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Boise State roster countdown 2017: Day 21, Ryan Wolpin

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I’m pretty excited about today. I have been taking Saturday and Wednesday posts for the majority of the countdown, and it just so happens that today is one of my favorite players, #21 Ryan Wolpin! YAAASSS

#21, Ryan Wolpin, RS Senior, RB

Stats

Height: 5’ 8”

Weight: 195 lbs. (+6lbs)

High School: Santa Margarita High School, Santa Margarita, CA/Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

How'd he get to The Blue™?

Wolpin walked on to the Broncos after a season at Northern Colorado. He quickly made a name for himself, earning Scout Special Teams Player of the Year.

Nickname

“Whoppin’”

I felt like this one was kind of natural.

Look-a-like

Actor/singer Jacob Artist

Career highlights

After redshirting in 2014, Wolpin racked up 155 yards on 25 carries behind Ajayi and McNichols in 2015 and 39 yards on 13 carries last year.

He was a standout DB and RB at Santa Margarita, rushing for 1,368 yards on 203 carries as a senior, garnering first-team All-Trinity League honors.

2017 prospectus

Even two nights ago, Harsin said the RB position is anything but locked down, paraphrasing of course.

Mattison is assumed to be the starter, and almost all signs point to that being the case, but every RB we have on the roster is hungry, Wolpin included.

Wolpin has shown plenty of grit and determination when he gets the ball. Multiple times he kept pushing well beyond when I thought he’d go down. He’s an incredibly tough and physical player and I very much expect him to get plenty of carries this season.

Is he on Twitter?

Yes he is. He’s a very respectful young man, too.

Completely made up fact

While he might not be the biggest running back, he set the record in high school for “number of defensive players taken off their feet” with 78 in a season. When he got the ball, he didn’t mess around.