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Boise State numerical roster countdown 2016: Day 6, Chaz Anderson

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Less than a week remains until FOOOOOTBAAAWL, so today let's look at #6 on the Boise State roster—Chaz Anderson

#6, Chaz Anderson, Senior, WR

Chazzy

Stats

Height: 5'10"

Weight: 193 lbs. (+7)

High School: Loyola High School, Los Angeles, CA

How'd he get to The Blue™?

Recruited as a defensive back, Anderson was a second team all-state selection as a senior and a first team All-Serra League performer. His final season saw him register 22 tackles and a PBU way back in 2011. Anderson shone on offense at Loyola as well, racking up 356 yards receiving on just 14 receptions (a 25 YPC average). As a junior, Anderson made 11 grabs for 123 yards and logged 2 INTs on defense. As it seems is the case more and more lately, Anderson chose the Broncos over an offer from San Diego State.

Nickname

"Chazzy"

I mean, it's basically his twitter handle, so I'm feeling extra lazy today.

Look-a-like

Mosley

We've said for years that he looks like boxer Sugar Shane Mosley, and well...neither of their faces has really changed so...

Career highlights

Appeared in 13 games for the Broncos in 2015 and hauled in 3 touchdowns. Appeared in all 14 games on Boise State's 2014 slate. Appeared in nine games for Broncos in 2013 as a backup defender and special teamer. Two-year letter-winner in football and track and field. First team all-league and second team all-state performer as a senior.

2016 prospectus

It's been kind of a crazy career for Chaz Anderson. He came in as a defensive back and actually played in 9 games as a redshirt freshman at the position. That following offseason, the new staff switched him to wide receiver and by the time the first game of his sophomore season rolled around (Ole Miss), he was already pencilled in as a starter. That sophomore season was nearly one for the record books for the converted defensive back, as he became the true deep threat the Broncos had been sorely lacking. His 21.7 yards/catch in 2014 stands as the 4th best average in school history and his junior year looked to be more of the same. Well, it was and it wasn't. His number of catches—as you'd expect—doubled (42), and his YPC average—as you'd expect—dropped (13.8). Anderson was still the Broncos best deep threat in 2015, but his play was largely overshadowed by Thomas Sperbeck, who set a single-season receiving yards record. Anderson also struggled in a few contests last season and dropped a few more passes than he caught. That's certainly fixable, and we know that Anderson has the experience and the chops to get the job done. If he puts it all together this season, he can be a very scary prospect for opposing secondaries.

I love Anderson's heart, determination, and attitude. Some don't eagerly accept a new role on their teams, but Anderson has slid wherever the coaching staff has asked him to—with a smile. In his final season in blue, I think we'll see Anderson return to his big-play ways—he's bigger, stronger, and smarter. Best of all, he lines up across one of the best route-runners in the country in Thomas Sperbeck. Sperbeck is no longer a secret, and defenses are sure to try to key on him...that just means the speedy Anderson has that many more one-on-one matchups to exploit...and exploit he will for a banner year as a Bronco.

Is he on Twitter?

Yes, and he's putting out a call to all bibliophiles.

Completely made up fact

To improve his catching ability this offseason, Anderson did a lot of drills but also read the books Catch-22 and The Catcher in the Rye. His catching prowess improved marginally, but he's now kinda depressed.