Nate Potter Named All-American by FWAA

                BOISE, Idaho - Boise State offensive tackle Nate Potter continues to be recognized for his outstanding play this season as the redshirt senior was named to the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) 2011 All-America team.

                This is the third All-America award for Potter so far this post-season.  Last week he was also named first-team All-American by, while receiving first-team honors for his work in the classroom when he was named to the Capital One Academic All-America team as selected by CoSIDA.

                Potter's selection to the FWAA team marks the second straight season a Bronco has been named to the football writer's All-America team.  Last year Kellen Moore received All-America honors from the FWAA.

                Potter is the leader of a Boise State offensive line that completed the regular season tied for first-nationally in sacks allowed at 0.67 per game.

                He has started all 12 games this year in helping the Broncos finish the regular season ranked seventh-nationally in scoring offense (43.25), ninth in total offense (438.08) and 10th in passing offense (310.33).

                Potter, who has started 33 straight games at left tackle dating back to his sophomore season, was also one of only two unanimous first-team selections to this year's All-Mountain West team.

                The Broncos complete their 2011 season on Dec. 22 (Thursday) when they face Arizona State in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas.  Kickoff at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas is 5:06 p.m. (PT).

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