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Numerical Roster Countdown 2012: Day 58, Robert Ash

It's July 3rd and I'm off to buy some fireworks. Sparklers and black snakes are pretty manly, right?

We've got 58 days until today we'll be taking a look at #58 on the Boise State roster —Robert Ash

#58, Robert Ash, RS Freshman, DT



Height: 6'3"

Weight: 280 lbs.

High School: Cosumnes Oaks High School, Elk Grove, CA

How'd he get to The Blue™?

By being awesome. Natch. Ash was a standout defensive end for the Wolfpack and was a two-time all-conference first-teamer. Ash's senior year also saw him land second-team All-Sac County honors after he finished the year with 41 tackles, 10 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and a blocked field goal. Besides his Bronco offer, Ash also drew offers from Cal Poly, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon State, San Diego State, UCLA, Washington, and Washington State.


"Kickin' Trash"

I have no idea what this means...but hey, it rhymes!



Clarence Clemons in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

Career highlights

Named team captain as a junior and senior. Received Wolf Pack award as a senior.

2012 prospectus

Ash came in as a bit of a tweener. He mainly played defensive end in high school (and quite well), but as soon as he arrived on campus, there were rumblings that he'd be moving inside...mainly because his frame looked like it would hold up well to adding some bulk and also because...well, we needed some DTs. Ash should be a good one, when all is said and done and should play alongside classmate Jeff Worthy for the next 4 years on the interior D-line. Both Worthy and Ash were highly-touted recruits that the Broncos beat out a host of AQ programs for and this year we'll get to see a little of why they had a host of schools breathing down their necks. As I've laid out before, it looks the first guys into combat at DT will be Mike Atkinson and Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe, with Greg Grimes likely close behind. Next to Grimes, however is basically an empty that will be filled by either Ash, Worthy, David Cushing, or Elliot Hoyte. Hoyte is the rawest of the bunch and I assume he'll redshirt (I've been wrong before...don't tell my wife that). Cushing is a senior, and I think will get mainly garbage snaps. Worthy and Ash...the "Winn and Baker" of the future will probably be battling each other this Fall for 2nd level snaps on the line. I think it'll be a fun race to watch. Of course, Fall Camp could always throw the depth chart into a tizzy and we could see both redshirts play an equal amount of snaps this year...but I think next year will really be the year that both come into their own. This year, Ash will play a good amount and get good preparation to assume the mantle of a starter in 2013.

Completely made up rankings

Ash rankings:

1) Williams

2) Robert

3) Wednesday

4) Arthur (e)

98) Cigarette

99) -ton Kutcher