12 Days to Kickoff

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HONORING THE PAST: Jim McMillan - 3:58 p.m. MT

There are 12 days left until the season opener, and there is just one retired number in Boise State football history - No. 12.

Jim McMillan quarterbacked the Broncos from 1972-74. Entering his senior season (1974) here is what was written in his media guide bio:

"Senior from Caldwell, Idaho (Vallivue High School) (6-1, 175 lbs.). Unanimous selection last year as All Big Sky quarterback. An All American candidate in 1974. Holder of numerous Boise State and Big Sky records. A great leader as well as passer (61.5% completion in 1973, 110 comp. of 179 att. For 1525 yds. And 17 TD's, just five interceptions). He is also a fine runner with a 4.1 yard average (90 rushes for 368 yds. In 1973). `Jim adds another dimension to most quarterbacks by his ability to scramble. He is also an astute reader of defensive coverages,' according to head coach Tony Knap. `Jim is unquestionably one of the best quarterbacks in the country!" Knap says. Physical Education major."

Well, McMillan was definitely an All-American candidate. Following the season he was named Division II All-America First Team by the Associated Press, UPI and Kodak. He was also the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

McMillan left Boise State as the school's career record holder in career passing yards (5,508), career passing touchdowns (58) and total offense (6,115). All three marks stood until Tony Hilde (1993-96) broke them more than two decades later, and all three marks still rank amongst the Broncos' all-time top 10.

He led the Broncos to the Division II Playoffs in back-to-back years in 1973 and 1974, and ultimately, he was inducted into the Boise State Hall of Fame in 1982.

Ladies and gentlemen, No. 12, Jim McMillan.

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12 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Boldewijn Interview - 1:48 p.m. MT

Senior wide receiver Geraldo Boldewijn talks about the veteran flavor of the Broncos' receiver group and his expectations for the passing game.

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12 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Facts Relating to #12 - 9:37 a.m. MT

After yesterday's scrimmage, the Broncos will hold a short walk-thru this afternoon. If you weren't able to make the scrimmage, a complete recap and statistics can be found HERE.

With only 12 days left until kickoff for the season opener, here are some facts and figures relating to the No. 12:

...In two seasons as a member of the Mountain West, Boise State has featured 12 All-MW First Team selections. Seven of the honorees have been on the defensive side of the ball.

...In 1968 - Boise State's first season at the four-year level - Steve Forrey recorded 12 interceptions, a school record that still stands today.

...Boise State is one of 12 schools to be ranked in the preseason AP Poll each year since 2009. The list also includes: Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, TCU and USC.


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