Tanner Vallejo
Tanner  Vallejo


Penn Valley, Calif.

High School:
Nevada Union HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 223


Pre-Criminal Justice


McNichols, Vallejo Tabbed In NFL Draft

McNichols taken in the fifth round (162nd overall) by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Vallejo in sixth round (195th overall) by the Buffalo Bills


Broncos Have 15 Earn All-MW Honors

Six Broncos named to the conference's first team


Vallejo Named To Butkus Award List

Bronco linebacker earns second preseason list selection


Vallejo Named To Nagurski Watch List

Bronco linebacker is the fifth player named to an award list this offseason


Athlon Releases Preseason All-MW Teams

The Broncos' 15 selections were the most in the league.


Boise State vs. Wyoming

Oct. 29, 2016


Football vs Washington State

Boise State football hosted Washington State Sept. 10, 2016.


Football: Boise State vs Air Force

Boise State football hosted Air Force in football Nov. 20, 2015.


Boise State vs. New Mexico

Boise State vs. New Mexico


Football: Boise State vs Hawai'i

Boise State football hosted Hawai'i Oct. 3, 2015, at Albertsons Stadium.

  • Butkus Award Watch List (2016)
  • Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List (2016)
  • Rotary Lombardi Award Preseason Watch List (2015)
  • All-Mountain West Honorable Mention (2016)
  • All-Mountain West Honorable Mention (2015)
  • All-Mountain West Second Team (2014)

    SENIOR (2016): Appeared in and started nine games before having his season cut short due to injury...still had a nice defensive season, finishing fourth on the team with 69 tackles (39 solo), including 6.0 tackles-for-loss...opened the season on the preseason watch lists of the Butkus Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy...named All-Mountain West honorable mention...led the team with nine tackles (two solo) with a shared sack and a tackle-for-loss at Louisiana (Sept. 3)...made 14 tackles (10 solo) with a tackle-for-loss against Washington State (Sept. 10)...made four tackles (two solo) and shared a tackle-for-loss at Oregon State (Sept. 24)...had four solo tackles including one for loss at New Mexico (Oct. 7)...made five solo tackles against Colorado State (Oct. 15)...led Broncos with 11 tackles (five solo) and shared a sack against BYU (Oct. 20)...made nine tackles (four solo) against San Jose State (Nov. 4)...led the team with eight tackles (seven solo) and had two go for loss at Hawai'i (Nov. 12).

    JUNIOR (2015): Named All-Mountain West honorable mention...appeared in 12 games, making 10 starts...third on the team with 57 tackles (32 solo), tied for second with a pair of forced fumbles and tied for fourth with 8.0 tackles-for-loss...also made a sack...led team with seven tackles (five solo) against Washington (Sept. 4)...recorded a sack and 2.0 tackles-for-loss at BYU (Sept. 12)...blocked a punt and a field goal against Idaho State (Sept. 18)...made five tackles (four solo), including one for loss, against Hawai'i (Oct. 3)...shared a TFL at Utah State (Oct. 16)...had 1.5 tackles-for-loss among his five tackles (one solo) against New Mexico (Nov. 14)...led team with nine tackles (seven solo) and had a tackle-for-loss at San José State (Nov. 27).

    SOPHOMORE (2014): Named to All-Mountain West Second Team...fifth in the conference with 16.5 tackles-for-loss...led team with 100 tackles (64 solo) and three fumble recoveries...has scored two defensive touchdowns, the first a 31-yard fumble return at Connecticut (Sept. 13) and the second a 63-yard interception return against Fresno State in the Mountain West Football Championship (Dec. 6)...made team-high nine tackles (seven solo) with 2.5 going for loss against Ole Miss (Aug. 28)...made six tackles (four solo) including 1.5 tackles for loss in win over Colorado State (Sept. 6)...scored first-career touchdown on a 31-yard fumble return for game's opening touchdown at Connecticut, also made three tackles (two solo) (Sept. 13)...had five tackles and shared a sack in win over Louisiana (Sept. 20)...made seven tackles (four solo) at Air Force (Sept. 27)...had a career-high three tackles for loss, including a sack, among his team-leading eight tackles, and made a key pass break-up near the goal line late to preserve 51-46 win at Nevada (Oct. 4)...recorded nine tackles (six solo) including one for a loss in win over Fresno State (Oct. 17)...made five tackles (two solo) at New Mexico (Nov. 8)...had six tackles (five solo) in win over San Diego State (Nov. 15)...recovered a fumble in addition to make seven tackles (four solo) including two for loss at Wyoming (Nov. 22)...made four tackles (two solo) and shared a tackle-for-loss against Utah State (Nov. 29)...made a career-high 13 tackles (11 solo), 3.0 for loss, and returned an interception 63 yards for a touchdown in the MW Football Championship against Fresno State en route to being named game's Defensive MVP (Dec. 6)...led Broncos with 14 tackles (10 solo) including 1.5 sacks, and earned Fiesta Bowl Defensive MVP honors in win against No. 10 Arizona (Dec. 31).

    FRESHMAN (2013): Appeared in 11 games during his debut season with the Broncos, including six starts...burned his redshirt against UT Martin (Sept. 7), the second game of the season...made his first-career start against Nevada, and ended up starting six of the last seven games of the year...recorded 51 tackles (28 solo)...included were 5.5 for-loss and half a sack...season-high 11 tackles (nine solo) against Colorado State (Nov. 2)...had at least seven tackles in five of the last seven games...season-high two TFLs against BYU (Oct. 25)...half a sack against New Mexico (Nov. 30)...broke up a season-high two passes against Oregon State in the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl (Dec. 24)...also had a pass break-up against Nevada (Oct. 19)...led the Broncos onto the field with The Hammer against Fresno State (Sept. 20).

    Four-year letterwinner for head coach Dave Humphers...sophomore year earned first-team All-Sierra Foothill League honors, in addition to first-team all-metro and first-team All-Sac-Joaquin Section accolades...recorded 132 tackles, two sacks, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery as a sophomore...junior year named league's most valuable player after recording 158 tackles, two sacks, an interception, six forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...also garnered first-team all-metro, Sac-Joaquin Section First Team and second-team all-state honors...senior year earned a second-straight Sierra Foothill League Defensive Most Valuable Player honor...was also second-team all-state, first-team All-SFL, first-team All-Sac-Joaquin Section, all-metro and a MaxPreps All-American...registered 129 tackles, two sacks, an interception, three forces fumbles, three fumble recoveries...scored 13 touchdowns during his prep career...lettered once in baseball.


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