We've got 88 days until the much anticipated home opener for Boise State. Let's go with a different type of receiver. A tight end!! — Jake Roh
#88, Jake Roh, RS Sophomore, TE
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 219 lbs
High School: Chaparral High School, Scottsdale, AZ
How'd he get to the Blue™?
Roh was a two-way standout at Chaparral High School where he starred as both a linebacker and wide receiver. In Roh's senior season, he caught 72 passes for 805 yards and 13 TDs and was even more impressive in his junior outing, where he had 922 receiving yards on just 49 receptions and (18.8 YPC) and 17 TDs. Defensively, Roh was well-known as well, with 72 stops and 4 INTs in his senior season alone. Besides Boise State; Arizona, Duke, Iowa, Nevada, Oregon State, San Diego State and Washington State all offered the talented athlete...but Roh chose Boise State after narrowing his options down to the Broncos and Hawkeyes.
He-Roh? Full disclosure: Drew thought of this and not his second grader.
Man of Steel actor Henry Cavill
Appeared in all fourteen games in the 2014 season for the Broncos with eleven starts. Fourth on the team in in receptions with 35 and sixth in receiving yards with 408 with a pair of touchdowns. This was good enough for All-MWC honorable mention.
A quick flashback to the Jake Roh of last year and one can almost say Drew was seeing the future. Ask and ye shall receive. Literally. The tight end position received a much needed injection in to the Boise State offense. How do we know? Just compare the the 2013 season to 2014. In 2013 Hardee, Peters, and Linehan had a COMBINED reception total of 14. Jake Roh in 2014? 35. One tight end (albeit a stud tight end) had more than double the production than the year previous. And, as Drew correctly put it, we don't care one iota. As far as receptions are concerned, the ball didn't necessarily get spread around, Holden Huff was the only other TE that got receptions, with ten. Which is still pretty impressive considering if we were to combine the two years, he would still be in second with total receptions (as another point of reference the 2012 season had 21 receptions between four TEs). Just based purely on math (done in my head) the previous coaching staff would start billing the TEs for receptions. Don't bother looking that up. Just trust me.
So what does that mean for the position in the next year? Well, Boise State is, unfortunately, having to break in ANOTHER offensive coordinator and QB coach. BUT GUESS WHAT POSITION HE COACHED RIGHT BEFORE THAT?! Again, based on math and deductive reasoning, the TE group will lead the receiving corps in receptions. No need to look that up. Book it. On a real note, look to the new starting QB to look for his safety outlet in the big TE who will be conveniently open. Look for Mr. Roh to have an even better season than the 2014. Hopefully the TE production will also include the others on the roster. Having many options for a new starting QB to throw to will take pressure off everyone.
Is he on Twitter?
Completely made up fact
While it does say "Undeclared" for Jake Roh's current major, it has been documented that his work in thermodynamic interstellar physics has been revolutionizing the academic world. It is mostly being used to create the world's first Blizzard machine to be used in space. But still.