Redshirt freshman linebacker Ben Weaver talks about what the transition to college life was like and how being a freshman the second time around is different.
BOISE STATE CAREER
RS SOPHOMORE (2014): Appeared in 13 games this season, started 11...third on the team with 62 tackles (41 solo), also had 2.0 sacks and 3.0 tackles-for-loss...made four tackles (three solo) in season opener against Ole Miss (Aug. 28)...recorded three solo tackles against Colorado State (Sept. 6)...made four tackles (two solo) at Connecticut (Sept. 13)...credited with seven tackles (one solo) at Air Force (Sept. 27)...had three tackles (one solo) at Nevada (Oct. 4)...recorded a tackle for loss against BYU (Oct. 24)...made five tackles (four solo) in win over San Diego State (Nov. 15)...made five tackles (two solo) at Wyoming (Nov. 22)...led team with a career-high 16 tackles (14 solo) along with a sack in MW Football Championship against Fresno State (Dec. 6)...made eight tackles (six solo) including a sack in Fiesta Bowl win over No. 10 Arizona (Dec. 31).
RS FRESHMAN (2013): Appeared in 12 games during his debut season with the Broncos, including six starts...made his first-career start against Fresno State (Sept. 20), and started six-consecutive games before missing Wyoming (Nov. 16) with an injury...returned to play in each of the Broncos' final three games...despite missing a game and starting for only half the season, led the Broncos with 89 tackles (49 solo)...included were four for-loss and a sack...back-to-back games with double-digit tackles, recording 12 against Utah State (Oct. 12) and 14 against Nevada (Oct. 19)...had multiple tackles in each of his games, and seven-or-more in 10 games...his 7.4 tackles per game ranked eighth-nationally amongst freshman during the regular season...named Fall 2013 Academic All-Mountain West...served as a Game Captain against BYU (Oct. 25).
FRESHMAN (2012): Redshirt season...Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Earned first-team all-district honors senior and junior seasons...finished his senior year with 111 total tackles, 15 tackles for loss and forced three fumbles...junior year posted 87 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, forced three fumbles and made one interception...letterwinner in football and soccer...member of the National Honors Society...head coach was Shane Hallmark.
MAJOR - Undeclared
BOISE STATE VARSITY LETTERS EARNED - One