2009 Football Preview - Linebackers

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     Linebackers: The Bronco linebacker corps will also call upon a young bunch of players to fill the void left by the loss of two starters from 2008. Sophomore MIKE linebacker Hunter White (5-11, 215) put himself in contention for a starting spot after a strong showing this past spring. White played in 12 games as a backup last year. He finished the season with 25 tackles.

      Junior Derrell Acrey (6-1, 233) will add depth at the MIKE position as he was the team’s fifth leading tackler (59) last year. He also recorded one sack, one pass breakup and forced one fumble. Freshman Tommy Smith (6-1, 213) is also expected to compete for playing time at the MIKE position.

      Sophomore Aaron Tevis (6-3, 223) finished the spring as the favorite to start at WILL linebacker for Boise State after a solid freshman season for the Broncos. Tevis recorded 27 tackles and three pass breakups in 2008. In Boise State’s season opener against Idaho State he showed a glimpse of the future with an eight tackle, two sacks, one recovered fumble and one pass breakup performance.

      Freshman J.C. Percy (6-0, 211) and junior Daron Mackey (6-0, 227) are expected to round out the group of WILL linebackers. Both Percy and Mackey redshirt last season for the Broncos.