Five Broncos to Workout at NFL Scouting Combine

                BOISE, Idaho - Five former members of the Boise State University football program continue their quest to play at the next level as Jeron Johnson, Austin Pettis, Brandyn Thompson, Ryan Winterswyk and Titus Young participate in this year's National Football League Scouting Combine this Sunday through Tuesday (Feb. 27-March 1).

                Pettis and Young will be the first Broncos to workout with the wide receivers taking part in drills on Sunday.  Defensive end Ryan Winterswyk has his workouts schedules on Monday with defensive backs Johnson and Thompson working out on Tuesday. 

Coaches, scouts and front office personnel from every NFL team will be in attendance.  Workouts begin each day at 9:00 a.m. (ET) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and can be seen live on the NFL Network and at 

                On the field drills include running the 40-yard dash, vertical leap and broad jump, three-cone and shuttle drills, and positional skill drills. 

                 Johnson earned first-team All-Western Athletic Conference last year after leading the team in tackles for the third straight year.  Johnson finished his Bronco career with 328 total tackles (194 unassisted), 15 tackles for loss and 31 passes broken up. 

                Pettis was a two-time first-team All-WAC performer earning the honor in 2009 and 2010.  He ended his career at Boise State with 229 receptions for 2,838 yards and 39 touchdowns.  His 229 receptions and 39 receiving touchdowns are Bronco career records, and his 2,838 yards is second all-time at Boise State.

                Thompson made 13 interceptions while playing for the Broncos.  He also made 146 total tackles, seven tackles behind the line of scrimmage and broke up 16 passes.  In Boise State's victory over TCU at the 2010 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Thompson was named game's Defensive Player of the Game when he registered seven tackles and intercepted two passes, including one he returned 51 yards for the Broncos' first score of the game.

                A four-year starter, Winterswyk was a three-time first-team All-WAC selection at defensive end.  During his Bronco career he made 168 total tackles, 46.5 tackles for loss and 21.5 quarterback sacks.  His tackles for loss numbers rank fourth all-time at Boise State, while he is ranked fifth all-time in quarterback sacks.

                Young earned three first-team All-WAC awards while playing for the Broncos - twice at wide receiver and once as a return specialist.  He became the first Boise State player in school history to surpass the 3,000-yard mark in receiving yards with 3,063.  He caught 164 passes with 25 going for touchdowns.  He also finished his career with 4,464 all-purpose yards to rank fifth all-time at Boise State.

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