We've got just 52 days until kickoff, so today I'll highlight the player that wears #52 on the Boise State roster—Andrew Terceck
#52, Andrew Tercek, RS Freshman, OL
Weight: 276 lbs.
High School: East Central High School, San Antonio, TX
How'd he get to The Blue?
Tercek was a four-year starter at East Central High School, where he played 3 years at tackle and one at center. Tercek garnered first team all-district honors in his last two seasons at ECHS, and two honorable-mention nods following his freshman and sophomore campaigns. As a senior, Tercek was also named honorable-mention to the all-state team and was named to the Class 5A Super Team. Rated a 3-star prospect by Scout.com and the #21 rated center in the country, Tercek had offers from Army, Nevada, North Texas and Rice.
Toughest nickname I could think of.
Colt Brooks? This one's a toughie.
Four-year letterman at East Central High School. First team all-district in 2012 at center. First team all-district in 2011 at left tackle. Honorable mention all-district in 2010 at left tackle. Honorable mention all-district at left tackle in 2009. Placed first in track and field in the discus event at districts as a junior and senior. Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Barring injury, Tercek is playing this year...but that's about all we really know. Recruited to play the center position, Tercek appeared to have a pretty clear path to a starting gig with the departure of Matt Paradis. Instead, the new coaching staff moved arguably our best guard, Marcus Henry to center whilst Tercek languished on the sidelines this Spring with an undisclosed injury (Center's Thumb?). Now it looks like the Henry experiment may become permanent, so where does that leave Tercek? Good question, Drew! Well, I still think Tercek is long for the center position and will most likely supplant Mason Hampton and Kellen Buhr—who practiced there during Spring Camp—for the 2 spot come Fall. Of course, there's also the possibility that Henry is deemed too valuable at guard to move, which would put Tercek in the proverbial catbyrd seat (named after former center Thomas Catbyrd). The thinness of the line this season should give Tercek plenty of opportunity to play...and maybe even out of his "natural" position. This could be a net positive for the young Texan and I think his contributing days have only just begun.
Completely made up fact
Tercek has a pet armadillo named Greg.