If you follow the Bronco Truck to any of Boise State's road games this year, you will see Tommy Smith. That's him on the back in the above photo.
If you follow the Cleveland Browns, you will also see Tommy Smith. After participating in rookie minicamp from May 10-12 on what the Browns' website calls a "tryout basis," Smith was signed to a free agent contract.
Through the first two preseason games of the season, Smith has four tackles for the Browns.
While with the Broncos, Smith played in 49 games from 2009-12, registering 128 tackles (69 solo). After biding his time, Smith became entrenched as a starter in 2012, posting a career-high 61 tackles (33 solo), including four for-loss, en route to honorable mention All-Mountain West honors.
On the 11th day of Fall Camp, Coach Pete named redshirt junior defensive end Demarcus Lawrence his Camper of the Day.
"Demarcus has had great energy out here," Petersen said. "He's running to the ball, and he has had a relentlessness about him all camp - exactly the way we want our defensive linemen to play."
Lawrence started 11 games for the Broncos last season, earning first-team All-Mountain West honors. He led the Broncos with 13 tackles-for-loss and 9.5 sacks, and his sack average (0.86 per game) led the league and ranked 18th-nationally. Lawrence also forced four fumbles in 2012, tied for the eighth-most in the country.
Junior defensive end Beau Martin talks about getting bigger over the summer and what he learned from his first year of game action at Boise State.
After an off day yesterday, the Broncos will return to the field this morning for practice No. 13. The team will hold one more practice Saturday before Sunday's scrimmage.
The scrimmage is open to the public, and free to attend (parking is also free). The scrimmage will run from 7-8:30 p.m.
With only 15 more days until the season opener, here are some facts and figures relating to No. 15:
...Boise State is riding a streak of 15-consecutive winning seasons. Included is a current streak of seven-straight 10-win seasons, the longest active streak in the country. Also included was a streak of four-straight 12-win seasons (2008-11), the only such streak by a school since 1900.
...Broncos have been drafted by 15 different National Football League teams since Coach Pete took over as head coach in 2006.
...Don Hutt had 15 receptions against UC Davis in 1973, a school record that stood for 30 years. Tim Gilligan broke the record with 16 against Louisiana Tech in 2003.
...Matt Miller had 62 receptions as a redshirt freshman in 2011, currently tied for the 15th-most in school history. He now has 128 catches entering his junior year, the most by a Bronco through his sophomore season in school history.
...The Broncos have rushed for six-or-more touchdowns in a game 15 times in school history.