Vobora & Korby Named Captains

In Tuesday's UI Newsletter from Athletic Director Rob Spear, Idaho announced that senior linebacker DAVID VOBORA and junior center ADAM KORBY were chosen in a vote by teammates to be Idaho's captains for the 2007 football season. Our congratulations to both standout Vandal athletes.

Idaho issued the following information as part of the UI Newsletter from Athletic Director Rob Spear on Tuesday (3 July 2007):

CAPTAINS CHOSEN: Head Coach Robb Akey put it to a vote and the result was the Vandals selecting senior linebacker David Vobora and junior center Adam Korby as their captains for the 2007 season.

"I'm excited about the selection our team made," Akey said. "There was no question. It was a landslide vote on both sides of the ball, which shows me this team definitely looks at these two young men as our leaders."

Said Vobora, "It's an honor but with that is a big responsibility."

Said Korby, "Guys are going to look up to you so you have to show them the right way."

This is an outstanding honor for both athletes, and below is a little more information on each, further describing what they've accomplished in their careers so far at Idaho.

Korby takes aim against Oregon State, 2006.
6-3, 290, RS-Junior
Poudre High School
Fort Collins, Colorado

Redshirt junior Adam Korby has been Idaho's starting center since the first game of his redshirt freshman season, hasn't missed a game in two years, and is firmly perched atop the center depth chart for the upcoming 2007 season. In addition to his strangle-hold as Idaho's starting center, he's also owned Idaho's "Iron Man" award each of the last two years. Last year as a redshirt sophomore he started every game for the Vandals. As a redshirt freshman in 2005 Korby was the ONLY Vandal lineman to start every game during the season (a season in which Idaho's line was decimated by injuries all year), being named Idaho's starting center for the season opener against Washington State and starting the entire schedule. He's earned respect beyond the conference as well, having been named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List each of the last two seasons. The Rimington Trophy recognizes the outstanding center in college football, and Korby is easily considered among the top in the WAC.

Vobora against Boise State in The Dome, 2006.
Weakside Linebacker
6-1, 235, Senior
Winston Churchill High School
Eugene, Oregon

There isn't much left that David hasn't accomplished in his career with the Vandals; a career that began when he hit the gridiron as a true freshman (2004) in Idaho's two-deep rotation. In 2005 he started 7 games as a weakside linebacker, recorded 42 tackles and two fumble recoveries. 2006 would turn out to be his breakout year. As a junior Vobora finished the regular season ranked #7 in the country in total tackles (134, 11.17 per game), and #4 in the country in solo tackles (84, 7.00 per game). He was among the nations leaders in both categories all season, and finished the regular season No. 1 in the Western Athletic Conference in solo tackles - all factors contributing to him being voted a First Team All-WAC linebacker selection for 2006. Vobora also finished the year tied for 20th in the country in tackles for loss on the year with 15.5 (tied with LaMarr Woodley of Michigan, Derek Landri of Notre Dame, and Cameron Craig of Army). As far as the Idaho record book is concerned, his 134 tackles this year moves him into 8th place in Idaho's single season record book, behind 136 set by John Kirtland (1975) and Cole Snyder (2004), and just ahead of Ryan Skinner's mark of 132 set in 1997. He has amassed 193 career tackles for the Silver and Gold, and should put a healthy dent in the Vandal career record book. For his efforts, he's been named to the 2007 Lombardi Award watch list, and is considered a preseason First Team All-WAC selection by virtually every media publication. The stage is set for what could be a stellar senior season.

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