College Preview – Maaco Las Vegas Bowl

  • Maaco Las Vegas Bowl
  • Boise State (10-2) vs. Washington (7-5)
  • Saturday, December 22, 2:30 p.m. CST, on ESPN
  • Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas

 

Boise State University Broncos

#5 CB Jamar Taylor, Redshirt-Senior – 5-11, 198 pounds, 4.47 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 2nd-round potential.

First team All-Mountain West Conference defense in this season, he had 3 interceptions and 8 passes broken up with 47 tackles and 2.5 sacks, while starting 11 of 12 games. He is one of the real leaders in the Broncos locker room and especially with the defense on the field during games. Dedicated in weight room and tape room, he follows in a line of Boise State defensive backs that have been drafted by the NFL. This season he had 8 tackles and an interception in the season opener against Michigan State and later in the year had 9 tackles and a sack against UNLV and 7 tackles, a sack and an interception against Brigham Young.

A native of San Diego, Taylor graduated from Helix High School where he earned all-state California first-team honors as a senior, after finishing on the second team as a junior.

He majored in communications, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in May 2012 with a 3.5 GPA. He’s been taking classes this fall towards a master’s in kinesiology.

Year

G/S

Tot Tk.

TFL

Sks

FF

RF

Int

Yds

PD

TD

2008

13/1

24

2

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

2009

-

Red

Shirt

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2010

13/12

35

3.5

2

3

0

0

0

2

0

2011

9/9

27

2

.5

0

0

2

100

6

1

2012

11/11

47

3.5

2.5

3

0

3

54

8

0

Total

47/33

133

11

5

6

0

6

154

17

1

Other Boise State players that may be considered during the draft evaluation period:

#7 RB D.J. Harper, Redshirt-Senior – 5-9, 205 pounds, 4.48 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 6th-round potential.

#4 CB Jerrell Gavins, Redshirt-Senior – 5-8, 170 pounds, 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 7th-round potential.

#47 FB Dan Paul, Redshirt-Senior – 6-0, 265 pounds, 4.76 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 7th-round potential.

University of Washington Huskies

#6 CB Desmond Trufant, Senior – 6-0, 186 pounds, 4.49 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 2nd-round potential.

Trufant capped his career with the Huskies by earning second-team All-America honors and first-team All-Pac 12 distinction. He also won the 105th Guy Flaherty Award, given each season to the most inspirational player on a vote of his teammates; it was first awarded in 1908. Trufant was chosen captain of this year’s team. This season, opponents rarely threw to his side of the field; he had 5 pass breakups and an interception. But his performance of the season came against Southern Cal’s All-America Marquise Lee – Trufant held him to 2 catches for 32 yards. His interception on Stanford’s final drive wrapped up a Huskies victory over the Cardinal. He missed one game and most of another due to a left hamstring injury.

He’s been selected to play in the Senior Bowl. He’s the younger brother of Marcus Trufant (Seattle) and Isaiah Trufant (N.Y. Jets).

Trufant grew up in Tacoma, Washington and attended Wilson High School, where he earned all-state honors as both a cornerback and a running back. He was a top jumper on Wilson’s track team finishing second in the triple jump at the 4A state track meet with an effort of 46-feet, 5.75 inches and he was 11th in the long jump with a 21-foot, 2.25-inch.

Year

G/S

Tot Tk.

TFL

Sks

FF

RF

Int

Yds

PD

TD

2009

12/9

47

2

0

0

1

2

45

6

1

2010

13/13

48

1.5

.5

0

1

1

5

4

0

2011

13/13

64

.5

.5

2

2

2

7

14

0

2012

11/11

34

4.5

1

1

0

1

0

8

0

Total

49/46

193

8.5

2

3

4

6

57

32

1

Other Washington players that may be considered during the draft evaluation period:

#73 C Drew Schaefer, Redshirt-Senior – 6-4, 295 pounds, 5.3 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 5th-round potential.

#98 DT Semisi Tokolahi, Senior – 6-2, 340 pounds, 5.14 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 7th-round potential.


One Response to “College Preview – Maaco Las Vegas Bowl”

  • December 22, 2012  - txchief says:

    Either Trufant or Taylor would be a nice replacement for Brandon Carr. The Chiefs must address the QB situation first though.




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