We've got 96 days until Boise State opens against Washington, so let's keep the defensive line rolling -- Elliot Hoyte
#96, Elliot Hoyte, RS Junior, DT
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 271 lbs
High School: Ivybridge CC
How'd he get to the Blue™?
Hoyte is an imported product from our friends across the pond, England. He played for the British American Football National League while in high school and made first-team All-Europe. Apparently he enjoys playing for teams who "don't get no respect" as his former coach was Paul Dangerfield (I assume him and Rodney were brothers). Hoyte came to Boise State via an association with Chase Baker. Seeing as how Boise State was the only offer (per Rivals) it is no wonder that he accepted. Though coming from England he does have a familial pedigree with the American game as Hoyte's father, Nigel Hoyte, played for the London Monarchs.
Knighthood HAS to have some perks.
Jordan Peele as Elipses Corter
Appeared in all fourteen games in 2014. Notched sixteen tackles, three and a half sacks and four tackles for loss. An assisted sack for a safety against Utah State (which was the first safety since 2009).
I am not sure enough can be said about the defensive line with all the returning talent and the potential with "new" guys. Just naming the other talented defensive tackles is an exercise in name recognition: Mataele, Ash, Horn, Taimatuia, Semons, Turner, Nance, and Boles. The rotation will be ridiculous and having fresh legs should not be a problem. One potential downer to the rotation is that no one player may get mind-blowing numbers. I am certainly fine with that. I would hope that the players are as well. Hoyte could find himself the third in a three deep rotation but, late in the third quarter in a close game, being able to contribute with no drop off is going to be invaluable.
Is he on Twitter?
Fiesta Bowl Champs!— Elliot Hoyte (@elliothoyte) January 1, 2015
Completely made up fact
Hoyte had originally been accepted, and planned on going, to Hogwarts. But realizing that his ailurophobia could be a problem, he decided to go the muggle route instead. Good thing for Boise State!