Weaver Earns Fourth All-America Nod
Jan. 8, 2018

  • 2017 FWAA Freshman All-America Team

    BOISE, Idaho - Boise State redshirt freshman STUD Curtis Weaver earned his fourth All-America honor of the 2017 season Monday, being voted to the Football Writers Association of America's (FWAA) Freshman All-America Team.

    The announcement marks the second freshman All-America honor for Weaver, who was also named to USA TODAY's team for first-year players on Dec. 12. The Bronco redshirt freshman was also named an All-America honorable mention by SB Nation on Dec. 7, and to Phil Steele's All-America Fourth Team on Dec. 15.

    Weaver, the first freshman in conference history to be named to the All-Mountain West's First Team for defense, made his case as one of Boise State's breakout stars of 2017, constantly harassing opposing quarterbacks and offensive lines. The redshirt freshman led the Mountain West, and all FBS freshmen, with 11.0 sacks, a figure that also ranks tied for sixth in the country. He paced Boise State's defense with 13.0 tackles-for-loss.

    Along with being a key part of Boise State's 22nd-ranked defense and 17th-ranked rush defense, Weaver made his impact in the turnover game, picking off a pass against Nevada (Nov. 4), and being named a Piesman Trophy finalist for his 55-yard fumble return for a touchdown at Washington State (Sept. 9).

    He played a key role in Boise State's two postseason victories, recording a sack in the Broncos' 17-14 Mountain West Championship Game victory over No. 25 Fresno State on Dec. 2, then adding a pair of sacks in Dec. 16's 38-28 victory over Oregon at the Las Vegas Bowl.

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