Yet again Coach Pete needs to replace a great player at Boise St. Doug Martin was a first round draft pick and some even say best RB in BSU history. We will miss Doug, but who will be replacing him, or will Coach Pete decide to have a multiple RB attack. Well we will find out now wont we?
#7 Reshirt Senior, Height 5-9
So first off the older player on our team, D.J. Harper. He has been on our team for years, he has been redshirted, grey shirted, and everything in between. He is a very talented player and helped us even beat Virginia Tech in 2010 with a 72 yard run for a TD to help us get back in the game. There is only one problem with Harper, he get's injured, a lot. I'm worried when he runs because I'm affriad he'll hurt himself again. But he has been very productive to our team.
Here's his Bio:
SIXTH-YEAR SENIOR (2012): Granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA after suffering season-ending knee injuries in both 2009 and 2010.
RS SENIOR (2011): Appeared in 12 games for the Broncos, finishing as the team’s second-leading rusher,racked up 557 yards on 115 carries (4.8 yards per carry), scored a career-high nine rushing touchdowns, increasing his career total to 24, the ninth-most in school history, caught 19 passes for 140 yards and a touchdown, put together back-to-back 100-yard games against UNLV (Nov. 5) and TCU (Nov. 12), his first triple-digit rushing efforts since 2009, 109 yards on 13 carries against the Rebels and 125 yards on a career-high 24 carries against the Horned Frogs, had two rushing touchdowns in three games, caught a career-high five passes against Wyoming (Nov. 26) for 51 yards, also a career high, multiple receptions in six games, returned five kickoffs for 66 yards, blocked a punt against Tulsa (Sept. 24).
RS JUNIOR (2010): Appeared in each of the Broncos’ first three games before a knee injury ended his season for the second-straight year, had 18 carries for 160 yards and two touchdowns, scored on a 71-yard touchdown run in the season opener against No. 10 Virginia Tech (Sept. 6) en route to 80 yards on four carries, season-high 11 carries against Wyoming (Sept. 18) went for 59 yards and a touchdown, also caught four passes for 36 yards.
JUNIOR (2009): Played significant minutes at running back in the Broncos’ first three games before suffering a season-ending injury against Fresno State, had 44 carries for 284 yards and three touchdowns in three games...averaged 94.7 yards per game and 6.5 yards per carry.
SOPHOMORE (2008): Rushed 55 times for 278 yards and four touchdowns, caught four passes for 37 yards, ran for a season-high 67 yards against Idaho and for 35 yards and two touchdowns against Louisiana Tech, averaged 4.8 yards per rush and 9.2 yards per catch, returned one kickoff 21 yards.
FRESHMAN (2007): Put together the sixth-best rushing season by freshman, and fourth-best by a true freshman, with 376 yards and five touchdowns despite missing last two regular season games, became first Boise State true freshman since 1988 to rush for more than 100 yards in a game when he gained 153 yards and a touchdown at Fresno State…rushed for 43 yards and a TD on eight carries against New Mexico State, caught three passes for 13 yards, including a season-best 10-yard reception, against San Jose State…scored a touchdown against East Carolina in the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl.
High School Bio:
Two-sport letterman earned three letters in football and two in track and field, three-time unanimous first-team all-district pick was also a two-year team captain and team MVP, named Houston Chronicle Player of the Week, Texas High School Athlete of the Week and finalist for Houston Touchdown Club, as a senior rushed for 1,570 yards and 21 touchdowns on 212 carries with 18 receptions for 160 yards, as a junior rushed for 1,088 yard and 10 touchdowns on 166 carries with 16 catches for 80 yards, as a sophomore finished with 210 yards and two touchdowns on 60 carries with 13 receptions for 110 yards, finished high school career with 3,900 total yards.
So D.J. Harper seems like a good choice, but what about the Others?
#39 Reshirt Senior, Height 5-9
Now I remember seeing this running back last year run a few TD's and in spring practice and was rather talented, he had power like Doug. He's good, but can he start?:
RS JUNIOR (2011): Played in 11 games for the Broncos,third-leading rusher for the Broncos carried 43 times for 218 yards (5.1-yard average) and three touchdowns, all career highs, caught three passes for 17 yards,career highs in carries (16) and yards (79) against Colorado State (Oct. 15), season-long 30-yard run went for a touchdown against New Mexico (Dec. 3), returned a kickoff 26 yards against Wyoming (Nov. 26), special teams standout also registered four tackles (two solo) on the season.
