Just 83 days until the Broncos kick off football season, so today we'll take a look at #83 on the Boise State roster—David McKinzie
#83, David McKinzie, Junior, WR
Weight: 174 lbs. (+7)
High School: Princeton High School, Princeton, TX
How'd he get to The Blue™?
Mckinzie joined the Broncos with the other 2013 true frosh as a walk-on wide receiver after a decent prep career in Texas. As a senior, Mckinzie earned a spot on the Texas 3A All-District 12 Second Team after hauling in 52 catches for 900 yards and nine touchdowns. As a junior, he caught 48 passes for an even 800 yards and 7 TDs. Not bad numbers at all...especially in talent-rich Texas. Along with two letters in football, he also lettered three times a piece in both basketball and track.
Again, this just seems like a logical choice.
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Appeared in one game for the Broncos in 2015. Named to the Texas 3A All-District 12 Second Team as a senior. Caught 48 passes for 800 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior. Elected class president (defeating—among others—Donald Trump).
McKinzie appeared in one game last season (Idaho State), and it was a blowout...so one could make the argument that when McKinzie plays the Broncos win big. Of course, one could also make the argument that McKinzie played because the Broncos were winning big. Whether you're a glass half full or half empty sort of person probably determines your stance on this important matter, but what is clear is that McKinzie has been seldom-used thus far in his Bronco career, but what isn't clear is if things will stay that way.
McKinzie has my utmost respect for sticking things out as a walk-on. It's not an easy row to hoe, and the contributions are harder for the casual fans to see. But make no mistake, McKinzie is contributing—on the practice field, in the film room, on special teams. Wherever he can. That's admirable even if it's undesirable. McKinzie—like everyone else—wants to be on the field and getting reps, and just because we don't immediately see a path to playing time for him doesn't mean there isn't one. He's not going to supplant stalwarts like Chaz Anderson or Thomas Sperbeck, and he's likely not a leading contender for that highly sought WR3 opening, but I still see his role expanding in 2016 and think we'll see him land on some special teams units as well. It takes all sorts to make a football team successful, and sometimes even the non-marquee guys are key cogs in the blue and orange machine.
Is he on Twitter?
The Eagles one of the greatest bands ever— David Mckinzie (@DavidMckinzie1) February 16, 2016
Yes, but he is using it to spread LIES.
Completely made up fact
McKinzie is so proud of his rich Scottish heritage that he sometimes wears a kilt on the practice squad.