Man this countdown has flown by the past few weeks. Today, we check in with a player nearing the end of his time here on the Blue: #21, Jack Fields.
#21, Jack Fields, Senior, RB
Weight: 194 lbs
High School: Americas High School, El Paso, TX
How'd he get to the Blue™?
By straight up demolishing everything on the field in Texas. I’m not talking just a little bit. Jack ended his career at Americas with 4,751 rushing yards on 656 carries. That’s 7.2 yards per carry. Over a three year span. In Texas. Let that sink in. Fields attracted a lot of attention his senior year, including Oregon and Texas A&M. Unfortunately for them, Jack had already committed to Boise State and is a man of his word. He was listed as a 3-star recruit by Scout, Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports.
Just go watch his high school tape. Go on, I’ll wait.
Boxer Sam Langford
Jack was a 3-year starter at Americas. He carried 280 times for 2,478 yards and 25 touchdowns his senior year. He was named El Paso Times MVP, I-5A co-MVP and second-team all-state. His junior year he rushed 220 times for 1,698 yards and 18 touchdowns, earning him honorable mention all-state, first-team all-city and first-team all-district. His sophomore season he rushed 160 times for 960 yards and 9 touchdowns, earning him the team’s MVP award on offense. At Boise State, his numbers were a little more modest. During his true freshman campaign, he rushed 43 times for 135 yards. His sophomore year, he rushed 46 times for 139 yards and a touchdown and was named to the Fall 2013 Academic All-Mountain West team. Last year, he rushed 11 times for 31 yards. Jack has mostly been overshadowed by the now departed Jay Ajayi, and unfortunately didn’t make the best of his opportunities. Here’s hoping he can step up his game and finish his career as a Bronco with a bang!
With Ajayi gone, the position for starter is wide open…sort of. The consensus seems to be that Jeremy McNichols will be the main guy in the backfield, but heavily supported by the rest of the RBs. This is definitely Jack’s best, and final, opportunity to shine on the Blue. I know for a fact that the Young brothers will throw their hat in the ring, Devan Demas will want to seize his opportunity, and Ryan Wolpin didn’t look too shabby in the spring game. Jack now has the opportunity before him, but it remains to be seen what he does with it.
Is he on Twitter?
I’m not finding him on there, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t!
Completely made up fact
Jack is a big fan fishing, but not with a rod and reel. That’s right, Jack is on the noodling circuit and is starting to turn some heads.