BOISE - It happens every year across the NCAA. Guys graduate and the ones that are left are expected to replace them. For the Boise State football team, this year is no exception.
One area of concern for the Broncos heading into fall camp is wide receiver. Over the last four years, former BSU-standouts Titus Young and Austin Pettis combined as the best pass-catching duo in school history. Young set the school-record with 3,063 yards receiving, while Pettis holds the all-time marks for both receptions (229) and touchdowns (39).
The question now: Who can replace them? Returners Tyler Shoemaker and Geraldo Boldewijn believe they have the answer.
"I'm excited about it, I want to be that I guy and I want to embrace that leadership role," Shoemaker said.
"It's definitely an opportunity," added sophomore wide receiver Geraldo Boldewijn. "Since Titus and Austin went to the NFL, someone has to step in and take over their spots."
"I think we all have a little bit of a chip on our shoulder," Shoemaker said. "We have definitely heard from the media around the country that the receivers are gone and 'who is Kellen going to throw it to now.' We have guys to throw it to."