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Numerical Roster Countdown: Day 25, Hunter White

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The countdown has been running, without interruption, for 75 days. If you can't appreciate that, you must be my wife.

We've got 25 days until kickoff...so today we'll be highlighting #25 on the Boise State roster—Hunter White

#25, Hunter White, Senior, Nickel

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Stats

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 206 lbs. 

High School: Edison High School, Newport Beach, CA

How'd he get to The Blue™?

Hunter White was a seriously sick athlete in high school. He lettered in four different sports (football, baseball, basketball, and track), pulling in 9 individual letters and was pretty darn good at all of them. Playing football for his father Dave White at Edison was where Hunter really made his mark, however, receiving loads of accolades over the course of his career. White was named all-state three times, All-CIF twice and all-county twice, and was also named the defensive MVP of Sunset League as a junior and senior. White finished his career with 120 receptions for 1,800 yards and 16 TDs on offense and made 275 tackles, 9 sacks, 4 fumble recoveries and 2 interceptions on defense., White was rated a 3-star recruit by Scout.com and the 30th ranked weakside linebacker in the country in 2007. He had offers from Washington State, Colorado State, and Nevada.

Nickname

"The Great White"

Is it still Shark Week?

Look-a-like 

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Late WWF superstar Owen Hart

Career highlights

Named special teams scout player of the year in 2007. Played in 12 games as a redshirt freshman in 2008, racking up 25 tackles. Played in all 14 games in 2009, racking up 37 tackles and was named special teams player of the year. Played in all 13 of the Broncos' games in 2010, with one start against New Mexico State. Made 38 tackles in 2010, with 1.5 for loss.

Career lowlight

Having lunch money stolen almost daily by team bully Kellen Moore and his henchman Kirby.

2011 prospectus

The nickel position will be one of the most hotly contested of Fall Camp, but so far, it looks like senior Hunter White is poised to take the most reps with the first team. This is good news for Bronco fans that have watched White the last few seasons and wondered when he might get his chance to really shine. He's been a great role-player for the squad thus far, but always been a bit of a "tweener" when it comes to what position suits him best. Now White will bring his vast knowledge of the Bronco D to the nickel position, which has put such a premium on football IQ that they've started only juniors or seniors at the position since its inception in 2008. White is down 18 lbs. from last season, ostensibly to increase his speed and reaction time at the largely instinctual nickel spot, but also showing extreme dedication and desire to make his senior season really count. I think he will make it count...to the tune of an all-conference season, but first he'll have to hold off relative newcomers Jonathan Brown and Dextrell Simmons. The race for starter will likely go into the final weeks of camp, but ultimately, I think it's White's job to lose. I think that the eventual pecking order will go White, Brown, Simmons—with Simmons possibly even taking a redshirt for the year along with true frosh Corey Bell. White should have in the neighborhood of 60–70 tackles on the year and I think will contribute heavily on special teams as well. White's time has finally come...watch closely.

Completely made up fact

Hunter White got his name, not because his father was an avid outdoorsman...but rather because he was a huge fan of Fred Dryer.

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