Welcome to Late Night with OBNUG O’Brien, the football talkshow for writers who procrastinate their assignments until the last possible minute! Today, our guest is an absolute unit, one of the thicc-est of bois:
#66, Ben Dooley, Redshirt Freshman, Offensive Line
High School: Churchill County HS (Fallon, NV)
How’d he get to the Blue™?
Ben Dooley was an August 2018 commit for the Broncos. A three-star recruit and the #11 overall prospect out of Nevada, he had a solid selection of regional offers, but settled on Boise State. After signing his NLI, Dooley enrolled at Boise State in July 2019, and then redshirted his freshman year.
Most definitely not Howser MD, think more like a dancefloor. Doogie nights!
Our lookalike computer still thinks Ben is a dead ringer for Taron Egerton, even moreso with his official headshot and suit.
While O-line highlights are sparse in general, Ben redshirted his first year with the Broncos, and thus film on him is slim. However, his Hudl has some highschool highlights worth noting.
Trying to predict a freshman is hard, as is trying to predict linemen. A freshman lineman? Fuhgeddaboudit. We all know how last season went for the line, and that we lost some major pieces to graduation and draft. There’s a healthy crop of returning players with experience, and a lot of unproven guys. It’s hard to say how Mr. Dooley fits in to the overall picture exactly, but since coming to BSU he’s gone from 279lbs to 310lbs, which is no easy feat even for big boys. It seems safe to project him as a backup until he can get some snaps and playtime under his belt, but anything can happen. 6’5” 310lbs is a beastly lineman body if he can play, and we’re all for Ben becoming the next dominant trench force.
Is he on Twitter?
Most definitely. He’s pretty quiet, however, so don’t expect a lively follow.
Completely made up fact
Ben is known to be one of the sharpest dressers on the team, despite his large frame. He’s particularly proud of his expansive collection of cufflinks, and has obtained a set from every opponent Boise State beats.