BOISE, Idaho Boise State Head Football Coach Chris Petersen announced, Wednesday, that seniors Richie Brockel and Kyle Wilson will be the Broncos’ two permanent captains for the 2009 season. Brockel and Wilson are the only two players who will hold the title throughout the entire year. Each week they will be joined by two honorary game captains.
Wilson (5-10, 185), a cornerback from Piscataway, N.J., is coming off an outstanding 2008 season in which he was named First-Team All-Western Athletic Conference defense and Second-Team All-WAC special teams. Wilson led the Broncos with five interceptions, 10 pass breakups and 15 passes defended last year. He also returned 33 punts for 470 yards and three touchdowns.
Brockel (6-2, 248), a fullback from Phoenix, Ariz., has been a staple in the Boise State offensive attack for the past two seasons. He doubles as a fullback and tight end for the Broncos, making him a threat as both a blocker and a receiver. In 2008 Brockel caught 10 passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns. He also scored two rushing touchdowns, which both came in the season opener against Idaho State.
Boise State opens the 2009 season against the University of Oregon in Bronco Stadium on Sept. 3 (Thursday). The game is set to air on ESPN. Kick-off is scheduled for 8:15 p.m.