Offense

Quarterbacks

Num Name Pos Ht. Weight Yr. Hometown (Prev. School)

16 Southwick, Joe QB 6-1 202 RS SR Danville, Calif. (San Ramon Valley)

Story: Finished 2012 by completing 70 percent of his passes with nine touchdowns and no interceptions.

9 Hedrick, Grant QB 6-0 200 RS JR Independence, Ore. (Central)

Story: Second place finisher in spring quarterback battle. Appeared in seven games last season and will likely be used in Wildcat packages again in 2013.

8 Patti, Nick QB 5-10 200 RS FR Orlando, Fla. (Dr. Phillips)

Story: Highly touted recruit is expected to continue to develop, with a chance to start in 2014.

ND Finley, Ryan QB 6-3 185 FR Phoenix (Paradise Valley)

Story: Will battle for job in 2014. Boise State was only school to offer him scholarship.

 

Running Backs

Num Name Pos Ht. Weight Yr. Hometown (Prev. School)

27 Ajayi, Jay RB 6-0 215 RS SO Plano, Texas (Frisco Liberty)

Story: Slim and fully recovered from anterior cruciate tear, the powerful Ajayi averaged 6.7 yards per carry last year, and should see a dramatic increase in totes in 2013. Could be a 1,500 yard back.

21 Fields, Jack RB 5-9 198 SO El Paso, Texas (Americas)

Story: Added muscle from last season. Limited repetitions as a freshman.

35 Bertoli, Charles RB 5-11 199 RS FR St. Helena, Calif. (St. Helena)

Story: Explosive back will have opportunities to chance the running pace from the backfield.

23 Thomas, Derrick RB 6-0 207 RS JR Pittsburg, Texas (Butler CC)

Story: Junior college transfer. Power back who nearly had 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns at Butler Community College.

ND Baltazar, Aaron RB 5-11 185 FR Chula Vista, Calif. (Eastlake)

Story: Redshirt candidate had offers from UCLA, Arizona and Washington.

26 Demas, Devan RB 5-8 175 RS FR Houston, Texas (Cypress Creek)

Story: From the same high school former BSU back D.J. Harper attended, Demas runs a 4.3 40-yard dash and catches the ball well out of the backfield.

10 Hart, Jamel RB 5-9 210 RS FR West Covina, Calif. (South Hills)

Story: Walk-on who fills out perhaps the deepest position on the roster.

Wide Receivers

Num Name Pos Ht. Weight Yr. Hometown (Prev. School)

2 Miller, Matt X 6-3 218 RS JR Helena, Mont. (Capital)

Story: Led Broncos in receiving last year and could be poised for 1,000 yard season in second year with Southwick.

18 Burks, Aaron X 6-3 200 RS SR Grand Prairie, Texas (Mansfield Timberview)

Story: Got bigger in off-season and impressed in spring. Has size/speed combination of a No.1 receiver and could be in line for a breakout.

17 Boldewijn, Geraldo Z 6-4 215 RS SR Amsterdam, Netherlands (Boise Capital)

Story: Underwhelming career thus far with suspensions and production well below talent level. Caught five balls and a touchdown in the MAACO Bowl against Washington, which could be a sign of things to come in 2013.

81 Burroughs, Dallas Z 5-8 171 JR Meridian, Idaho (Rocky Mountain)

Story: Runs a 4.4 second 40 yard dash and can be used inside and out.

34 Moore, Kirby H 6-3 206 RS SR Prosser, Wash. (Prosser)

Story: Go-to receiver in the slot. Works well against zone defenses.

11 Williams-Rhodes, Shane H 5-6 158 SO Spring, Texas (Klein Collins)

Story: Perhaps best athlete in conference will be used in myriad ways in 2013, from jet sweeps to returns and what-ever else Chris Petersen and Robert Prince come up with.

19 Pope, Taylor WR 6-0 172 RS FR La Quinta, Calif. (La Quinta)

Story: Walk-on who could find a spot in a deep receiver core.

ND Shipley, Tanner WR 6-0 177 FR Wilsonville, Ore. (Wilsonville)

Story: Recruited as athlete. Decommited from BYU twice before signing with Broncos.

83 Ware, Troy WR 6-2 190 RS SO Oceanside, Calif. (Vista)

Story: Has all the tangibles. Could be a surprise contributor in case of injury of lack of production from top six.

Tight Ends

Num Name Pos Ht. Weight Yr. Hometown (Prev. School)

87 Linehan, Gabe TE 6-4 238 RS SR Banks, Ore. (Banks)

Story: Returns from an injury plagued 2012 in hopes of at least matching production from sophomore year.

