The 2009 football season finally kicked off Wednesday (Aug. 5) as Boise State completed its’ first day of fall practice. With both veterans and newcomers trying to make a big impression under the hot august sun, it was defensive end Shea McClellin (6-3, 255) who grabbed Head Coach Chris Petersen’s attention and was named Coach Pete’s first Camper of the Day for the ’09 fall camp.
“Shea is the silent assassin,” Coach Petersen said. “He comes out and doesn’t say a whole lot, but he always goes full speed. We have high hopes for him. He did a great job for us last year, and we know he’s going to be even better for us this year.”
McClellin, a sophomore from Caldwell, Idaho (Marsing HS), is expected to be in the mix for significant playing time after a standout freshman season in 2008. Last year he recorded 14 tackles, while seeing action in 10 games. McClellin also recorded one sack, forced three fumbles and blocked a kick.