Senior Day honors Boise State players as they play last game

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Senior Day honors Boise State players as they play last game

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by Justin Corr

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Posted on December 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 1:09 AM

KTVB was there four years ago when a couple of Broncos who are seniors now talked about signing to play for Boise State.

A lot has happened in those four years. Saturday, those seniors played their final game on The Blue against New Mexico.

Senior Day at Boise State let Bronco Nation say goodbye to one of the most successful classes to ever play there.

An emotional pre-game ceremony sent off 21 Bronco Seniors in style. The crowd gave huge ovations to the likes of the now legendary Kellen Moore, and many guys who played their high school ball in Idaho, like Shea McClellin, Byron Hout, Jarell Root, Kyle Efaw, Tyler Shoemaker, Cedric Febis and Nate Potter.
 
The players met their families at mid-field to share this special moment.
 
Some of those families shared their thoughts on how overwhelming the whole experience has been.

"(My pride's) just bubbling over right now," said Charles Hayes, offensive lineman Chuck Hayes' dad. "You couldn't measure it right now. So proud."

"It's a 'Wow, this has been a fun ride.'" said Deanna Root, defensive lineman Jarell Root's mother. "We were Bronco fans before so it's been a fun ride."

"Oh, it's very exciting," said Chris Potter, offensive lineman Nate Potter's mother. "But we're kind of anxious and sad."

"It's hard to, we haven't felt it yet," said Tim Potter, Nate Potter's father. "Probably as he runs out we're going to start to feel it."

The 2011 class tied the record for most victories by class at Boise State ever with 49 wins.

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