86 Sosnowski, Kyle TE 6-2 245 RS JR Boise, Idaho (Capital)

Story: Also missed most of 2012 with injury, but added 20 pounds from 2011 season.

85 Huff, Holden TE 6-5 221 RS SO Rocklin, Calif. (Rocklin)

Story: Caught four touchdown passes last season and may be best red-zone target in 2013.

ND Dhaenens, Alec TE 6-2 240 FR Fruitland, Idaho (Fruitland)

Story: Likely redshirt candidate.

93 Dunn, Brennyn TE 6-3 212 RS FR Preston, Idaho (Preston)

Story: Fleet-footed walk-on could rise up the depth charts in second season.

42 Hardee, Jake TE 6-3 243 RS SO Boise, Idaho (Bishop Kelly)

Story: Bishop Kelly graduate will be hard-pressed to move up depth chart as sophomore, but will be another candi-date to step up in 2014.

89 Peters, Connor TE 6-4 250 JR Antioch, Calif. (Laney College)

Story: Excels as blocking tight end in jumbo packages on third down and near goal line.

82 Reed, Jackson TE 6-4 218 RS FR Boise, Idaho (Timberline)

Story: Another walk-on who has chance to stretch middle of field later in career.

ND Roh, Jake TE 6-2 209 FR Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chaparral)

Story: Converted receiver who is likely to redshirt.

Offensive Line

Num Name Pos Ht. Weight Yr. Hometown (Prev. School)

78 Leno, Jr., Charles LT 6-4 294 RS SR Oakland, Calif. (San Leandro)

Story: In second year protecting Southwick’s blind side, Leno Jr. is expected to lead offensive line in his senior season.

70 Baggett, Steven LT 6-3 275 RS FR Arlington, Texas (Martin)

Story: Added significant amount of weight during freshman season will be groomed for chance at starting spot in 2014.

77 Gerke, Spencer LG 6-3 297 RS SR Boise, Idaho (Bishop Kelly)

Story: Has ability to play both guard spots. Will be leaned upon heavily going into fifth year in program. Also the backup center.

73 Averill, Travis LG 6-3 292 RS FR Anaheim, Calif. (Servite)

Story: Heavily recruited by Pac-12 teams in 2012, Averill has a chance to be the rock of offensive line in 2014.

65 Paradis, Matt C 6-3 293 RS SR Council, Idaho (Council)

Story: Former 8-man high school player was First-Team All Mountain West last season.

72 Henry, Marcus RG 6-3 296 RS SO Bellevue, Wash. (Bellevue)

Story: Former First Team All-Washington lineman looks to snag starting role after appearing in 11 games last season.

66 Yakoo, Mario RG 6-3 320 RS FR San Diego (Steele Canyon)

Story: Heaviest player on team is also surprisingly nimble, and will compete with Henry and for starting guard po-sition.

67 Odhiambo, Rees RT 6-4 309 RS SO Mansfield, Texas (Mansfield Legacy)

Story: Inexperienced tackle is early leader to win right tackle spot, but can play guard in a pinch.

76 Broyles, Jake RT 6-5 299 RS SR Henderson, Nev. (Foothill)

Story: After surprising the coaching staff his freshman season, Broyles returns from an injury plagued junior year in hopes of claiming a starting spot at right guard or right tackle before he graduates.

58 Ash, Robert OL 6-3 280 RS SO Elk Grove, Calif. (Cosumnes Oaks)

Story: Converted from defensive line in the spring in a move unlikely to pay off until at least 2014.

60 Buhr, Kellen OL 6-0 284 RS FR Boise, Idaho (Capital)

Story: Former student body president at Capital High School will fight for playing time on the inside.

74 Lewis, Archie OL 6-3 272 FR Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Rancho Cucamonga)

Story: The long-armed Lewis was a tight end and high school a redshirt candidate in 2013, but if he adds weight to his frame could be in line to replace Leno Jr. at left tackle.

ND McCullough, Eli OL 6-4 262 FR Boise, Idaho (Rocky Mountain)

Story: Redshirt candidate who will compete at tackle position likely starting in 2014.

ND Tercek, Andrew OL 6-0 273 FR San Antonio (East Central)

Story: Redshirt candidate who is likely to be groomed as the center of the future.

62 Tozer, Chris OL 6-4 316 RS SR San Jose, Calif. (Foothill CC)

Story: Community college transfer who appeared in one game last season.

79 Westendorf, Avery OL 6-5 291 RS FR Meridian, Idaho (Cole Valley Christian)

Story: High school defensive end and tight end, has the athleticism and footwork to play either tackle position.

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