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Camp Preview Offense: Boise State Offensive Depth Chart and Player Capsules

Following are capsules for players on the two-deep Boise State offensive depth chart, as released at the Mountain West Conference preseason media event in Las Vegas. Projected starters in italics.

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DREW NASH • TIMES-NEWS Boise State's Holden Huff (middle) celebrates his touchdown with Matt Miller (2) and Kirby Moore (34) against Colorado State University Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at Bronco Stadium in Boise.



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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