There are just 87 days between us and Bronco football, so today we'll take a look at the player currently wearing the #87 on the Bronco roster—Dusty Fisher
#87, Dusty Fisher, RS Freshman, WR
Weight: 179 lbs.
High School: Douglas High School, Douglas, NV
How'd he get to The Blue™?
He walked on this Spring. Quite stealthily I might add. Fisher was a two-sport standout at Nevada's Douglas High School, excelling on both the gridiron and the diamond. As a senior, Fisher was named All-Region and All-State after hauling in 15 TD passes and recording over 1,000 receiving yards. As as junior, Fisher had 530 receiving yards and caught 5 TDs. Fisher was all-region as a center fielder as a senior. Rumor has it that Fisher was offered a walk-on spot at Nevada, but plans fell through during the coaching upheaval. He attended Boise State last year, but without playing football—effectively a grayshirt.
The American Dream is still alive. Amazingly.
This corporate stock image I found.
Named All-Region and All-State as a senior at Douglas in 2012. Named All-Region in baseball in 2012.
If you've never heard of Dusty Fisher, don't feel bad…I hadn't either. Or I had, but forgot…I mean, it's not like his name is Tennessee Su'esu'e or anything. However, after doing the requisite research on Fisher (more research than a "known" player might require), it appears that he's a kid worth a good long look. Fisher was no slouch at Douglas High in Nevada during his two years playing varsity for the school. In fact, Fisher broke numerous receiving records at the school and racked up over 1,500 yards and 20 TDs in his two-year varsity prep career. At 6'2", Fisher has good size…and if his reported 4.48 40 time boasted on his Hudl profile is accurate…has a nice set of wheels as well. The Broncos have a solid set of WRs heading into 2014, including senior Matt Miller—a likely draft pick at season's end, and Shane Williams-Rhodes—who may be used as a more "traditional" wideout this year. Behind them, the Broncos have a lot of talent, but unproven talent. Versatile redshirt Tanner Shipley, sophomore Thomas Sperbeck and junior Troy Ware are all vying for the 3rd receiver slot, and of course, a handful more will fill out the two-deep. So, while Fisher has a lot of competition, which will only increase going into Fall Camp, you just can't count him out based on the Broncos history with walk-ons. Remember, Tyler Shoemaker was a walk-on, and one of our biggest receiving weapons during the Kellen Moore era. Vinny Perretta was a walk-on WR as well, and one Bronco fans remember fondly. So, while Fisher's road will be difficult, injuries, attrition, or just plain performance could get him in the mix, so watch him carefully to see where he lands. If the WR depth is too much for him to overcome, he can always contribute in other ways…special teamier ways.
Is he on Twitter?
I have no idea.
Completely made up fact
Fisher's family did not invent nuts, but they did revolutionize the mixing of nuts.
Mixed by skilled artisans in the Fisher family for over 150 years.