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Boise State roster countdown 2022: Day 79, Cord Kringlen

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We’re out of the 80s now...which might explain the gas shortage. Today, we’ll look at #79 on the Boise State football roster—Cord Kringlen

#79, Cord Kringlen, RS Freshman, OL

Stats

Height: 6’ 4”

Weight: 280 lbs. (-10)

High School: Holy Family High School, Broomfield, CO

How’d he get to the Blue™?

A three star recruit per 247Sports and ESPN. He was the no. 16 rated recruit out of Colorado per 247Sports. As a senior for Holy Family he helped his squad reach the state playoffs. Mr. Kringlen had a bevy of offers from the Mountain West including Fresno State, New Mexico and _yoming. But he is no slouch as the Ivy League was also interested in his services: Harvard and Pennsylvania also threw offers his way. Ultimately he chose correctly.

Nickname

“Less”

Seems negative at first, but a Cordless Kringlen is so much more versatile than the Corded variety. Just keep him charged.

Look-a-like

I think Damien nailed it last year. Young Andy Richter it is.

Career Highlights

Cord Kringlen was a 3A CHSAA First Team selection his senior year as an OL. As a junior he was an honorable mention. Should be nice to add some Boise State highlights here.

2022 Prospectus

We’re all hoping that this year the O-line play goes from being “oft-maligned” to “formerly maligned”, but we seeing is believing and I’m starting give myself an ulcer watching that unit. Tim Keane...won’t you provide the Maalox this season for a fanbase that’s been through a lot?

I don’t know what the O-line is going to look like for kickoff in early September, but if I could venture a guess, I’d say it would look thusly (from left to right): John Ojukwu, Garrett Curran, Kekanioka Holomalia-Gonzalez, Ben Dooley, Cade Beresford. Now, I could be off on one or two of these, but feel thats a reasonable guess...where Kringlen fits into this rotation is still shrouded in a bit of mystery for me. He played tackle mostly in high school but I feel we’re probably the most solid at LT and RT heading into camp as far as guys I see being difficult to unseat. That means that if Kringlen stays at the position I think he’s a backup, but that’s obviously important in this period of attrition and injury. He’s a bit slimmer than some of his other linemates and I’m not sure if that’s by design or not. Either way, I think Kringlen is certainly “in the mix” as it were as our O-line is in a constant state of repair. He’s a good prospect that should make an appearance this season at the very least...and if he doesn’t but is pushing this O-line to be better (which, let’s be honest...they need to be), that’s a win for the team too.

Is he on Twitter?

He is, but not much of a tweeter. Retweet game is strong, but I’m just gonna leave this here: @CordKringlen

Completely made up fact

Cord’s family surname was originally “Kranglen” but they changed it in the early 90s after the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brought some negative publicity to the name.