Hard to believe, but we are officially under 90 days until the Broncos storm the Capital to take on the Hokies. As you may remember, last summer I embarked on the Herculean task of counting down a different roster spot for each remaining day until kickoff. So far this year, we're batting a thousand, so drop me notes of encouragement now and again so I can find the strength to get through the next couple months without breaking the streak.
We've got 83 days until kickoff ... so today we'll be taking a look at number 83 on the Bronco roster—Sean King
#83, Sean King, Senior, TE
Weight: 240 lbs.
High School: Timberline High School, Boise, ID
How'd he get to The Blue?
King's entire playing career has been under the radar. He played two years at Boise's Timberline High, but really only landed significant playing time as a senior. King hauled in just 5 passes for a total of 70 yards in his final year at Timberline, but his play was good enough to garner him an honorable mention All-SIC nod. King, who had received the team's "most improved" player award his senior year, felt his game was still developing and took it to College of Redwoods for one season where he caught 3 passes for 23 yards. Obviously, he eventually landed back in Boise and walked-on the team in January of 2008. I think we're about all caught up now.
He has little resemblance to Gary Burghoff, but he consistently stays just below, or completely off most people's.
Played in four games in 2009 for the Broncos—mainly on special teams.
Possibly being 5th on the tight end depth chart.
If you're expecting to see a lot of Sean King this year, get used to disappointment. King may have a lot of heart and passion for the game, but there isn't a lot of playing time available for a marginally effective walk-on tight end when you have the likes of Kyle Efaw, Tommy Gallarda, Chandler Koch, and Gabe Linehan sitting above you on the depth chart. I'm sure that King adds a lot of value to the team in practice, on special teams, and on the sidelines, but I'm sorry to say, he won't be getting many (or any) reps with the offense in 2010, outside of camp and scrimmages. Of course, there is a chance that he could have another "most improved" type of campaign and push up the depth chart in the Fall, or injuries could force him into a more significant role, but I think we'll just have to be content with seeing King bolster special teams units in this, his senior year. He may not leave Boise State with the most "feel good" local walk-on story...but hey, he will be suiting up for a top 5 team come September, and that's more than any of us can say.
Completely made up fact
Despite his regal surname, King is really only an Archduke