BOISE, Idaho Bronco safety Jeron Johnson has been named the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Defensive Player of the Week following Boise State University’s 20-7 win over Bowling Green State University this past Saturday (Sept. 13).

            A sophomore from Compton, Calif. (Dominguez HS), Johnson led the Broncos in tackles with 13 (eight unassisted), including 1.5 behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of one yard.  Johnson also broke up one pass and recovered two fumbles, both in the second half and both inside Boise State’s 30-yard line.

            This is the first time Johnson has been honored with one of the WAC’s weekly awards.  As a red-shirt freshman in 2007, Johnson finished the season fifth on the team in total tackles with 55. 

            In two games this season, Johnson leads the Bronco team in total tackles with 18.

            The other conference awards this week went to San Jose State University quarterback Kyle Reed for offense, and Fresno State punter Robert Malone for special teams.

            Boise State makes its first road trip of the season this weekend when the Broncos travel to Eugene, Oregon to face the nationally ranked (12th in USA Today Coaches’ poll and 17th in the Associated Press poll) Ducks of the University of Oregon.  Kickoff is set for 12:37 p.m. (PT).


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