Highlights from Boise State football's weekly press conference
Blake Renaud talks about stepping into a bigger role
BOISE STATE CAREER
JUNIOR (2013): Played in 10 games on the season, including six starts...started each of the Broncos' first six games before an injury sidelined him for the next three...returned to action against Wyoming (Nov. 16), and played in each of the season's final four games...first-career start came against Washington (Aug. 31)...recorded 25 tackles (12 solo) on the season, including a tackle-for-loss...season-high seven tackles (six solo) and a TFL against the Huskies...led the Broncos onto the field with The Hammer against Washington...served as a Game Captain against Fresno State (Sept. 20).
SOPHOMORE (2012): Appeared in each of the Broncos' 13 games...special teams standout was also a regular in the Broncos' linebacker rotation...ranked sixth on the team in tackles with 46 (26 solo), including 0.5 for-loss...career-high 10 tackles (two solo) against UNLV (Oct. 20)...forced a fumble against Nevada (Dec. 1)...three pass break-ups, including two against Southern Miss (Oct. 6)...one-time game captain in 2012...led the Broncos onto the field with The Hammer against BYU (Sept. 20), the Golden Eagles, Wyoming (Oct. 27), Colorado State (Nov. 17) and Washington in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas (Dec. 22)...received the Hammer Award at the team's annual banquet.
FRESHMAN (2011): True freshman played in 10 games during his debut season with the Broncos, missing the last two due to injury...burned his redshirt in the season opener against Georgia (Sept. 3)...primarily saw action on special teams...recorded 10 tackles on the season (five solo), including a season-high three in back-to-back weeks against Air Force (Oct. 22) and UNLV (Nov. 5)...forced a fumble against San Diego State (Nov. 19).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
A three-year varsity letterwinner...voted first-team All-East Bay Athletic League as a junior and senior at linebacker...named second-team all-league as a sophomore...was a team captain during senior season...named to the CalHi Sports All-State Seniors First Team in 2011...also named first-team All-Metro by the San Francisco Chronicle...selected to the ESPNU 150 Class of 2011 Watch List...voted ESPN CalHi Sports All-State First Team in 2010...in 2009 named Max Preps Junior Class All-America Second Team...voted East Bay Defensive Player of the Year by the Contra Costa Times in 2009...as a junior named first-team All-EBAL and first-team All-Bay Area by the San Francisco Chronicle...selected CalHi Sports All-State Sophomore Team in 2008...high school coach was Bob Ladouceur.
MAJOR - Communication
BOISE STATE VARSITY LETTERS EARNED - Three