BOISE, Idaho - The early season recognition continued for Boise State offensive tackle Nate Potter this past week when senior from Boise (Timberline HS) was named a preseason All-American by ESPN.com.
A redshirt senior, Potter has already received first-team preseason All-American honors from Athlon Sports, Lindy's Sports and Phil Steele.
A two-time first-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection when the Broncos were a member of the WAC, Potter was named a first-team preseason All-Mountain West Conference selection late last month.
Potter has started 21-straight games at left tackle and has been the anchor of the offensive line which protects 2010 Heisman Trophy Award finalist quarterback Kellen Moore. Potter and the offensive line have allowed single-digit sacks in each of the last two seasons (eight in 2010 and nine in 2009).
Potter also excels in the classroom. He graduated from Boise State in May of 2011 with a degree in history and posted a 3.92 grade-point-average during the 2011 spring semester. He was a second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2010 and a three-time member of the WAC All-Academic team.