Brad Bedell
Brad  Bedell

Offensive Line


Coach Bedell Mic'd Up

Brad Bedell, Boise State Football

Brad Bedell is in his second season as the Broncos' offensive line coach, having joined the staff prior to the start of the 2017 season.

Bedell, who previously worked under head coach Bryan Harsin at Arkansas State, had most recently served as the assistant head coach and offensive line coach at Lamar, where he was hired in January 2017 following a season at Baylor.

In Bedell's first year with the Broncos, four of Boise State's starting five linemen received all-conference recognition, highlighted by center Mason Hampton, who received first-team accolades. Hampton was also named a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, awarded annually to college football's top scholar-athlete. Additionally, Ezra Cleveland, Archie Lewis and John Molchon picked up all-league recognition after helping to pave the way for a ninth-straight 1,000-yard individual rushing performance, tied with Auburn for the longest streak in the country.

Bedell began his coaching career as an offensive intern at Colorado (2007-09), his alma mater, where he garnered first-team All-America and All-Big 12 First Team honors at right guard following his senior campaign in 1999. He then went on to play six seasons in the National Football League, spending time with the Browns (2000-01), Dolphins (2003), Packers (2004-05) and Texans (2006).

Bedell's debut as a full-time assistant was spent at Northern Colorado in 2010, where he mentored a pair of All-Big Sky selections as offensive line coach. He moved on to UC Davis in 2011, serving as the team's offensive line coach and run game coordinator, again producing a pair of all-league selections.

He coached at New Mexico State in 2012, with another pupil picking up all-conference accolades, before joining Harsin at Arkansas State in 2013. A-State captured the Sun Belt Championship and a victory in the GoDaddy Bowl that season, helping to lead an offensive attack that averaged more than 200 rushing yards per game behind two All-Sun Belt honorees along the offensive line.

Following two seasons as the offensive line coach at Texas State (2014-15), Bedell joined the Baylor staff as an offensive quality control assistant and assistant director of operations in the spring of 2016, and remained on staff for the duration of the 2016 season.

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