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Boise State roster countdown 2018: Day 16, Chase Cord

16 days until the Broncos enter the Alabama swamps to take on the Troy Trojans. Speaking of which...the current bearer of the #16 jersey, John Hightower was highlighted allllll the way back on day 94 of the countdown, so today we’ll have to improvise and give someone a temporary jersey. Because he’s double-booked at the #10 spot with Kekoa Nawahine, today, we’re going to have to shoehorn in #10 Chase Cord.

#16 (#10, really), Chase Cord, RS Freshman, QB


Height: 6’ 2”

Weight: 206 lbs. (+10)

High School: Sunrise Mountain HS, Peoria, AZ

How’d he get to The Blue™?

Chase was listed as a 3-star recruit by all major recruiting sites and the 21st best QB in the nation according to ESPN. He passed on offers from Utah, Oregon State, Illinois, Iowa State, Colorado, a number of Ivy League schools, and a smattering of MW teams to play for the Broncos.



A frayed cord is the most dangerous cord (electric or bungee), so this is the toughest pun-based nickname I could think of.


Peak Jason Priestley hair

Career highlights

Gee, where do I start? Oh, maybe the fact that Chase set the Arizona all-time touchdown pass record with 137 in his career.

As a senior, he had 149 completions in 249 attempts for 2,721 yards and 38 TDs against just 5 INTs. For his career, he had 528 completions in 829 attempts for 9,493 yards, 137 TDs and a paltry 20 interceptions. He also had 391 rush attempts for 2,393 yards and another 38 TDs. Those kind of stats earned him district and section Offensive Player of the Year, first-team all-league and honorable mention all-state both his junior and senior years.

2018 prospectus

Maybe it’s the fact that Boise State already dealt with 2018 QB-commit drama and have received a 2019 quarterback commit of some note...but it seems like Cord has been on campus longer than he really has. Maybe add in the fact that he seems wise-beyond-his-years and so calm running the second team as reasons that the redshirt frosh seems like a man more “advanced” in years, but it should give you all a degree of comfort that Cord—who we haven’t even seen in a live game—seems so ready to take the reins of the Boise State offense.

Of course, Brett Rypien is the man for one more season...but Cord should get to play the Montell Cozart role this season (and I’m not talking about the shovel pass to a WSU linebacker part). Remember, Cord rushed for nearly 2,500 yards in his prep career and while I don’t know if he has the top-end speed of a Grant Hedrick...he can move when he gets a head of steam. You might recall him housing a QB keeper in the spring game (to the tune of 67 yards). He can throw the ball a bit too...with almost 9,500 in that epic prep career and also showed off that arm in the spring game. I fully expect see Cord on the field this season in certain packages and game situations (over Jaylon Henderson, most likely)...and he should be the man to beat for the 2019 QB duties. He’ll have to withstand a lot of talent to land that role, but he’s battled adversity before.

Is he on Twitter?

Yes, and he has me feeling this tweet on a personal level

Completely made up fact

Cord collects cords. So far, the prize piece in his collection is the cord from a 1983 Curtis Mathes console television. According to Beckett’s cord price guide, it’s worth “about $1.50”