From Prep to Pro!, EST 2001
Bookmark and Share









 Draft Scout College Football Player News: Boise State
Previous 15 Notes |Back to Page One| Next 15 Notes

  07/19/21 - Khalil ShakirSr/2022, Boise State, 6-0, 190 (DS#8 WR) + More +

  Boise State senior wide receiver Khalil Shakir has been named to the Watch List for the 2021 Maxwell Award powered by Mammoth Tech. The Maxwell Award has been presented to the College Player of the Year since 1937. It is named in honor of Robert "Tiny" Maxwell who was a former standout at the Swarthmore College and a renowned sports writer and football official. Shakir recorded 52 receptions for 719 yards and six touchdowns in 2020. He added 148 rushing yards and was one of only two players nationally with 700 yards receiving and 100 yards rushing. - Lewiston Tribune

(DS#8 WR) Sr/2022 WR Khalil ShakirBoise State
News Source: Lewiston Tribune
Share/Comment: Here

  06/29/21 - Khalil ShakirSr/2022, Boise State, 6-0, 190 (DS#8 WR) + More +

  Wide receiver Khalil Shakir and offensive lineman Jake Stetz were named to the Phil Steele Preseason All-Mountain West First Team. The duo led a group of 15 Broncos selected overall, tying Boise State with Nevada and San Jose State for tops in the conference. Shakir recorded 52 receptions for 719 yards and six touchdowns in 2020. He added 148 rushing yards and was one of only two players nationally with 700 yards receiving and 100 yards rushing last season. He was a Pro Football Focus Honorable Mention All-American and All-Mountain First-Team honoree who led the Mountain West (10th nationally) with 7.43 receptions per game. Stetz, along with Garrett Curran (second team) and John Ojukwu (second team), were the only Broncos who started every game on the offensive line last season. Ojukwu and Stetz were All-Mountain West Second Team in 2020 while Curran received honorable mention. - Lewiston Tribune

(DS#8 WR) Sr/2022 WR Khalil ShakirBoise State
News Source: Lewiston Tribune
Share/Comment: Here

  06/22/21 - Kekaula KanihorSr/2022, Boise State, 5-10, 183 (DS#17 FS) + More +

  Boise State defensive back Kekaula Kaniho is one of 42 student-athletes named to the Watch List for the 2021 Lott IMPACT Trophy. College defensive players are nominated to the Watch List based on the IMPACT on their teams on and off the field. IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. The 42 honorees represent the number Ronnie Lott wore during his illustrious career. Lott is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Kaniho, who was among 24 finalists for the award in 2020, helped lead Boise State to a bowl game in each of his first three years on campus (the Broncos opted out of a 2020 bowl game). His 32 total tackles and team leading seven passes defended last season earned a 2020 All-Mountain West Second-Team honor, one year after earning a spot on the first team. He elected to return for his super senior season in 2021. - Idaho Statesman


(DS#17 FS) rSr/2022 FS Kekaula KanihoBoise State
News Source: Idaho Statesman
Share/Comment: Here

  06/08/21 - Jared ReedSr/2022, Boise State, 6-0, 190 (DS#999 FS) + More +

  The Boise State football team added more depth at cornerback Wednesday with the addition of Utah State transfer Jared Reed. Reed announced his commitment to the Broncos in a social media post on Twitter. He played in all six of the Aggies' games last season and started two. He posted seven tackles and a pass breakup in his first carer start against New Mexico and finished the season with 18 tackles and a sack. Reed sat out the 2019 season after transferring from Portland State, where he spent two seasons and appeared in 10 games in 2018. The 6-foot, 190-pound native of Portland, Oregon, joins the Broncos with two years of eligibility remaining. Boise State also added Bowling Green transfer Caleb Biggers in March. The veteran of 19 starts just arrived on campus last week. Biggers and junior Markel Reed are the favorites to start at cornerback this season as the Broncos search for replacements for Avery Williams and Jalen Walker. - Idaho Statesman

(DS#999 FS) Sr/2022 FS Jared ReedBoise State
News Source: Idaho Statesman
Share/Comment: Here

