After losing many great seniors last year, our defense was hurt tremendously. Safety position is no different, especially after the loss of our beloved safety George Iloka. So who will our second defense against the pass and run? Well lets find out!
We'll start off with the only safety who had a chance to play last year:
# 10 Redshirt Sophomore, Height 5-10
BOISE STATE CAREER
RS FRESHMAN (2011): Reserve safety made 10 appearances during his debut season with the Broncos, including a start in the season-opener against Georgia (Sept. 3), marked the first time a freshman started a season-opener for the Broncos in the defensive backfield since 2007, recorded six tackles on the season (four solo), including two-each against the Bulldogs and UNLV (Nov. 5).
High School Bio:
Rated the No. 9 prospect in the state of Hawaii, named first-team all-state in 2009 as an all-purpose player by the Honolulu Advertiser and first-team all-state honors at linebacker by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, first-team All-Interscholastic League of Honolulu selection as an all-purpose player, played safety, running back, quarterback, wide receiver and linebacker at various times at Punahou, helped lead team to the Hawai’i Division I State Championship as a junior in 2008 when the team went 12-1 and beat Leilehua 38-7 in title game, named first-team All-ILH as junior, ranked the No. 6 recruit in the state of Hawai’i by Scout.com, rated the No. 74 safety in the nation and the No. 7 overall prospect in the Aloha State by Rivals.com, also played baseball at Punahou and helped team to state titles in 2008 and 2009, also participated in track and field, graduate of Punahou School.
High School Highlight video:
So Jeremy seems like a good choice, but lets check out the others:
#34 Reshirt Freshman, Height 6-3 (Tallest Safety on the team)
Redshirted last year, so here High School Bio:
Named the 2010 British Columbia High School Most Valuable Player as a senior, first-team all-conference selection as a junior and senior, recorded 88 tackles and four interceptions in his final prep campaign, also completed 97-of-165 passes for 1,732 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and just seven interceptions in 2010, tallied 814 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns on 86 carries as a senior, scored two punt return touchdowns and three kick return touchdowns in final high school season, as a junior, recorded 67 tackles and three interceptions, also completed 62 passes for 879 passing yards and 19 touchdowns to go along with 741 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns on 97 carries in 2009, grabbed seven interceptions as a sophomore, also completed 5-of-12 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown as a backup quarterback in 2008, returned one kickoff return for touchdown as a sophomore, was a three-year team captain in football, was also a starter on the varsity basketball team as a sophomore, junior and senior.
Two High School Highlight videos for Taylor:
Taylor Loffler Senior Highlights 2010- Boise State (via coachmacauley)
Taylor Loffler (via coachmacauley)
Who's next? Dillon:
#28 Redshirt Freshman, Height 6-0
Again, Redshirted last year But was named Boise State Special Teams Scout Player of the Year, nice, so on to High School:
Earned three varsity football letters, named first-team all-state as a running back and defensive back in 2010, voted Southern Idaho Conference Offensive Player of the Year as a senior, also named first-team all-conference on defense as a senior, selected second-team All-SIC as a junior, finished senior season with 1,824 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns, while also recording 106 tackles on defense, as a junior, tallied 1,049 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns, scored four touchdowns and rushed for 428 yards as a sophomore, earned two varsity letters in track and field and one in basketball, named Eagle High School Athlete of the Year, member of National Honor Society.
Good athlete and smart, Coach Pete loves that. Videos for Dillon:
Dillon Lukehart - 2010 Highlights (via Kvidguy64)
Dillon Lukehart 2008-09 Highlights (via Kvidguy64)
Freshman, Height 6-2
High School Bio:
Senior year named All-Grossmont League First Team, recorded 80 tackles, five interceptions and returned a fumble recovery for a touchdown, as a junior named second-team all-league, registered 70 tackles, seven forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries and three interceptions, earned honorable mention All-Grossmont Hills League as a sophomore after recording 50 tackles and two interceptions, also lettered in basketball and track and field, named first-team all-academic following his senior season.
Again a smart and athletic player, video time!:
Chanceller James, Steele Canyon Football 2010 (via rboehmke)
Chancellor James Under Armour 2011 (via CoachParedes)
And down to our last guy:
Freshman, Height 6-1
High School Bio:
As a senior registered 99 tackles (72 unassisted), four quarterback sacks and blocked two field goals, also recorded five pass break-ups, recovered four fumbles and made a safety in 2011, received all-state and first-team all-county honors at linebacker as a senior, in 2010 as a junior posted 102 tackles (63 unassisted), made two interceptions and blocked three field goals, offensively his senior year rushed for 801 yards and scored 16 touchdowns, named to the all-state and all-county first-team as a defensive back following his junior season, earned Mount Hamilton League defensive MVP honors his junior and senior season, had another outstanding season as a sophomore making 98 tackles, intercepting two passes and blocking four field goals.
This guy is a tackle maniac, and I love tackles! Now class, we going to watch a video today:
Chris Santini 2011 Highlights - Defense (via XENTINI)
Chris Santini 2010 Highlights (via santinichris)
Fresno, CA 2011 - Chris Santini - 11th Grade - Overall MVP - National Underclassmen (via NUCfootball)
So there you7 have folks, the new safeties for our football team, who will be our next starter we that's up to the coaches but you can voice your opinion in the comments and/or vote for who you think is the best, Thank you all for reading and always, Go BSU!
Also remeber there are two open slots for Safeties, FS and SS, voice who you think will be the two new starters in the comments.
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Different Year, Same Battle (BSU Hype Video 1 of 3):
Different Year, Same Battle (BSU Hype Video 1 of 3) (via BigBlueBigOrange)
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Who will be our next Safety? Vote for who you think is best
Jeremy Ioane (64 votes)
Taylor Loffler (3 votes)
Dillon Lukehart (4 votes)
Chanceller James (4 votes)
Christopher Santini (31 votes)
106 total votes