If you ever want to give a Boise State fan a quick PTSD flashback, just mutter “field goal kicker” in hushed tones nearby. For the better part of the last decade, kickers seemed to be cursed with the Minnesota Vikings disease; bloody perfect until that last one you needed. It was an unfair generalization, but it persisted. Lately, however, there’s a new leg in town putting those stories to bed - #35 Jonah Dalmas
#35, Jonah Dalmas, Sophomore, K
Weight: 165 lbs (+5 lbs)
High School: Rocky Mountain High School, Meridian, ID
How’d he get to the Blue™?
I-84, I imagine. But seriously, after an incredible career as a two-sport athlete at Rocky Mountain, Gatorade POY in soccer and kicker for the football team, Jonah went on a religious mission for 2 years. With opportunities to play either futbol, or football, Dalmas chose to walk on with the Broncos, and earned the starting gig in 2020.
After last season’s biblical flow rocked the gridiron, Jonah switched tacks and went with a more corporate ‘do this season. While we’re not 100% sure that he’s got a job making real estate deals at Ball Ventures Ahlquist, we do know him as “The Closer” now.
Highschool Musical’s Zac Efron, anyone?
Look, we could quote you kicking stats and career highs/longs, but check out this award list from his BroncoSports.com profile:
- Lou Groza Award Semifinalist (2021)
- 2x Lou Groza Award “Star of the Week” (2021 - Week 2 and Week 10)
- Athlon Sports Preseason All-America Third Team (2022)
- Lou Groza Award Watch List (2022)
- Academic All-Mountain West (Fall 2020)
- All-Mountain West First Team (2021)
- All-Mountain West Honorable Mention (2020)
- Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 8, 2021)
- Preseason All-Mountain West (2022)
- Athlon Preseason All-Mountain West First Team (2022)
- Phil Steele Preseason All-Mountain West First Team (2022)
Man’s gonna need a bigger trophy cabinet.
Dalmas handled 2022 with aplomb, hitting 26 of 28 field goals, 38/39 PATs, and batted 1.000 on hairstyle. While Kickers are generally known to be weirdly superstitious dudes, not unlike hockey goalies or Jay Tust, the hairstyle reset this season seems to be Jonah’s way of keeping it loose. He’s the man with the golden leg, and we’re not going to jinx that with any further rumination or speculation. Tyler Jones 2.0, baby.
Is he on Twitter?
Usually Firstname Bunchanumbers is a surefire way to spot a bot, but Jonah is once again bucking convention over at @JonahD17771252
Completely made up fact
In order to make sure he keeps both legs toned, Jonah started taking dance classes in highschool. He’s currently an accomplished and nationally-ranked Ballroom and Swing competitive dancer.