
for -30 yards. He was named Freshman of the Year by the WAC.—(47.8% and
43.7% in final)
Hal Zimmerman (1965-1968) quarterbacked an offense that scored 249 points and
won the ICAC championships in 1966 with a 9-1 season, at one point being ranked
#1. Zimmerman through the last touchdown pass in a junior college game and
the first touchdown pass in the four-year program.—(6.1%)
#12--Jim McMillan (1971-1974) *
's quarterback from
1972-1974. McMillan was 6-12 his freshman year with five touchdowns and
six interceptions. In '72, he
stepped in nicely, sharing quarterback duties with Ron Autele.
Jim was 74-136 for 1,027 yards and eight touchdowns.
In his junior year, he was the unquestioned leader, hitting 110 of 179
passes for 1,525 yards and 17 touchdowns. He
also ran the ball 90 times for 368 yards and four scores.
In 1974, McMillan led the Big Sky in passing, hitting 192-313 for 2,900
yards and 33 touchdowns. The next
closest quarterback (Goddard of Weber State) was 85-168 with 1,178 yards and
five TD passes!
is fifth with 6,225 yards of total offense in his career and he is seventh in a
season with 3,101 yards in '74. He ranks third with 471 total offense
yards against UNLV, sixth with 418 vs.
and 10th with
another 407 against
, all in 1974.
McMillan ranks fifth with 5,508 career passing years, he is sixth all-time with
2,900 yards passing in 1974 and seventh for a single game with 403 against
. Jim is fifth with
382 career completions and sixth with 640 career attempts. He is
sixth in school history in passing, connecting on 382 of 640 for 59.7% and he is
10th in school history with 61.45% (110-179) passing in 1973.
threw five touchdown passes vs. UNLV in 1974, one of 11 Broncos to throw five or
more in a game. He ranks second all-time with 33 TD passes in the '74
season. He is tied for fourth with Jared Zabransky with 58 career
touchdown passes. Jim ranks second among all Bronco quarterbacks with a
152.83 rating and is seventh for a single season with a pass efficiency rating
of 158.46 in 1973. McMillan is fifth with 13 career games over 200 yards
passing, third with seven games over 300 yards and second with two games over
holds the all-time postseason record for career completions with 63. He is
second with 105 career attempts. He ranks third with 353 yards of total
in 1973 but Jim is the
all-time career leader with 938 yards. McMillan is also the school
record holder with 902 career passing yards in the postseason. He is
second with 363 yards passing and third with 23 completions against Louisiana
Tech in the Division II Semifinals. He holds four more school
records--for the highest accuracy in a career, hitting 60% of his passes
(63-105), the best accuracy in a postseason game, 70% (21-30) against South
Dakota State, most career touchdown passes (8) and most TD passes in a game (4
vs. S.D. State).
was a unanimous 1st Team All-American in 1974, being named to the
All-America teams of the Associated Press, United Press International and Kodak.
He was also All-Big Sky Conference and Offensive Most Valuable Player in ‘74.
He was selected in the 14th round of the NFL Draft by the Detroit
Lions. He was named to the Dream Team in 1995 and was on the BroncoCountry
All-Time Football Team as the 3rd team quarterback.
K.C. Adams is fourth in school history with 1,275 yards
in 1994, the Broncos' national championship runner-up year. He is seventh
for attempts that year (238) and was one of the more efficient runners with 5.35
yards per carry (238-1,275) average, which is 7th all-time.
is #2 for the longest run
from scrimmage with his 80 yard run for a touchdown against
. He is ninth
all-time with seven games over 100 yards. K.C. was also a threat out of
the backfield as he ranks second in school history with 1,981 yards all-purpose
in '94. He had 257 yards of all-purpose offense against Cal
State-Northridge, 14th all-time. All told, K.C. had four games over 200
yards in all-purpose offense, second all-time, and he is one of only three
Broncos ever to have a game in which he ran for over 100 yards (126) and had 100
yards receiving (104).
