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Boise State Roster Countdown 2021: Day 33, Tyler Crowe

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As the Crowe flies...

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All you cool cats and kittens out there had stuff to do on this percolating heater of a day, but here at OBNUG we’re got the cool jams countdown to keep you company while the rain comes down. Welcome to Day 33, my babies — Tyler Crowe

#33, Tyler Crowe, RS Sophomore, RB

Boise State University

Stats

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 220lbs

High School: Skyview HS (Nampa, ID)

How’d he get to the Blue™?

A local product, Tyler Crowe earned high praise his senior season, being named the 5A SIC Player of the Year, and a 2018-2019 Idaho Press Sports Star Football Athlete of the Year. Playing both offense (as a runningback) and defense (as a linebacker), he raked in the stats with 69 tackles, 1830 rushing yards, 495 receiving yards, and 25 touchdowns.

Despite the eye-popping numbers, recruiting noise stayed pretty quiet around Tyler, but it caught some eyes at Boise State. After growing up a BSU fan, Tyler jumped at the chance to play for his local team, and accepted a preferred walk-on slot on Signing Day 2019.

Nickname

“Gladiator”

Russell Crowe, Tyler Crowe, you get the picture.

Look-a-like

A buffer, pre-blue hair Ninja from Twitch? Maaaaaybe.

Career Highlights

Mountain West scholar-athlete (‘19-’20). Appeared in one game for the Broncos (New Mexico) in 2020. He was named Scout Team Special Teams MVP for the Broncos in 2019.

After switching to running back from linebacker in 2020, Tyler saw action in 6 games, with 5 rushes for 20 yards and one reception for 15 yards.

2021 Prospectus

So if you’ve kept up on the media buzz from coaching interviews over the last week or so, you’ve heard Tyler’s name come up A LOT. New Bronco OC Tim Plough and RB Coach Winston Venable are adamant that the running back slot is wide-open, and that Tyler Crowe is very much in the mix. That said, we’d still expect the starter(s) to be George Holani and Cyrus Hibiki-Likio, but this level of pre-camp buzz bodes well for Tyler getting some reps and in the mix. That Blue Collar Mentality from local product to preferred walk-on is bringing back the ghost of Brock Forsey.

Is he on Twitter?

Holy hell, yes. He’s out here demonstrating just how rarely the media guide headshots have been updated, and may have joined a Whitesnake cover band.

Completely made up fact

Growing up, Tyler used to be a dishwasher at his uncle’s bar, Jim’s Crowe Inn, before it closed. The E fell off the sign long ago, so nobody knew the family relation.