We are officially over halfway through the countdown and today we highlight a local standout and who doesn’t love a Boise kid? Let’s check in on #49, Dylan Herberg.
#49, Dylan Herberg, RS Sophomore, STUD
Height: 6’ 2”
Weight: 232 lbs (+21 lbs)
High School: Timberline High School, Boise, ID
How’d he get to the Blue™?
You can’t get a lot closer to Boise State than Timberline High School. 2.3 miles from Timberline campus to Albertsons Stadium, to be exact.
I dig it! Fun nickname for a fun kid.
Last season he played in 12 total games, a solid contribution from a red shirt freshman, especially considering the talent accompanying him on the roster. He made one sack and 3 tackles, with the sack coming against New Mexico.
Dylan had a stellar career at Timberline, finishing his senior season with a whopping 105 tackles, 5 interceptions and an impressive 15 tackles for loss. FIFTEEN. That resumé earned him a spot on the Idaho 5A First Team Defense and All-Southern Idaho Conference First Team.
While Dylan is a walk-on, we all know that if there is a place a walk-on and earn an opportunity to contribute, it’s at Boise State. With a season of seeing the field under his belt, he’s gained some much needed experience, while shadowing a future NFL player in Curtis Weaver.
There is no fast track to starting at STUD. Despite the early departure of Weaver, there is a plethora of talent at the position. Veteran graduate Sam Whitney will be back from injury after earning a 6th year of eligibility. Fellow red shirt sophomore Demitri Washington saw a bit more of the field than Herberg did, and freshman Isiah Bagnah and Casey Kline will be looking to etch out time for themselves. It remains to be seen if anyone from the 2020 class will end up at STUD, but rest assured they, too, will be looking to get onto the field.
Herberg has a solid path to playtime, but he’ll have plenty of competition. His effort this summer and fall will define that path moving forward.
Is he on Twitter?
Keeping it real!
Haha you must be joking right??? https://t.co/uiWczMUytB— Dylan Herberg (@DylanHerberg) April 11, 2020
Completely made up fact
Much like in high school, Dylan continues to run to DQ for his Blizzards, but continues to run to the DQ near Timberline. It provides a nice 5 mile run, 7 times a day. He’s a plain Oreo guy, in case you were wondering.