BOISE, Idaho — Former Bronco football player Dan Paul, 30, died at his home on Tuesday, according to Boise State officials.
Paul played for the Broncos from 2008-2012. On the field, one of best performances came his sophomore season in a rivalry game against Nevada. Paul scored three receiving touchdowns, as the Broncos beat the Wolf Pack 44-33. The victory helped Boise State clinch a share of their seventh WAC championship in eight years.
Some of his former teams reacted to the news on Twitter Thursday. Former teammate and current Dallas Cowboys safety George Iloka wrote, "Dan was easily one of the most enjoyable people to be around in college."
Boise State alumnus Jarrell Root, another former teammate, posted this message on Instagram:
"There are so many amazing things to say and stories to tell about Dan Paul that one post couldn't do him justice. Know that you are loved and missed more than words, my brother.
Paul was also on the 2010 Fiesta Bowl team that knocked off TCU, 17-10.
Specific details of Paul's death are currently unknown.