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Boise State roster countdown 2019: Day 34, Robert Mahone

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We’re over halfway through the 30s and just over a month away from the glory that is Bronco football. We’re refreshing our memories today on #34 Robert Mahone. Let’s get to it.

#34, Robert Mahone, RS Junior, RB

Stats

Height: 5’ 10”

Weight: 216 lbs (+6 lbs)

High School: Prosper High School, Prosper, TX

How’d he get to The BlueTM?

While only being listed as a 2-star recruit, Mahone had a very respectable offer list, including Houston, SMU, ULM, UTSA, Arkansas State, Colorado State, UNM and interest from Arkansas. He passed on those and chose to be a Bronco.

Nickname

”Mahoney”

I can’t let Drew down and deviate from this.

Look-alike

Martin Lawrence

Career highlights

Last season for the Broncos, Mahone had 32 carries for 128 yards and 12 receptions for 89 yards. That’s good for 4 yards per attempt. He has 67 carries for 243 yards and a touchdown as a Bronco and I expect that to increase with the departure of Mattison.

Robert finished his senior season at Prosper with 125 carries for 1,172 yards and 16 TDs, earning him first-team All-District 10-5A. He earned first-team All-District 10-5A as a junior as well.

2019 Prospectus

2019 will be a very interesting year for running backs. AVB is getting a lot of press as the heir apparent to Mattison. With 4-stars George Holani and Keeghan Duncan both coming in, and sleeper Danny Smith also on the roster, Boise looks poised to have an embarrassment of riches at the RB position.

Mahone has the most experience of any of the backs, being the most senior and having spent the most time with the play book. AVB got the majority of the carries after Mattison last season. Smith will be coming off a red shirt as well.

I think the consensus is that AVB earns the majority of the reps, but it will be more of a RB-by-committee situation this season. Now how much will Mahone be sharing those carries with the rest, who knows really at this point. Mahone has shown plenty of flashes that he can get it done, bit AVB has as well. Another interesting point is most all of our running backs are over 200 lbs, save for Holani, who was listed at 193 lbs by 247 during his recruitment. He could very well be over 200 upon arrival. Keeghan was listed at 220 lbs and could come in over that, which would be crazy. Right now AVB is our biggest back, listed at 6’ and 220 lbs. Mahone is 5’ 10” and 216 lbs while Smith is 6’ and 211 lbs. We’ll certainly have some power in the backfield.

Is he on Twitter?

He is, but his tweets are protected.

Completely made up fact

Robert felt slighted as he had a burgeoning R&B career going while in high school. He had to put it on hold while he went to college and another artist copied his name. Once he’s finished with football, he does have plans to release an album as Post Mahone.