Bronco Football Places Four on Academic All-District Team

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BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State football team placed four student-athletes on the ESPN Academic All-District VIII Team, the most for the Broncos since the team placed five in 2007-08.

Redshirt junior quarterback Kellen Moore (3.39, communication), junior fullback Dan Paul (3.45, communication), redshirt junior offensive tackle Nate Potter (3.70, history) and redshirt sophomore cornerback Jamar Taylor (3.43, communication) were each named to the first team. The Academic All-District accolade is the first for each of the student-athletes.

Moore is currently the national leader in passing efficiency with a mark of 188.30. The Prosser, Wash., native is also the country’s active career leader in the statistical category (164.54), and is just one touchdown pass shy of setting the Broncos’ career record (82). He set Boise State’s career completion record earlier this season.

Paul, the Broncos’ starting fullback, has appeared in six of seven games in 2010. The Boring, Ore., native has been an integral blocker in the Broncos’ running game, which ranks 17th in the nation at 214.29 yards per game.

A product of Boise’s Timberline High School, Potter has started each of the Broncos’ last 16 games at left tackle dating back to last season. He is one of the leaders on an offensive line that has allowed just 0.43 sacks per game, a mark that ranks sixth-nationally.

Taylor has started six games for the Broncos this season, and the San Diego, Calif., native has recorded 20 tackles (15 solo), including two tackles-for-loss and one sack. He has also forced a team-high two fumbles.

Each of the four student-athletes will be placed on the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration. Nominations and voting for the All-America programs are conducted by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

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