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Numerical Roster Countdown: Day 48, J.C. Percy

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48 is the atomic weight of cadmium. Just thought you'd like to know.

We've got 48 days until kickoff...so today we'll be highlighting #48 on the Boise State roster—J.C. Percy

#48, J.C. Percy, Junior, LB

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Stats

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 222 lbs. 

High School: Blackfoot High School, Blackfoot, ID

How'd he get to The Blue™?

Percy was a multi-sport standout at Blackfoot High School—lettering in football (3x), wrestling (4x), and track (1x). As a senior, Percy was named first-team all-conference and second-team all-state after rushing for 550 yards on 66 carries and making 29 tackles in an injury-shortened season. As a junior, earned first-team all-conference honors and all-state honors for offense and defense after rushing for 1,440 yards on 199 carries and making 79 tackles, and recording five interception. Percy served as team captain both his junior and senior years. Aside from his football prowess, J.C. was a three-time district wrestling champion and member of the National Honor Society. His injury-shortened senior campaign likely kept him from making any waves in the 2008 recruiting class—he received no offers, but joined the Broncos as a walk-on that same year.

Nickname

"Perseus"

I'm still liking this one—sue me.

Look-a-like 

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Almanzo Wilder from Little House on the Prairie


Career highlights

Played in all 13 games in 2010 and was Broncos second leading tackler on the year. Named to WAC All-Academic teamPlayed in all 14 games in 2009 for the Broncos, making 3 starts and recording 64 tackles (second on the team). Made 9 tackles against New Mexico State.

Career lowlight

Injury plagued senior season at Blackfoot High.

2011 prospectus

Percy has been the most pleasant surprise on the Bronco D the last two seasons and he's transformed himself from unheralded walk-on to one of the most productive members of the unit. Percy has finished second on the team in tackles now for two straight seasons and racked up a solid 65 tackles in 2010 and threw in a sack for good measure. Percy's biggest game last season was against Louisiana Tech, when he notched 14 tackles. I actually predicted in last year's article that Percy would finish the season with 70 total tackles, and as you can see, I wasn't being overly optimistic. Percy and Aaron Tevis have been a good mini-unit as they've basically been co-starters at OLB and both bring intensity and focus to the position. Tevis is longer and probably a bit better in the passing downs, but Percy is the more productive in run support. 

I don't really see why 2011 should be any different for Percy. He and Tevis have the OLB position on lock down for now and there really aren't many that are threatening to break in. Tevis graduates this year so next year will see an interesting turnover, but for this year I'll once again call 70 tackles for Percy. You can do it, kid!

Completely made up fact

There is only one thing that J.C. Percy hates: redundancy. He also hates when people repeat themselves.