Boise State Receives Midseason Recognition
Oct. 21, 2014

BOISE, Idaho - Phil Steele's College Football Preview released its Midseason All-America and All-Mountain West Teams over the weekend and Boise State is well-represented.

Running back Jay Ajayi, who ranks in the national top 15 in all-purpose yards per game (169.14 - seventh), rushing touchdowns (12 - ninth), rushing yards (867 - 12th) and rushing yards per game (123.9 - 13th), was tabbed in the all-purpose slot on Steele's Midseason All-America Third Team. Additionally, Ajayi was one of two running backs, along with San Diego State's Donnel Pumphrey, on the Midseason All-MW First Team.

Defensive end Beau Martin, Boise State's co-leader with 3.5 sacks and leader in tackles-for-loss with 9.0, and Bronco interception co-leader Darian Thompson (four) each landed on the All-MW First Team Defense. Thompson is one of just 14 players in the country with at least four interceptions in 2014.

Center Marcus Henry and wide receiver Matt Miller represented the offense on the Midseason All-MW Second Team, while linebacker Tanner Vallejo (defense) and punt returner Shane Williams-Rhodes (special teams) were also selected to Steele's second team.

Boise State (5-2, 3-1 MW) currently sits alone atop the conference's Mountain Division. This Friday night the Broncos host BYU at Albertsons Stadium in non-conference action at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

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