  05/14/21 - Kurt RafdalrSr/2022, Boise State, 6-6, 245 (DS#999 TE) + More +

  One day after Boise State offensive coordinator Tim Plough mentioned tight end as a position where quality depth was still needed, the Broncos went out and signed a big target from the Big Ten. Tight end Kurt Rafdal announced his commitment Thursday afternoon on Twitter, and Boise State confirmed it shortly thereafter. The 6-foot-7, 245-pound graduate transfer spent the past four seasons at Nebraska, where he took a redshirt year in 2017 and appeared in 26 games at tight end and on special teams between 2018-20.

He wasn't all that active in the Cornhuskers' passing game and will join the Broncos with just six career catches for 77 yards. But his size suggests he could be an asset as a run blocker. Coming out of Carmel High in Indiana, Rafdal was a three-star prospect and the No. 8 overall recruit in the state, according to the 247Sports.com composite ratings. He chose Nebraska over a long list of Power 5 programs, including Auburn, Iowa, Maryland and Indiana. - Idaho Statesman


(DS#999 TE) rSr/2022 TE Kurt RafdalBoise State
News Source: Idaho Statesman
Share/Comment: Here

  05/05/21 - Hank BachmeierJr/2023, Boise State, 6-0, 204 (DS#20 QB) + More +

  While much of the country was focused on the third day of the NFL Draft on Saturday, the Boise State football team took some time to celebrate a local hero. Several Boise State players, including quarterback Hank Bachmeier, joined a car parade at Julia Davis Park put on by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to honor 2021 Idaho Child of the Year Jaleel Dodd. Dodd, 9, was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia last July, and COVID-19 made his treatment even more difficult, as only one parent was allowed to be with him during treatment and no other visitors were allowed.

He's a huge fan of the Broncos, and after they met on Saturday, Bachmeier is now Dodd's biggest fan. "It was just an honor to go out there and see him and how tough he is, and it just puts into perspective to be grateful for what you have," Bachmeier told reporters on Sunday. "He's just fighting and it was awesome to see a smile on his face." Bachmeier said he caught a ride to the park with fellow quarterback Cade Fennegan, and the duo presented Dodd with some Boise State gear, including a hat and poster. "I told him I was proud of him and to just keep working hard and fighting," said Bachmeier, adding that Boise State's Brooke Pahukoa played a large role in getting the Broncos involved. "We care about our community as much as they care about us." - Idaho Statesman


(DS#20 QB) Jr/2023 QB Hank BachmeierBoise State
News Source: Idaho Statesman
Share/Comment: Here

  05/04/21 - Avery WilliamsrSr/2021, Boise State, 5-08, 187 (DS#23 CB) + More +

  Boise State special teams ace Avery Williams is heading to Atlanta. Williams was selected with the pick No. 39 in the fifth round (No. 183 overall) Saturday during the third day of the 2021 NFL Draft. Most experts projected Williams to come off the board in the seventh round, so getting picked in the fifth even caught him a little off guard. "It was unreal to actually realize I was getting the call and to see the Atlanta area code," Williams told the Statesman on Saturday afternoon. "I couldn't be more excited to be part of a high culture organization and to be able to add my energy to it."

This year marks the first time since 2018 that Boise State didn't have a player picked in the first three rounds, but the Broncos have had a player drafted for 12 straight years, dating back to 2010. Williams was the second Boise State player selected this year, following tight end John Bates, who went to Washington in the fourth round. He spent the third day of the draft with a small group of family and friends at the home of local Pastor Mark Thornton, and Williams said he'll head to Atlanta sometime in the next week. - Idaho Statesman


(DS#23 CB) rSr/2021 CB Avery WilliamsBoise State
News Source: Idaho Statesman
Share/Comment: Here

