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The passing of a Bronco legend

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The Bronco family lost an all-time great the other day with the passing of receiving legend Don Hutt. Hutt was elected to the Bronco Athletics Hall of Fame in 1984 after a sterling Bronco career that saw him set reception records that only recently fell. Hutt was a local product, starring at Boise's Borah High before earning honorable mention All-America honors for the Broncos in 1971 and first-team All-America honors in 1972 and '73. Hutt set career marks in receptions (189) and receiving yards (2,728) that stood until Austin Pettis and Ryan Ikebe broke them, respectively (Matt Miller has since taken possession of the receptions record and Titus Young owns the yardage mark). Hutt's younger brother Terry is also in the Bronco Hall of Fame. Don was 62.

Don Hutt

(Courtesy Varsity B club)

Hutt was definitely before my time, but obviously his legacy has loomed large at Boise State. If you are of the older set and have some personal Hutt stories, I'd love to hear them.