BOISE, Idaho For the first time in the school’s history as a Division I program, Boise State has a first-team football All-American.
Running back Ian Johnson (San Dimas, Calif./Damien HS) was named SI.com first-team All-America, while offensive tackle Ryan Clady (Rialto, Calif./Eisenhower HS) was named to the second team.
Johnson, a first-team All-WAC pick, is Boise State’s first first-team All-America pick since the school moved to Division I before the 1996 season. Clady is just the third second-team pick. Quinton Jones was named second-team All-America by the The Sporting News last season and Tyler Jones was a named second-team All-America in 2004 by the Associated Press and the Walter Camp Foundation. Boise State’s only other All-America picks are Quintin Mikell (third-team The Sporting News) and Brock Forsey (fourth-team The Sporting News) in 2002.
Johnson, a sophomore, finished the regular season second in the country in rushing with 158.33 yards per game. He also is tops in the nation in scoring, averaging 13.09 points per game, and is fifth in all-purpose rushing with 151.27 yards per game. He set a Boise State record for single-season rushing despite missing the Utah State game with a partially collapsed lung.
Clady, also a first-team All-WAC selection, was instrumental in the Broncos finishing the regular season second in the country in scoring, sixth in rushing and 11th in total offense. Clady was also named first-team MidSeason All-America by SI.com and second-team by CollegeFootballNews.com.