RS SOPHOMORE (2010): Reserve running back made 11 appearances for the Broncos, carried 12 times for 38 yards, season highs in rushes (six) and yards (20) against Toledo (Oct. 9), including a season-long 17-yard run…special teams standout also recorded 14 tackles (three solo).
RS FRESHMAN (2009): Saw limited action in three games as a reserve running back, rushed five times for 55 yards, had a season-high three carries for 50 yards against New Mexico State.
So not so bad, but not much run time to prove himself, how was his High School carrier?:
Three-year letterman was a member of the West Idaho All-Star Team and the Treasure Valley All-State All-Star Team, named first-team all-state and all-conference his senior season after registering 2,434 yards and 23 touchdowns, during his junior season, earned first-team all-conference after finishing with 1,256 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns, tallied 534 yards rushing with six touchdowns as a sophomore to earn an all-conference honorable mention accolades, earned three varsity letters in track and one in basketball.
Ah, I always love locals playing for our team, and he had a pretty well carrier in high school. But do you think he's good enough?
#27 Redshirt Freshman, Height 6-0
So I don't know much about him because hge was reshirted, but people have told me he's a very good running back, so lets find out:
Named second-team all-state as a senior, earned two varsity letters, voted first-team all-conference as a junior and senior, selected to the All-Collin County Team while being named Collin County Player of the Year, recorded 225 carries for 2,240 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns as a senior, also caught seven passes for 67 yards and one score in 2010, as a junior, tallied 209 carries for 1,627 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns, caught 12 passes for 79 yards as a junior, earned one varsity letter in track and field, member of 4x400-meter, 4x200m and 4x100m district championship teams,also a member of The National Society of High School Scholars.
Wow, not only is he a good athlete, rather smart one too. I think he will make a great addition to our team, can he start though is the question.
Freshman, Height 5-10
A recruit coming into Boise from Texas. We have had many great players from Texas come into Boise, I hope he's another, lets check it out:
Three-year starter, named team's offensive most valuable player following his sophomore, junior and senior seasons, sophomore season rushed 160 times for 960 yards and nine touchdowns, junior season named honorable mention all-state, first-team all-city and first-team all-district, picked up 1,698 yards and 18 touchdowns on 220 carries, senior year was named El Paso Times Most Valuable Player, and was also I-5A co-Most Valuable Player and second-team all-state, carried 280 times for 2,478 yards and 25 touchdowns, also lettered twice in track and field
Again, successful high school career. He has earned many awards and will be welcomed here with open arms.
Freshman, Height 5-9
Again a new Freshman coming in where I don't know much about except that he's also form Texas. So, is he any good?:
Senior year named second-team all-district, named first-team all-district after accumulating 2,114 all-purpose yards and 26 total touchdowns, picked up 901 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns in just five games during his junior season, junior year named Touchdown Club All-Greater Houston Preseason, earned three varsity letters each in football and track and field.
Well it looks like we have lots of talent here with all of our running backs. Now it wont be easy for Coach Pete or the Offensive and Running Back Coach to choose from. Personaly I think that they are going to reshirt the new guys and Jay stay out one more year, these 3 guys are all so young and have much time to learn. I believe they are going to make this year a double attack with D.J. Haprer and Drew Wright, the two Seniors. I believe we have lots of talent for this year, and in the future of BSU football, but I want to know, What do you believe? Vote and comment please.
D.J. Harper Highlight video:
DJ Harper Boise State RB (via bredreger)
Drew Wright Highlight video:
Jay Ajayi Highlights:
Jay Ajayi Full Season Highlights 2010 (via JayAjayi01)
Jack Feilds Highlights:
Future Boise State Bronco Jack Fields Senior Year Highlights (via mrpatrickmelton)
Devan Demas Highlights:
Devan Demas #3 RB Cy-Creek High School (TX) (via CyCreekFootball)
I hoped these helped!
Who will be our New RB?
D.J. Harper (134 votes)
Drew Wright (3 votes)
Jay Ajayi (13 votes)
Jack Fields (22 votes)
Devan Demas (5 votes)
177 total votes