Potter Earns Consensus All-America Honors
BOISE, Idaho – Boise State redshirt senior left tackle Nate Potter was named All-America First Team by The Sporting News Thursday, and has become Boise State’s second consensus All-American since joining the Football Bowl Subdivision prior to the 1996 season.

To earn consensus All-America honors, a student-athlete must be named to at least three of the NCAA’s five recognized teams: the American Football Coaches Association, the Associated Press, the Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

Potter earned first-team honors from The Sporting News and the FWAA, while garnering second-team accolades from the AP and Walter Camp.

Offensive tackle Ryan Clady was Boise State’s other consensus All-American, earning the recognition following the 2007 season.

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 6:06 p.m. (MT).


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