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Boise State roster countdown 2020: Day 24, George Holani

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While you might be feeling kind of down about the lack of college football this fall, now might be a good time to reflect on one of the brightest spots of last season — George Holani

#24, George Holani, Sophomore, Running Back


Height: 5’11”

Weight: 205lbs

High School: St. John Bosco HS (Bellflower, CA)

How’d he get to the Blue™?

As a 4-star and highly ranked running back recruit, George Holani had multiple offers out of highschool. Boston College, Cal, and Arizona State all offered him, and BYU even snuck in a late offer before he committed on October 1, 2018. George said he chose BSU because of his relationship with Coach Harsin and Coach Marks, his recruiter, and because he liked playing as Boise State in NCAA Football games growing up.



Just don’t call him Baby Saquon unless you’re much larger than him, though.


Call me crazy, but he smacks of a much shorter Giannis Antetokounmpo

Career Highlights

Well, I could tell you about his taking up the mantle of the BSU 1000 yard rusher streak, or I could talk about first downs and touchdowns...orrrrr

2020 Prospectus

Well, the events of this week have kinda put a damper on the odds of the 2020 season happening in any form. However, whenever the Broncos can resume play, Holani is going to be the guy in the backfield. His performance as a true freshman in 2019 was truly spectacular. With another off-season of development under his belt, he’s only going to get more dangerous.

The Broncos do have an incredibly capable stable of backs to rotate in and out as the coaches deem necessary, but sharing the load can keep the entire group fresher and healthier. After last season, I don’t see Robert Mahone, Andrew Van Buren, or Danny Smith bumping George Holani out of the starting slot, but having that crew constantly pushing each other is gonna make them all a nightmare to deal with for opposing defenses.

This Spring could be quite the show.

Is he on Twitter?

That’s a roger. Kind of a rough week, though.

Completely made up fact

George can hold his breath underwater for almost 5 minutes. As a skill it doesn’t have many practical uses, but it’s pretty danged impressive.