Hard to believe, but there are just two weeks 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 cheer me on through the homestretch...we're almost there.
#14, Trevor Harman, RS Freshman, P
Weight: 188 lbs.
High School: Southridge High School, Beaverton, OR
How'd he get to The Blue™?
Harman earned 3 varsity letters in football at Southridge High School and was named first-team all state as a senior after making 17 of 20 field goals and hitting 62 of 64 PATs. Harman earned first-team all-conference honors as a junior and senior. Harman's longest field goal for Southridge was 50 yards. Harman received strong recruiting interest from Oregon State and Boise State, but decided to walk on at Boise State with the class of 2009.
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Hit 22-of-26 field goals in high school and 85-of-87 PATs.
Seriously injured his pediatrician during a routine reflex test.
Harman will likely see some playing time this year, I just don't know where. He walked-on as a placekicker, but Broncosports currently has him tabbed as a punter. If this holds, he may be the only punter on the roster next season if Brad Elkin doesn't redshirt. If Elkin does use a senior year redshirt, the walk-on and the scholarship player will battle it out in the offseason to replace Brotzman and his roll-out punts. Frankly, I don't know if the roll-out punt will remain in the Boise State arsenal. Rumors abound in the Spring that walk-on Aussie Nick Vlad would be joining the team to give the punting duties a shot, but I honestly haven't seen hide nor hair of the punter from down under so this may be why Harman got the call. Any way that some of the workload can be lifted from surgery-repaired shoulders will be a good thing in 2010, as Brotzman has pretty much handled every kicking responsibility for the Broncos since walking on out of Meridian High in 2007. The plan this season is to give Brotzman's leg a break by allowing another kicker—Elkin, Pavel, or Harman—to handle kickoffs, and a certain number of punts. Historically, Brad Elkin has been the Broncos' short-field punt specialist, but with the rumor mill saying that Elkin may take his long-delayed redshirt, Harman could very well be the man for the job. At any rate, we know that Harman has plenty of leg, and if Brotzman falls ill or needs his burden lightened, we should have some solid backup for a change and some great competition at all kicking spots in 2011.
Completely made up fact
Harman is so committed to the "laces out" kicking routine that he orders special shoes from Nike with the shoelaces on the ankles.