  05/02/21 - John BatesrSr/2021, Boise State, 6-5, 250 (DS#19 TE) + More +

  Former Boise State tight end John Bates was picked by the Washington football team with the 19th pick in 4th round (No. 124 overall) Saturday in the NFL Draft. Bates is the first tight end from Boise State drafted since the Buffalo Bills selected Derek Schouman in the seventh round in 2007. He's also the highest drafted tight end in program history, surpassing Dave Stachelski, who was picked No. 141 overall by the Patriots in 2000. This year marks the first time since 2018 that Boise State didn't have a player picked in the first three rounds, but the Broncos have had a player drafted for 12 straight years, dating back to 2010. Bates - a 6-foot-6, 250-pound Oregon native - was in Mobile, Alabama, for the Senior Bowl in January, and he earned an invite to the NFL Combine, which was canceled this year because of the ongoing pandemic. - Idaho Statesman

(DS#19 TE) rSr/2021 TE John BatesBoise State
News Source: Idaho Statesman
Share/Comment: Here

  04/19/21 - Andrew FaoliurJr/2023, Boise State, 6-3, 255 (DS#999 DE) + More +

  A second former Oregon player has followed Andy Avalos to Boise State. Outside linebacker Andrew Faoliu, who entered the transfer portal earlier this month, is joining the Broncos, BSU announced Friday. Faoliu had seven tackles with three for loss including two sacks in seven games last season and was a one of Oregon's better situational pass rushers, especially out of the Dime package. He had five tackles with two sacks as a defensive lineman in 2019 and one tackle while redshirting in 2018. The fourth-year sophomore has three years of eligibility remaining. - The Oregonian

(DS#999 DE) rJr/2023 DE Andrew FaoliuBoise State
News Source: The Oregonian
Share/Comment: Here

  04/18/21 - Caleb BiggersSr/2022, Boise State, 5-11, 195 (DS#999 CB) + More +

  Cornerback Caleb Biggers is transferring from Bowling Green to Boise State, Bronco head coach Andy Avalos announced, Friday. Biggers played in 26 games over his three years with Falcons (2018-20). He moved into a starting role with four games left in his freshman campaign and started all-19 games he played in over the remainder of his career. He recorded 100 tackles, including 64 solo. In 2019, Biggers tied a Bowling Green school record with a 100-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Central Michigan. - Idaho Statesman

(DS#999 CB) Sr/2022 CB Caleb BiggersBoise State
News Source: Idaho Statesman
Share/Comment: Here

  04/07/21 - Isaiah BagnahrSo/2024, Boise State, 6-3, 244 (DS#999 OLB) + More +

  Boise State STUD Isaiah Bagnah was drawn to the blue turf in Albertsons Stadium long before he ever got a scholarship offer from the Broncos. Bagnah said Boise State was his go-to team when playing NCAA Football on his Xbox because of the uniquely colored turf. These days, the 6-foot-4, 236-pound redshirt sophomore is not only playing on The Blue, but he has a chance to fill one of the most unique positions on the defense. STUD (Stand-up Defensive End) is a position that was once manned by some of the most talented pass rushers in program history, including Curtis Weaver and Jabril Frazier, who is now a graduate assistant for the Broncos. Weaver ranks No. 2 in program history with 34 career sacks, and he signed with the Cleveland Browns last year. "It is exciting. You work hard and you love to see the results of it," Bagnah told reporters on Friday. "All I can do now is keep putting my head down and going to work." Bagnah joined the Broncos' talent-laden 2019 recruiting class, which included quarterback Hank Bachmeier, running back George Holani, safety JL Skinner and fellow STUD Casey Kline. - Idaho Statesman

(DS#999 OLB) rSo/2024 OLB Isaiah BagnahBoise State
News Source: Idaho Statesman
Share/Comment: Here

  04/03/21 - Kurt RafdalrSr/2022, Boise State, 6-6, 245 (DS#999 TE) + More +

  Pushed back in the pack at a loaded position, Nebraska junior tight end Kurt Rafdal entered the transfer portal Wednesday. His decision comes as the Huskers work through their first week of spring practice. A consensus three-star player in the class of 2017, Rafdal finishes his Nebraska career with six receptions. The 6-foot-7, 245-pound Indiana native played in every game last season, contributing on both offense and special teams. He caught one pass, in the season opener at fifth-ranked Ohio State. In 2019, he played in six games. He made his only reception of the season against Northern Illinois during Nebraska's final touchdown drive. - Lincoln Journal Star

