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Boise State football roster breakdown by class

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Looking at the Boise State roster from a year-to-year perspective is both intriguing and terrifying. It's intriguing because it is fun to see where the Broncos' new recruits will fit in and how soon they'll play. It's terrifying because GOOD HEAVENS BOISE STATE GRADUATES 27 PLAYERS NEXT YEAR.

Continue reading for the full Bronco football roster broken down by class and eligibility, and share your thoughts on what you see.

Fun fact (or not): Boise State graduates 27 players after the 2011 season, 24 after 2012, and 22 after 2013. Ah, remember the good old days of only graduating five?

And now your Boise State roster, broken down by class and eligibility, with a hat tip to Scout.com for checking my work.

2011 2012 2013 2014 Verbals
QB Kellen Moore   Joe Southwick Grant Hedrick Jimmy Laughrea
      Mikey Tamburo    
RB Doug Martin D.J. Harper 1     Jay Ajayi
    Matt Kaiserman      
    Raphiel Lambert      
    Carlo Audagnotti      
FB Dan Paul Drew Wright      
    Jake Hess      
WR Tyler Shoemaker Mitch Burroughs Kirby Moore Anthony Clarke Dallas Burroughs
    Chris Potter Aaron Burks Alexander Miles  
    Tyler Jackson Geraldo Hiwat Matt Miller  
        Troy Ware*  
TE Kyle Efaw Chandler Koch Gabe Linehan Holden Huff* Hayden Plinke
        Kyle Sosnowski  
OL Thomas Byrd Joe Kellogg Jake Broyles   Adam Sheffield
  Nate Potter Brenel Myers Spencer Gerke   Marcus Henry
  Chuck Hayes Michael Ames Charles Leno   Rees Odhiambo
  Garrett Pendergast Bronson Durrant
     
  Zach Waller Faraji Wright
     
  Cory Yriarte        
2011 2012 2013 2014 Verbals
DT Billy Winn Michael Atkinson Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe   Jeff Worthy
  Chase Baker Darren Koontz Justin Jungblut    
  J.P. Nisby Greg Grimes Matt Paradis    
DE Shea McClellin*   Kharyee Marshall  Tyler Horn* Sam Ukwuachu
  Tyrone Crawford*   Nick Alexander   Robert Ash
  Jarrell Root        
LB Byron Hout* J.C. Percy Allen Mooney David Cushing KT Tuumalo
  Aaron Tevis Tommy Smith Dustin Kamper Robbie Lusk Blake Renaud
  Matt Wilson Hazen Moss Billy Derome Travis Saxton Dillon Lukehart
        Junior Alvarado  
        Darren Lee  
NB Hunter White   Jonathan Brown   Dextrell Simmons
S George Iloka*   Dane Turner Jeremy Ioane Jamie Byrd
  Cedric Febis       Corey Bell
  Travis Stanaway       Taylor Loffler
          Darian Thompson
CB Jerrell Gavins* Jamar Taylor Quaylon Ewing Bryan Douglas Eric Agbaroji
  Antwon Murray Josh Borgman Ebo Makinde    
K Brad Elkin Jimmy Pavel Trevor Harman Dan Goodale Jake Van Ginkel

* = has not used redshirt season

Footnotes: (1) Harper is expected to receive a sixth year of eligibility after his second straight season-ending knee injury. Last year was supposed to be Harper's junior season.

Thoughts

  • In my opinion, Boise State has just completed Year One of a two year roster overhaul. When you think about all the names that left as seniors this season and then look at all the names that will leave after 2011, we are looking at an entirely different team from the one we just saw win the Vegas Bowl to the one who will open the 2012 season at Michigan State. Who's left? Jamar Taylor and Joe Kellogg, pretty much.
  • Malcolm Johnson's academic issues have left the Broncos very thin at running back after the 2012 season. Nothing Jay Ajayi can't remedy, but still.
  • There are some other pretty big holes after 2012 at safety and defensive end. Nothing Jeremy Ioane and Robert Ash can't fill, though.
  • Remember how there were no offensive linemen in Boise State's recruiting class last year? Well, you don't really realize that until you split the roster out by class. Thankfully, the Broncos have lots of depth and experience along the O-line.

Your turn

What did you notice about the Boise State roster? Any positions have you anxious in the coming years? See some opportunities for incoming recruits to make an immediate impact? Share your thoughts in the comments.