Last day of the 70s already. About to enter the turbulent 60s. Today’s countdown is a little late, but shouldn’t be seen as a reflection on our excitement level for today’s honoree—John Ojukwu
#70, John Ojukwu, 6th year senior, OT
Weight: 300 lbs
High School: Boise High School, Boise, ID
How’d he get to the Blue™?
Well, he didn’t go far. After a season as a staple on the sidelines of Bronco home games, Ojukwu committed to the Broncos and joined the team in time for spring camp. By choosing the hometown Broncos, Ojukwu passed on offers from Hawaii and Portland State.
Don’t overthink it.
Wrestler Ron Simmons/Farooq
All-Mountain West first team in 2021. Athlon Preseason All-Mountain West First-Teamer in 2021. Phil Steele Preseason All-Mountain West Second Team in 2021. PFF Preseason All-Mountain West Honorable Mention in 2021. Started all 12 games at LT in 2021. Started all 7 games (‘member Covid?) in 2020.All-Mountain West 2nd team in 2020. Started 11 games in 2019. Academic All-Mountain West in 2018 and 2019.
The O-line has been a little tough to call this offseason, but today’s is rather easy. The O-line has frankly kinda stunk the last couple seasons, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been some bright spots. I think most would agree one of those bright spots would be the local big, who has pretty much had the LT position on lock since 2019. Now as a sixth-year senior and a likely NFL pick, the ‘21 MWC first-teamer should be back in All-MWC form in this, his final season on The Blue™. If other O-line players have been penciled in to a spot in that starting rotation, you can put Ojukwu’s in permanent marker and underline it. He’s going to be the LT but for an act of God, so hopefully he’ll be an anchor on a line that starts to finally turn a corner C’mon, fellas...you an do it!
Is he on Twitter?
He is, but not a real active fella therein. Nonetheless, you can follow his exploits here at @ojukwu1john
Completely made up fact
As a left tackle, Ojukwu has been tasked with protecting Boise State QB’s blindsides, but he also will protect their blindspots as they back out of parking spaces. He provides this service for a minimal fee.