Boise State Football Releases Initial Depth Chart

Boise State Football Releases Initial Depth Chart

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Boise State Football Releases Initial Depth Chart

Boise State Football Releases Depth Chart


With Mountain West media days this week, Boise State announced its depth chart


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There are very few surprises on Boise State’s depth chart

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Boise State football released its initial fall depth chart just days before Mountain West football media days. The depth chart looks mostly like what people felt it would include.

Starting with the sexy skill positions are exactly how most felt it would play out. Brett Rypien is the starting quarterback and is backed up by Kansas graduate transfer Montell Cozart and Alexander Mattison is the starting running back taking over for Jeremy McNichols who is now in the NFL The wide receivers are led by Cedrick Wilson, juniors A.J. Richardson and Sean Modster; the tight end position is helmed by Jake Roh.

The offensive line is a concern for the Broncos and the left tackle positions will be manned by Ezra Cleveland as the starter and his backup will be junior college transfer Isiah Moore; neither have a start with Boise State and they will be responsible for protecting Rypien’s blind side.

Archie Lewis is moving from left tackle to right tackle and he has 26 career starts under his belt. The only other starter on offensive line that is back is Mason Hampton at center.

The other new projected starters on the offensive line are at the guard positions with John Molchon who had three starts last year and then an even more green Garrett Larson.

On defense there is one interesting move where last year’s starting linebacker, Jabril Frazier, is not the starter and is not only behind Sam Whitney but is listed with the OR designation with redshirt freshman Curtis Weaver.

Frazier is coming off his offseason surgery and that is likely playing a factor into him not being the starter heading into fall camp. He had three total surgeries on his shoulder, knee and ankle after Broncos’ loss in the Cactus Bowl, those injuries forced forcing him to miss spring practices.

He was productive last year with five tackles for loss and four sacks and it could just be a matter of being healthy before he moves back up the depth chart.

The secondary is another area where Boise State has new blood starting, the only exception is Tyler Horton who is back at his corner position. The starters around Horton are JUCO transfer Michael Young who will join Horton at the other cornerback spot. Then there are sophomores DeAndre Pierce and Kekoa Nawahine holding down the two starting safety positions.

Offense

QUARTERBACK
4 Brett Rypien, Jr.
3 Montell Cozart, Sr.
15 Jake Constantine, RFr.

RUNNING BACK
22 Alexander Mattison, So.
21 Ryan Wolpin, Sr.
34 Robert Mahone, RFr.

WIDE RECEIVER
1 Cedrick Wilson, Sr.
9 Bryan Jefferson, So.
17 Austin Cottrell, Sr.

WIDE RECEIVER
7 A.J. Richardson, Jr.
81 Akilian Butler, Jr.

WIDE RECEIVER
8 Sean Modster, Jr.
81 Akilian Butler, Jr.

TIGHT END
88 Jake Roh, Sr.
87 Alec Dhaenens, Sr.
86 Chase Blakley, Jr.
84 Jake Knight, Sr.
85 John Bates, RFr.
47 Matt Pistone, So.

LEFT TACKLE
75 Ezra Cleveland, RFr.
66 Isiah Moore, Jr.

LEFT GUARD
67 Garrett Larson, So.
52 Andrew Tercek, Sr.

CENTER
59 Mason Hampton, Sr.
71 Donte Harrington, RFr.

RIGHT GUARD
77 John Molchon, So.
79 Eric Quevedo, So.

RIGHT TACKLE
74 Archie Lewis, Sr.
78 Andres Preciado, Jr.

Defense

DEFENSIVE END
91 Durrant Miles, Jr.
93 Chase Hatada, So. -OR-
45 Kayode Rufai, RFr.

NOSE TACKLE
98 Sonatane Lui, So.
57 Emmanuel Fesili, So.

DEFENSIVE TACKLE
55 David Moa, Jr.
90 Daniel Auelua, Sr.

STUD END
53 Sam Whitney, So.
8 Jabril Frazier, Jr. -OR-
99 Curtis Weaver, RFr.

WEAKSIDE LINEBACKER
38 Leighton Vander Esch, Jr.
36 Blake Whitlock, Sr.

MIDDLE LINEBACKER
58 Tyson Maeva, So.
25 Benton Wickersham, Fr.

STRONGSIDE LINEBACKER
33 Gabe Perez, Sr.
9 Desmond Williams, RFr. -OR-
26 Avery Williams, RFr.

FIELD CORNERBACK
14 Tyler Horton, Jr.
27 Reid Harrison-Ducros, So.

BOUNDARY CORNERBACK
6 Michael Young, Jr.
17 Jalen Walker, RFr.

FIELD SAFETY
4 DeAndre Pierce, So.
32 Jordan Happle, RFr. -OR-
15 Evan Tyler, So.

BOUNDARY SAFETY
10 Kekoa Nawahine, So.
37 Cameron Hartsfield, Sr.

Special teams

KICKER
46 Joel Velazquez, RFr.
41 Haden Hoggarth, Jr.

PUNTER/KICKOFFS
46 Joel Velazquez, RFr.

SNAPPER
89 Brock Barr, Sr.
50 Nicholai Pittman, So.

HOLDER
27 Reid Harrison-Ducros, So. -OR-
1 Cedrick Wilson, Sr.

KICK RETURNER
1 Cedrick Wilson, Sr.
26 Avery Williams, RFr.
6 Michael Young, Jr.

PUNT RETURNER
1 Cedrick Wilson, Sr.
26 Avery Williams, RFr.
4 DeAndre Pierce, So.

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