Highlights from Boise State football's weekly press conference
Sophomore defensive back Darian Thompson talks about playing as a freshman and how he is preparing for his sophomore year.
BOISE STATE CAREER
RS JUNIOR (2014): Intercepted a pass and made two solo tackles (one for loss) in season opener against Ole Miss (Aug. 28)...made his second interception in as many games against Colorado State (Sept. 6), also made five tackles (four solo) including one for loss...had six tackles (two solo) in win at Connecticut (Sept. 13)...made five solo tackles in win over Louisiana (Sept. 20).
RS SOPHOMORE (2013): Started each of the Broncos' 13 games...ranked fourth on the team with 63 tackles (34 solo), including 1.5 for-loss...hauled on four interceptions, ranking tied for second on the team and tied for 39th-nationally...season-high 10 tackles (four solo) against BYU (Oct. 25)...multiple tackles in 12 games, and had five-or-more in seven games...forced a fumble against Wyoming (Nov. 16)...broke up a pass against New Mexico (Nov. 30)...served as a Game Captain against UT Martin (Sept. 7) and BYU (Oct. 25).
RS FRESHMAN (2012): Appeared in each of the Broncos' 13 games during his debut season, including starts in each of the final six...registered 43 tackles (28 solo), ranking eighth on the team...recorded three interceptions, tied for the second-most on the team...career-high nine tackles (three solo) against Washington in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas (Dec. 22)...recovered a fumble against Michigan State (Aug. 31)...three pass break-ups on the season.
FRESHMAN (2011): Redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Named All-CIF and All-Valley Defensive Most Valuable Player in 2010...also voted All-CIF, all-valley and all-league at defensive back as a senior...finished 2010 with 74 tackles (35 solo), seven interceptions, eight knockdowns and two interception returns for touchdown...also caught 52 passes for 953 yards and 13 touchdowns at wide receiver, all school single-season records...returned seven punts for 179 yards and five kickoffs for 94 yards...finished junior season with 40 tackles, four interceptions and four pass deflections, garnering second-team all-league accolades...also caught 12 passes for 205 yards as a junior...recorded 38 tackles, four pass break-ups and one interception as a sophomore...earned two varsity letters in baseball...high school coach was Norm Dahlia.
MAJOR - Health Science
BOISE STATE VARSITY LETTERS EARNED - Two