The last day of the 60s guys. Can you believe it? I certainly can't. The 60s ends on a good note with a local boy, #60 Kellen Buhr.
#60, Kellen Buhr, RS Senior, OT
Weight: 293lbs (-2)
High School: Capital High School, Boise, ID
How'd he get to the Blue™?
Well he didn't have to travel far. The Blue was in his backyard, so he just went out the back door and found home, or his home away from home, rather.
He seems to have a new haircut every year.
He had a glowing career at Capital High. As a senior, he was named first-team All-Southern Idaho Conference and first-team All-State, played in the East-West Shrine game and was named Capital High School's Male Athlete of the Year. As a junior he was second-team All-SIC and Capital High School Outstanding Offensive Lineman. At Boise State, the majority of his time has been spent on special teams. He is, however, a two-time recipient of the MW Scholar Athlete Award and has been on the MW All-Academic team for the last two years.
2016 stands to be a great year for a lot of players. While the OL has quiet a few bodies available, Kellen has had plenty of experience with the playbook and understands the program. While he might not end up in the starting line-up, the opportunity is there, and at minimum, he may see some time on the 2-deep. With the graduation of Marcus Henry, Rees Odhiambo and Jerhen Ertel, he has a chance to move up the ladder.
Most of his time has been spent on special teams, and while that might not be glamorous to some, that's meaningful play time every game. Averill, Hampton, Baggett and Yakoo most likely have spots locked up. Will Adams has a ton of experience playing at a high level in the SEC, so he could very well lock up that last spot as a starter. Lewis, Urquhart and Buhr have the next most experience outside of that group, whether that be on field time or experience with the team. That isn't to say that a young buck couldn't come in a shake things up. If the opportunity presents itself, it's up to Kellen, or anyone else for that matter, to take it.
Is he on Twitter?
He is indeed on Twitter, but he is not an active Tweeter, as it were. He prefers to lurk in the shadows and RT to his heart's content. Give him a follow @Kellbuhr.
Completely made up fact
Kellen grew up with a severe case of lachanophobia after a broccoli accident. He has worked tirelessly to overcome his fear, and with the help of his teammates and a carrot intervention, he now eats a well balanced diet.