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Boise State roster countdown 2019: Day 50, Nicholai Pitman

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Halfway home and plenty of gas left in the tank. Let’s roll.—Nicholai Pitman

#50, Nicholai Pitman, Senior, LS

Stats

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 218 lbs.

High School: Timberline High School, Boise, ID

How’d he get to The BlueTM?

“Li’l Pit” is a walk-on with connections, as his pop is currently in charge of strength & conditioning and a little bit of torture for the Broncos. In high school up the road, Pitman helped his Timberline squad to the 5A State Playoffs as a junior and senior and also competed in both shot put and discus for the Timberline track team. Pitman was on the SIC Academic honors list as a senior.

Nickname

”Pit”

Someone must carry the torch.

Look-alike

Former Bronco b-ball threemaster, Jeff Elorriaga

Career highlights

Appeared in 12 games for the Broncos in 2018 as a long snapper. Appeared in 13 games for the Broncos in 2017. Appeared in one game for the Broncos as a freshman in 2016. Helped Timberline reach 5A state playoffs in 2014 and 2015.

2019 Prospectus

Long snapping isn’t necessarily my area of expertise, nor is it generally a fan favorite position, but we saw last season just how important special teams are...and frankly, we’ve seen how important they are a little too much for my taste in the last decade as Bronco fans. The bottom line is this: Pitman has all sorts of experience in long snapping, so should be considered one of the favorites to retain those duties in his senior year. I’d have to go over special teams with a fine-toothed comb to determine if any of our ST woes last season can be laid at the feet of ANY of our snappers, but you win and lose as a team and I’m sure there is blame to be shared. It IS the coaches jobs to break out that aforementioned fine-toothed comb, so I’m sure as they try to fix what’s broken, they’ll tweak the snapping as they see fit. When special teams struggle...it’s the pits.

Is he on Twitter?

Yep, but it’s on lockdown like a penitentiaryyyyyyy (@nic10pit)

Completely made up fact

Over the summer, Pitman learned a new snapping technique from Thanos...but was quickly told by Kent Riddle to forget it.