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19 Days to Kickoff

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CAMPER OF THE DAY: Joe Southwick - 4:39 p.m. MT

On the eighth day of Fall Camp, Coach Pete named redshirt senior quarterback Joe Southwick his Camper of the Day.

"Joe has been playing at a high level from day one of camp, and he didn't drop off in our scrimmage," Petersen said.

Southwick started each of the Broncos' 13 games in 2012, completing 248-of-371 passes for 2,730 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. His completion and attempt totals each rank seventh on Boise State's all-time single-season list, and his completion percentage (.669) is the fifth-highest single-season mark in school history.

He has been named to the Manning Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch Lists this preseason.

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Overheard at Camp: Coach Pete - 4:21 p.m. MT

""I think all three (returning) quarterbacks have gotten better...What we're looking for is that tremendous consistency. They're getting good reps and we're making progress there."
-Chris Petersen

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HONORING THE PAST: Richie Brockel - 2:18 p.m. MT
Richie Brockel

Following a stellar Bronco career, Richie Brockel signed with the San Diego Chargers, but has played the last two seasons for the Carolina Panthers.

He started two of his 11 games for the Panthers in 2011, catching three passes for 13 yards. The highlight of his season is best described in his bio on the Panthers' website:

"...At Houston (12/18): Made first NFL start...Scored first career touchdown on trick play...In second quarter from Texans' seven-yard line, lined up next to quarterback Cam Newton - who was in shotgun formation...Newton took snap and placed ball between Brockel's legs and into his hands as Brockel remained stationary while Newton faked running an option to the right...Brockel then took off around the left side untouched into the end zone."

This past season Brockel appeared in each of the team's 16 games, and is currently listed as the team's third tight end on the most recent depth chart.

Brockel played in 49 games for the Broncos at both fullback and tight end, catching 32 passes for 293 yards and eight touchdowns throughout his career. One of just two captains for the Broncos during his senior year, his final collegiate campaign was cut short due to injury.

He was a four-year member of the Western Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, andearned both his bachelor's and his master's in accountancy while at Boise State.

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19 Days to Kickoff: Paradis Interview - 12:39 p.m. MT

Senior center Matt Paradis spoke with the media last week, on the first day the whole team practiced together. Paradis talked about what he remembers from his first practices, what he did to improve over the summer and how focused he is after an all-conference season as a junior.

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Contest Winner: Andy Ford - 12:07 p.m. MT

Congratulations to Andy Ford of Boise, for being the first Bronco fan to correctly name all 25 former Boise State standouts who are featured in the banner above! Andy, a Boise State alum, would like to thank his father Mike for helping him with #15 Tim Klena. The father-son combination was the only entry to name Klena. Here are the correct answers to the contest:

#25- Korey Hall (2003-06)
#24- Tim Brady (2007-08)
#23- Jeron Johnson (2007-09)
#22- Doug Martin (2008-11)
#21- Wes Nurse (2000-03)
#20- Cedric Minter (1977-80)
#19- Vinny Perretta (2005-08)
#18- Tony Hilde (1993-96)
#17- Bart Hendricks (1997-2000)
#16- Bryan Harsin (1996-98)
#15- Tim Klena (1981-82)
#14- Joe Aliotti (1979-80)
#13- Brandyn Thompson (2007-10)
#12- Jim McMillan (1972-74)
#11- Kellen Moore (2008-11)
#10- Taylor Tharp (2005-07)
#9- Quintin Mikell (1999-2002)
#8- George Iloka (2008-11)
#7- D.J. Harper (2007-12)
#6- Julius Brown (2000-03)
#5- Jamar Taylor (2008-12)
#4- Legedu Naanee (2003, 05-06)
#3- Frank Robinson (1988-91)
#2- Austin Pettis (2007-10)
#1-Kyle Wilson (2006-09)

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry. We had multiple fans with 24 correct guesses. Very impressive how many were able to pick out #21 Wes Nurse, despite not being able to see his face.

For his troubles Andy takes home a wonderful prize pack, including a Bronco football commemorating the 2012 team, a poster signed by Nate Potter and a DVD copy of "Out of the Blue."

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19 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Facts Relating to #19 - 10:40 a.m. MT

The Broncos will hold a closed practice this afternoon, but we will once again have a Camper of the Day.

There are two more days left in our contest, and to date, no one has answered the challenge.

At the top of this page, you will find a graphic with 25 former Broncos. The first individual to name each of the 25 will win a prize. Someone has named 24-of-25, so to win, you'll have to name them all.

To enter, send an email to broncosports@boisestate.edu with the subject line "25 Days" and your guesses in the body of the message.

With 19 days left until the season opener, here are some facts and figures relating to the No. 19:

...A Bronco has been selected as conference player of the year 19 times - 10 times on offense and nine times on defense. Only two individuals have won multiple player of the year awards: Kellen Moore did it three times, and Bart Hendricks did it twice.

...There are 19 seasons in school history that feature either a 1,000-yard rusher, a 1,000-yard receiver or both. In 1981, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2009, Boise State had both a 1,000-yard rusher and a 1,000-yard receiver.

...A Boise State player has caught more than 10 passes in a game 19 times in school history. The most recent was Austin Pettis, who had 12 catches against Utah in 2010.

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