' ability didn't stop
there. He was one of the most electrifying punt returns ever to wear the
blue. He ranks 10th for punt return average in a season (11.4--19
returns for 216 yards), has the fourth longest punt return (79 yards for a
touchdown) vs. Northridge and is eighth in punt return yardage in a game
(101) for that same Northridge game. He is 16th all-time in season
scoring with 86 points and ninth for touchdowns in a season with 14.
scored the touchdown on
what to that time was the most famous Hook & Ladder play in Bronco history
) that ranks 90th in
BroncoCountry's Top 100 Plays.
also ranks #84 with his 80-yard run against NAU and #60 for
his role in the Flea Flicker play against
. In the 1994
postseason, he made the key block on Top Play #44 that allowed Tony Hilde to hit
Ryan Ikebe with the winning touchdown vs.
and is #39 for his 79-yard
punt return mentioned above.
generated enough rushing to rank third all-time for his
postseason career with 235 yards and he holds the school record with 60 rushing
attempts in the postseason.
is tied for second with two touchdowns against
and tied for second in his
career with three touchdowns in postseason.
was First Team All-Big Sky
and was named 2nd Team All-America by the Associated Press in '94.—(66.67%)
Travis Burgher (2000-2003) played both strong safety and linebacker. In
2000, he had 20 tackles and one interception his freshman year. In 2001
as a safety, he broke his hand in the fifth game of the year and limited his
action the remainder of the year. He still tied for 28th in the WAC in
tackles, averaging 6.0 per game and was fourth on the team with 60. He
had 14 tackles against
. He also had an
interception, two tackles for loss, and a fumble recovery that he returned deep
territory to help the
Broncos upset the #8 Bulldogs. That play made BroncoCountry's list of Top
100 Plays in Bronco Football history. In 2002, he switched to linebacker
and was seventh on the team in tackles with 46 with 3 sacks, 5.5 tackles for
loss and two interceptions, one he returned for a touchdown against
. In 2003, Burgher
was 7th on the team with 45 tackles, two sacks, one interception for 30 yards
and one pass deflection.—(11.8%)
Gerald DesPres (1981-1984) was 134-236 in 1982 (4th in the Big Sky and 16th in
I-AA) for 56.83% and 1,560 yards with 12 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.
He had 1,527 yards of total offense. DesPres is ninth all-time with
281 career completions and ninth with 507 attempts. Gerald
is 12th all-time with 23 career touchdown passes. He had six 200+ passing
games which puts him tied for 10th.—(7.5%)
Brandyn Thompson had 16 tackles in 2007, his freshman year. He was sixth
on the team in 2008 with 54 tackles, five for loss. He had four
interceptions and six pass breakups.—(6.5%)
Mike Virden (1989-1990) threw for 4,294 yards in his two-year career, good for
7th all-time. He had 4,471 yards of total offense, 8th in the Bronco
record books. Virden had 331 attempts in 1990 which is 11th all-time.
His 626 career attempts rank 7th. In 1990, Virden had 178 career
completions which is 12th all-time. Mike also shows up in the record book
for highest passing percentage in a game, as he is ranked 10th, hitting
77.8% of his throws (21-27) against
in 1990. Virden is 11th
all-time with 31 career touchdown passes. In the postseason, Virden is fourth
for most career attempts with 88 and fourth for completions with 51.
He is second for postseason attempts for a game with 41 against
in 1990. He is #3 for the highest passing percentage in
a game (22-33 for 66.7%) vs. Middle Tennessee State in
1990 and also #2 for career passing percentage, hitting 58% (51-88).—(7.5%)
Virden and DesPres share the honor of being the all-time #13
for non-Division I players.
#14—Joe Aliotti (1978-1980)
ranks 10th with 278 career completions. Long before Ryan
Dinwiddie and Taylor Tharp, Aliotti held the school record (he's now third) by
hitting 83.3% of his passes (20-24) vs.
in 1979. Joe is
second only to Taylor Tharp for his career, connecting on 63.6% of his passes
(278-437). He owns the #3 season in school history 65.8% (144-219) in
1979 and ranks ninth 61.46% (134-218) in 1980. He's also tied with Mike
Virden for 10th with 77.8% (14-18) and tied for 15th with
a 12-16 effort (75%) against
is fifth for the lowest career interception rate (3.43% (15 interceptions in 437
attempts). Aliotti is tied for second for most touchdown passes in a game
(5), which he did against Cal Poly in 1979. He is tied for ninth for the
most career TD passes with 32. Aliotti ranks sixth with a 159.72
quarterback rating in 1979 and he is third for his career with a rating of
the postseason Aliotti ranks third with 358 passing yards against
in the Division I-AA
National Championship game and he is second with 24 completions in that game.
