Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Saturday, December 17, 4:30 p.m. CST/ESPN
Broncos Stadium/Boise, Idaho
Utah State (7-5)
#6 RB Robert Turbin, Redshirt-Junior β 5-9ΒΌ, 216 pounds, 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash β He was named the WAC offensive player of the year for his 1,416 rushing yards and 19 TD runs. With one year of eligibility remaining, Turbin has a decision to make about whether to leave Utah State or enter the NFL Draft. Over his 37-game career, he’s run for 3,214 yards on 545 carries and 40 TD runs. As a receiver, he’s caught 66 passes for 838 yards and 11 more touchdowns. If he comes out, Turbin could be anywhere from the third to fifth-round pick right now.
#9 LB Bobby Wagner, Senior β 6-0Β½ , 232 pounds, 4.8 seconds in the 40-yard dash β A team captain for Utah State, Wagner has played both inside and outside linebacker during his 47 games with the Aggies. In 12 games this season, he has 140 total tackles, 4 sacks and 2 INTs. Over his career, he’s totaled 438 total tackles, 27.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 4 interceptions and 7 passes broken up. Right now, Wagner is considered a sixth-seventh round prospect.
#7 WR LaVon Brazill, Redshirt-Senior β 5-10ΒΌ, 192 pounds, 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash β His 2010 season ended early due to surgery on knee and hand injuries. Brazill bounced back in his senior season with 64 catches for 1,042 yards and 10 TDs. Over his career, he’s caught 179 passes for 2,407 yards and 17 TDs. He also worked as a punt returner, including a 66-yard TD return against Akron in his sophomore season. He’s a very good route runner and does a good job getting in and out of his breaks. Brazill may land in the fourth-to-sixth-round range during the ’12 Draft.
#47 MLB Noah Keller, Redshirt-Senior β 6-0ΒΎ, 245 pounds, 4.8 seconds in the 40-yard dash β A three-time captain of the Bobcats, Keller led the team with 92 tackles this season and over his career he’s had 426 tackles in 54 games. He’s had 6.5 sacks, 3 INTs, 8 forced fumbles and 9 passes broken up. Undersized, but smart middle linebacker who played with great intensity and always has himself in the right place at the right time. Seventh-round/FA prospect.