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Boise State roster countdown 2022: Day 51, Dalton Lins

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 16 Air Force at Boise State Photo by Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

NEARLY half way done. How the heck did that happen? Ah well, I won’t argue with progress. With 51 days left, here’s #51 on the Boise State roster—Dalton Lins

#51, Dalton Lins, RS Senior, OL


Height: 6’1”

Weight: 285 lbs (-21)

High School: Lahainaluna High School (Lahaina, HI)

How’d he get to The BlueTM?

While a bit small for today’s prototypical lineman, Lins was targeted by (former) Coach Kauhaahaha in 2017. Coach K leveraged his contacts & knowledge of football on the islands to find the highly-praised but slightly undersized Lins. Dalton committed (walked-on) in June of 2018 and showed up in time for fall camp, and the rest is history.




With the new mullet, can’t help but get some Matt Paradis vibes.

Career highlights

Played in 9 games for the Broncos in 2021. Mountain West Scholar Athlete (2020-21). He was the recipient of the 2017 Arthur Osamu “Oscar” Chihara Scholarship Award, which recognizes the senior Luna player that most exemplifies the spirit of Lahainaluna football.

2022 Prospectus

Last season, I kinda wrote Lins off as he wasn’t part of my projected “two deep” but he appeared in 9 games last season and “ran with the 2s” in spring ball, so it’s very possible that we see a decent amount of #51 in 2022. While I still don’t think he cracks the starting lineup, I think since keeping fresh legs and providing backups for dents and dings is still high on the priority list, he probably finishes out his Boise State career on a high note—appearing in 9 or 10 games for the good guys and helping the O-line continue to improve (knocking on wood).

Is he on Twitter?

Yeah, but “active”, he’s not. Good man. (@daltonllins)

Completely made up fact

Dalton’s arts and crafts store “LinsCrafters” was short-lived as it ended up being sued by not one, but two other chains.