In 1979, he was an All-American on both the Associated Press and Kodak teams,
before being tabbed Honorable Mention in '80. Joe was All-Big Sky in
both 1979 and 1980 and the Offensive Most Valuable Player in '79.—(89%)
Wilson (1990-1993) is fourth in Bronco history with 159 career catches and sixth
for career receiving yards (2,300). He ranks third with 14 catches in a
in 1992). His school
record of 76 catches in 1992 was beaten by Jeremy Childs in 2007.
ranks seventh all-time in
yards per catch in a season, when he caught 38 passes for 768 yards (20.21 ypc)
in 1991. Mike had eight games of over 100 yards receiving in his career,
which ranks fourth. He received All-Big Sky Conference as well as
Honorable Mention All-America honors by The Sports Network in 1992.—(11%)
#15—Ron Autele (1970, 1972-1973)
Autele was the Bronco quarterback that split time with Jim McMillan. He
completed 47.8 percent of his passes (175-367) in his career. He is 12th
with 4 touchdown passes in a game (vs.
in 1972). He is tied
with Joe Aliotti and Eric Guthrie for 12th most touchdown passes in a season
with 19 in 1979. He is seventh ahead of Guthrie for career touchdown
passes. He is tied for 5th with Chris Jackson in yards per carry for a
game with an 11.2 average (11-123) vs.
in 1973. Autele is
10th in passing efficiency for a season (1972) with a rating of 148.19.
He had 11 rushing touchdowns for his career, 1 behind David Hughes.—(51.8%)
Phil Bartle from Ontario played strong safety from 1983-1986.
He played as a freshman with 12 tackles and then led the team in tackles
his sophomore year with 73, including 41 solo with six tackles for loss.
He also had 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception and three pass deflections.
Phil had 62 tackles, seven pass deflections and two interceptions his
D. Ross played for two years (1999 and 2000) in the Bronco secondary. He
doesn't appear in the Bronco record book at all for tackles or interceptions
for a game, a season or career. I will keep trying to find stats on Ross.
He did make All-Big West Conference in 2000.—(22.4%)
is the all-time #15 for non-Division I players.
#16—Gabe Franklin (2001-2004)
Franklin was a star cornerback that came the closest anyone had in 13 years
(since Frank Robinson) of breaking Steve Forrey's school record 24 career
interceptions set in 1970.
finished with 18. He
tied for fourth on the season interceptions list with 8 in 2002.
was First Team All-WAC in
2004 and played in the 2004 East-West Shrine Game. He was voted to the
All-Time Bronco Football Team at cornerback by both BroncoCountry in 2005 and
by BroncoNation as part of the Bronco 35 Team.—(63.6%)
Hoskin Hogan (1975/1977-1978) was the Bronco starting quarterback in 1977 and
1978. He was 100-198 passing in 1977 with 13 TD's and 188-394
in his career (47.7%) for 21 touchdowns. Hoskin had 347 yards passing vs.
UNLV in 1977 (25th) and 1,565 yards in the 1977 season (20th). He
had 2,814 yards passing for his career (19th). Hogan is tied for 12th
with four touchdown passes in a game (he did it vs. UNLV in 1977). He is
15th in career attempts with 394. He had 198 attempts in 1977 and
181 in 1978. Hogan had three games with over 200 yards passing and
one over 300.—(1.0%)
Tony Hunter (1984-1985) was a wide receiver with 4.55 speed for the Broncos.
Stats for Tony are incomplete but he was third on the team with 26 catches for
470 yards and a team-leading 18.1 yards per catch with a team-leading five
touchdowns in 1984. He turned a short pass against
into a 75-yard play.
