My how time flies. With 19 days to go until we have some college football relief, let us talk about the guy who wears #19 on the roster.—Sean Wale
#19, Sean Wale, RS Junior, Punter
Height: 6' 2"
High School: La Habra HS, La Habra, CA
How'd he get to the Blue™?
Mr. Wale was first-team all-area, first-team All-CIF and first-team all-county as a senior after going 9-of-12 on field goals, with a long of 52 yards and averaging 47.5 yards a punt. Was all-area as a junior, going 8-of-11 on field goals and was 9-of-10 as a sophomore. Was a member of the Chris Sailer kicking Top 12 as a sophomore and junior. Wale also held an offer from Navy.
"The Great White"
Because, well, Wale.
Wale is the real Slim Shady.
The team's number one punter in 2014. Punted 66 times for 2,773 yards (42 yard average) and averaging 4.7 punts per game. Five touchbacks, 30 fair catches, 20 punts inside the 20 yard line, and 14 punts for over 50 yards with his longest at 63 yards. Was a two time Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.
Wale served as the co-starter at punter for Boise State in 2013, averaging 41.5 yards per punt that included a a 63-yarder against Colorado State and a 62-yarder against BYU. He also finished the year being named Fall 2013 Academic All-Mountain West. Back during his prep days, he was named First Team all-area, All-CIF, and all-county in 2011. Member of Chris Sailer Kicking Top 12. Member of honor roll and Football Foundation Hall of Fame.
With all due respect to Mr. Wale, but he is one of playerson the roster that I do not necessarily want to have fantastic stats outside of great academic recognition. Because University of Idaho football-level type success for this position is most definitely not a desired outcome. Upon further inspection, any particular thing the UI is successful at on the football field, Boise State probably does not want to be within any sort of distance. UI is bad at football. Interestingly enough he only had three punts at Air Force. My guess is arm-punts are charted differently.
An interesting comparison though: Per ESPN Boise State had 68 punt attempts last year. Idaho? Only 44 attempts. Even Alabama had more attempts than Idaho with 55. This could be symptomatic of the effectiveness of each team's defense? The Boise State defensive creates more opportunities for the offense to have the ball? Whereas Idaho does not have the opportunities because the opposing team just literally scores on each possession? Important note: Idaho only played 11 games last season due to the cancelled Florida game. That is a four punts per game average. Let's face it, no way is Idaho ever really going to have more than 12 games in a season. Give Idaho that Florida game, they could have easily had eight more punts added to their repertoire. The Broncos had three more games than Idaho. Give Idaho more games to get more punts and those numbers would probably be a whole lot closer.
Being the only athlete on the online roster with the P designation, the guess is he is the man. And I suppose if the Broncos are going to have to have a player who has this particular skill set, might as well have a guy who is not only good at it, but is also really smart. Wale will, unfortunately, get his numbers. Maybe the offense could, well, score next year instead of racking up 66 punts?
Is he on Twitter?
Yes. A plant connoisseur.
Not the German Shepherd guard dog Ive always wanted, but this brutal killer will suffice. Still working on a name tho pic.twitter.com/ifwDxdKZCh— Sean Wale (@Seanwale) July 13, 2015
Completely NOT Made Up Fact
Do not ask him to flower-sit for you.
R.I.P Not just a great plant, but a great friend. You are in Venus Fly trap heaven now. 7/12/15 - 8/3/15— Sean Wale (@Seanwale) August 3, 2015