OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – Boise State senior Richie Brockel was named a finalist for the second annual Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award recently (Oct. 8), which places him in elite company with just nine other student-athletes from the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision.
Brockel, the starting fullback for the Boise State football team, was named to the initial nomination list for the award in September. In being named a finalist, Brockel has been recognized as one of 10 NCAA Division I FBS seniors that has made extraordinary achievements in four areas: classroom, character, community and competition. The “CLASS” acronym stands for “Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School”.
Brockel (6-2, 240) is a third-year starter for the Bronco offense who has recorded five receptions for 44 yards and one touchdown in six games this season. He has also been an integral part of the Boise State rushing attack over the past three years. Brockel also has excelled in the classroom, as he is scheduled to receive a Master’s degree in Accounting in December.
Joining Brockel on the lists of finalists is: Zane Beadles (Utah), Eric Decker (Minnesota), Kurtis Gregory (Missouri), Jerry Hughes (TCU), Dan LeFevour (Central Michigan), Colt McCoy (Texas), Zoltan Mesco (Michigan), Darrell Stuckey (Kansas) and Tim Tebow (Florida).
Fans can vote to help select the winner, beginning immediately and ending on Dec. 6. Balloting is available at www.seniorCLASSaward.com, as well as through text messaging. Fans can text FOOTBALL to 74567 to vote for the finalists. Fan votes will be combined with votes from coaches and media members to determine the winner. The Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award recipient will be announced in early January.