Hunter played with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL for three years.—0 votes
DaWuan Miller (1992-1995) played in the secondary for the Broncos and was a key
part of the 1994 national runners up. He doesn't show up in the record
book so I'll let posters tell his story.—(35.4%)
is the all-time #16 for non-Division I players.
#17—Bart Hendricks (1999-2002)*
holds the school record with 650 career completions. Bart ranks third
all-time with 210 completions in 2000 and is fifth with 203 completions in
1999. Hendricks is second with 1,142 career pass attempts. He is
fourth with 351 attempts in 1999 and fifth with 347 in 2000. Hendricks is
sixth with 48 passing attempts against
in that '97 game.
Hendricks is second with 3,364 yards passing in 2000 and he is eighth with
2,746 yards in 1999. Bart has 9.020 career yards, which is third in
school history. He is tied for fifth with 405 yards passing vs.
in 2000, 13th
with 381 vs.
and 14th with
378 yards against
in 1997. Hendricks
is #2 all-time with 10,039 career total offense yards and also second with
4,633 yards of total offense in 2000. Bart is fourth for total offense in
a game, putting together 439 yards against
in 2000. He is also
fifth with 436 vs.
that same year, eighth
with 412 against
(also in 2000).
is night in career accuracy, hitting 56.9% of his passes (650-1,142). He
ranks third in his career for the lowest interception ration, a mere three
percent (34 of 1,142) and fifth with just 2.1% of his 1978 passes
intercepted (6-279). Bart holds the school record for TD passes in a year
(35) in 2000 and he is also eighth with 22 the previous year. He is second
only to Ryan Dinwiddie with 78 career scoring strikes. Hendricks threw
five touchdown passes in a game (vs.
in 2000), one of 10
Broncos to accomplish that feat. Bart is also second to Dinwiddie's
record-setting passing efficiency mark for a season, scoring a 170.63 for his
2000 season. He is seventh with a 139.93 rating for his career.
holds yet another school record with 28 games over 200 passing yards and he is
second with 10 300-yard games. As a sign of his versatility, he is tied
with Rodney Webster for eighth place all-time at
state with 20 career
the postseason, Hendricks holds the school record with a 77-yard touchdown vs.
UTEP in the 2000 Humanitarian Bowl, ranks second with 361 yards of total offense
against Louisville in the 1999 Humanitarian Bowl and he is second with three
career rushing TD's.
not only made the All-Big West Conference teams in both 1999 and 2000 but was
also honored as the conference's Offensive Most Valuable Player both seasons.
He played in the 2000 East-West Shrine Game and later in the CFL with the
#18—Tony Hilde (1993-1996)*
is the school record holder with 10, 138 career yards of total offense. He
is 8th with 3,031 yards of total offense in 1994 and tied for ninth
with 2,854 yards in 1996. He is 11th with 406 yards of total
offense in a game vs.
in 1993. Tony is second with 9,107 yards passing in his
career, seventh with 2,787 yards through the air in 1994 and 10th
with 388 passing yards in the
game. Hilde holds
the school mark with 1,181 career attempts. He is tied for sixth with 343
attempts in 1994 and eighth with 338 in 1996. Tony ranks 10th
with 46 attempts against
in 1993. Hilde ranks 10th with
189 completions in 1994 and is second for his career with 629. He
is fourth with a 1.8% interception ratio (five interceptions in 279 attempts)
in 1995 and is also fourth with 3.38% (40 in 1,181) over his career.
ranks third all-time with 70 career TD passes. He is sixth with 26
touchdown passes in 1994 and he is ninth with 21 in 1996. He is second
only to Bart Hendricks with 26 career games over 200 yards passing and he is
fourth with six games over 300. He is tied with Abe Brown for 10th
with 19 career rushing touchdowns.
holds the school record with 120 passing attempts. He is second with seven
TD passes, 759 career passing yards, 60 career postseason completions and 857
career yards of total offense.
#19—Vinny Perretta (2005-2008)
Vinny Perretta was a multi-purpose threat.
