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Boise State’s Tony Lashley; Family, Football, Focus

Having a graduate transfer player of Tony Lashley’s caliber added to the Bronco roster is like topping off your favorite sundae with whipped cream and a cherry. Tony brings maturity, experience, skill, and a competitive fire to the Bronco program.

Tony is a 6’1” 233 pound graduate transfer student from The University of Idaho Vandals. He came to Moscow from Rockhurst High School, Kansas City, Missouri.

Last year, Tony led the Sun Belt conference in tackles.

He left the Idaho Vandals program in favor of playing his last year of college eligibility on The Blue. It is an opportunity to take a step up in competition. This allows professional teams the opportunity to evaluate him more objectively.

Tony brought a family with him—a wife and five children. It’s an incredible accomplishment, not only for him but for his wife and children. All, indeed, have made some sort of sacrifices.

Tony introduced himself this season to the Bronco fans with an interception during Boise State’s opener against Troy. He continues to play an important role in one of the best defensive squads BSU has ever assembled.

A portion of his story and contribution to the Bronco program is featured in the following video:


About Kenton Lewis

Kenton lives in Boise. He is the former publisher of the Boise State sports site, Smurf Turf; writing exclusively about Broncos football and basketball. He is also a novelist and short story writer.

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