"His intensity and focus has been A+," Petersen said. "I think the rest of our defense feeds off him. You can tell he is out here to get better. He has really done an excellent job so far."
Venable (5-11, 220) was an instant impact performer for Boise State's 14-0 team that won the 2010 Fiesta Bowl over #3 TCU. Venable was third on the Broncos with 63 tackles and had two interceptions and three pass breakups. Venable was chosen on the All-Western Athletic Conference second team.