In 2006, he caught 17 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns, carried the ball
55 times for 316 yards and three touchdowns and passed one time for 5 yards and
a touchdown. In 2007, he was hurt in game four but had nine receptions on
the year for 120 yards and five carries for 30 yards and a touchdown. In
2008, Vinny had 36 catches for 578 yards and two scores, carried the ball 22
times for 133 yards and 2 touchdowns, passed one time for 17 yards and a TD and
had five punt returns for 22 yards.—(47.6%, 64% in final)
Nick Calaycay (1999-2002) is third in school history with 45
career field goals. He is third for field goals in a game with 4 against
in 1999 and 4 vs.
in 2002. He ranks
fourth with 66 extra points in 2002, 7th with 59 in 2000 and eighth with 50 in
2001. Calaycay holds the career extra points record with 213. He
is tied for third with 9 extra points against
in 1999, vs.
in 2000 and against
in 2002 and he is eighth
with eight extra points vs. both
in 2000 and
in 2001. Nick is #2
all-time with 348 career points and he is #11 for points in a season with 96 in
2002. In the postseason, Calaycay is #2 with for the longest field goal
in 1999). He is #3 with three career postseason field
goals. Nick holds the school record for career extra points with 13 and
is second with 5 PAT's in a game (Vs. UTEP in 2000). Calaycay was named
First Team All-Big West in both 1999 and 2000. Calaycay made the 2nd Team
on BroncoCountry's All-Time Bronco Football Team in 2005.—(30.0%, 36% in
Darrin Lyle (1988-1991) ranks fourth in Bronco history with 15 career
interceptions and is ninth with six interceptions in a season (1991).
Lyle was an Honorable Mention pick in 2005 when BroncoCountry chose its
All-Time Football Team.—(22.6%)
Lyle is the all-time #19 for non-Division I players.
#20—Cedric Minter (1977-1980)*
is the all-time career rushing leader with 4,475 yards, a record that stands
after 29 years. Minter ranks #3 with his 1,526 yards in 1978, #11 with
1,060 yards in 1980 and he is 15th with 1,012 yards in 1979. He
still holds the school record for best rushing performance in a game (261 vs.
in 1978). Ced also
owns #7 (210 vs. Cal Poly-SLO in '77), #8 vs.
(208 in 1978), #12
(201 yards against Cal Poly in 1978) and #14 (199 yards rushing vs. NAU in
1978). He is durable, holding the school record for rushing attempts in a
game (38 vs. San Jose State in 1978) and he also ranks third in that category
with 33 against NAU in 1978. He had 258 carries in 1978 (third for a
season) and his 752 career carries is also third all-time.
could also be explosive, ranking 11th for yards per carry for a game
10.4 (25-261 vs.
in '78). His 1980
season average of 6.23 (170-1,060) still ranks fifth and his 1978 season is
ninth (5.91 average on 258 carries for 1,526 yards).
Minter is third for a career average of 5.95 (752-4,475), astounding when you
consider that he is the only one of the top eight career rushers that shows up
in the all-time yards-per-carry leaders.
scored four touchdowns against
in 1978 and again in 1980 and vs. Cal Poly in 1979, three of
nine performances tied for third on the single game list. Cedric's 37
career touchdowns rank third at
. He ranks fourth
with his 77-yard touchdown against
and is 14th for
his 69-yarder against
in 1979. He holds
school records with 20 games over 100 yards and four games over 200.
is tied for ninth with 261 yards of all-purpose offense (vs.
in '78), is ninth in
that category for a season (1,637 in 1978) and is second for his career with
5,316 yards. Minter is sixth for his career with 258 points and is third
with 43 career touchdowns.
made 3rd Team All-America in 1978, Honorable Mention in 1979 and 2nd
Team in 1980. He is one of only a handful of Broncos to make the All-Big
Sky team three years (1978, 1979 and 1980). He played with the Toronto
Argonauts of the Canadian Football League from 1981-1983, scoring the winning
touchdown to win the 1983 Grey Cup and then played with the New York Jets in
1984 and 1985. Minter was selected to the "Dream Team" in 1995, the
BroncoCountry All-Time Football Team in 2005 and the Boise State 35 Team, also
in 2005. He is a member of the Boise State Athletic Hall of Fame both as
an individual and as a member of the Division I-AA National Championship team of
Selection to the All-Time Numbers Team