The Boise State defense has taken a big hit as they lose one of their senior leaders in linebacker Tanner Vallejo.
The Penn Valley, California native was not in pads Friday night against UNLV.
Coach Bryan Harsin told Michael Katz of the Idaho Statesman that Vallejo is out for the remainder of the season after undergoing wrist surgery.
Definitely going to miss playing on the blue and putting on the blue and orange. Thanks for a great 4 yrs. We're not done yet!!
— Tanner Vallejo (@tannervallejo) November 19, 2016
The 6-foot-1, 223 pound linebacker played in nine games this season and had a total of 69 tackles.
He compiled for over 277 tackles in his career and had 100 tackles alone in one season, his sophomore season.
From our honoring seniors article
Not everyone knew who Tanner Vallejo was when he first stepped on campus in 2013.
He was so talented, that even the coaches could not ignore him, he played as a true freshman. He’s one of those rare players that really understands the game of football, and he’s tough as nails too.
Washington State coach Mike Leach said his players were even afraid of No. 20 when they played back in September.
He officially introduced himself to Bronco Nation when he delivered the boom on Air Force.