(DS#999 TE) rSr/2022 TE Kurt RafdalBoise State
News Source: Lincoln Journal Star
Share/Comment: Here

  04/03/21 - Avery WilliamsrSr/2021, Boise State, 5-08, 187 (DS#23 CB) + More +

  Former Boise State cornerback Avery Williams could be destined for a position change in the NFL. Williams was one of three Broncos who took full part in the school's pro day Wednesday in Boise State's indoor facility, and he showed what he can do in drills specific to defensive backs, running backs and slot receivers. The two-time Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Year, who made highlight reels with his kickoff and punt returns, said several NFL teams have mentioned to him the possibility of becoming a third-down running back. He started every game the past two seasons at defensive back, but he's fine with showing what else he can do. "I want to be the most versatile player in this draft," Williams told reporters on Wednesday. "I can do it all and I'm willing to do it all." - Idaho Statesman

(DS#23 CB) rSr/2021 CB Avery WilliamsBoise State
News Source: Idaho Statesman
Share/Comment: Here

  03/30/21 - Stefan CobbsrJr/2023, Boise State, 6-0, 184 (DS#999 WR) + More +

  Boise State wide receiver Stefan Cobbs is getting back to his roots this spring with a new jersey number that has served his family well. Cobbs switched from 82 to 5, which is the number he wore while racking up 24 touchdowns as a senior at Fossil Ridge High School in Texas. It's also the number his father wore during his high school career in Dallas, and Cobbs' younger brother, Daniel, wears it now. He's also a wide receiver and a junior at Fossil Ridge. "It's an old family number that I always rocked with, and I had to work for it," Cobbs told reporters on Friday. The 6-foot, 182-pound redshirt junior has been waiting for the number to become available. It was shared by former tight end Garrett Collingham and safety Evan Tyler during Cobbs' first two years with the program.

Tyler, alone, wore it last season, but it opened up when he didn't join the eight seniors who returned for the extra year of eligibility the NCAA offered because of COVID-19. Cobbs said his teammates knew he wanted it, so he didn't have any competition. Everyone involved will be ecstatic if going back to No. 5 means a repeat of his senior season at Fossil Ridge when he earned 6A all-state honors with 67 catches for 1,332 yards and those 24 TDs. "When you have your opportunity, make your play," he said. "If you don't have that mindset, then you're not going to prepare as hard. Everybody in the wide receivers room has that mindset, which is why everybody is out there making plays in practice." - Idaho Statesman


(DS#999 WR) rJr/2023 WR Stefan CobbsBoise State
News Source: Idaho Statesman
Share/Comment: Here

  03/28/21 - Scale IgiehonSr/2022, Boise State, 6-2, 293 (DS#999 DT) + More +

  Igiehon likely has the most upside of the group. There's a good chance he would have started as a sophomore had he not been playing behind a veteran group, led by David Moa, Chase Hatada and Sonatane Lui. Avalos said Thursday that the Del Valle, Texas, native is healthy this spring and moving better than ever. "He looks great moving around," Avalos said. "He has developed his burst and his quickness is elite." - Idaho Statesman

(DS#999 DT) Sr/2022 DT Scale IgiehonBoise State
News Source: Idaho Statesman
Share/Comment: Here

Previous 15 Notes |Back to Page One| Next 15 Notes


 BACK TO TOP


 Boise State Football Videos

 Buy Draft Scout Weekly


** Draft Scout Data **

(Everything Online PLUS)

 Support Draft Scout

The Database Engine for NFLDraftScout.com, Draft Scout is being repurposed...Support the Future Development of ScoutNation.com...

 




 Draft Scout Archives


** 2010-2019 Draft Scout Archives **

(Yearly Player Data Exports, Prospect Lists & More)

 Draft Scout Future

100% Dedicated and Never Done
80% Innovated
45% Hidden
35% Built

Synergization