By Chadd Cripe
© 2013 Idaho Statesman
I profiled Boise State sophomore wide receiver Shane Williams-Rhodes for today’s paper. You can read the story here and watch some highlights above.
Here are some quotes and notes that didn’t make the story:
— His parents still play a part in his game. “They are characters,” Williams-Rhodes said. “My dad, he’ll coach me up. I can have a perfect game, when I get back, I’ll have a text message telling me what I did wrong, what I can still work on. My mom, she’ll even come in and try to teach me some juke moves. She was a tomboy type. She used to be outside playing football. She’s always trying to teach me some moves. Me and my dad just laugh, but she’s really serious about it.”
— On what he wants to improve late in the season: “More run after catch. I feel like I have a lot more in me.”
— On his conversation with coach Chris Petersen during recruiting: “When he came to the house, he straight up told me he doesn’t care how big I am. The best players will play and so far he’s showed it.”
— Wide receiver Geraldo Boldewijn: “I feel like a lot of people tend to underestimate him because of his size. Just his speed, his agility, it’s so dangerous. It shocks some people. It’s always fun to see that.”
— Cornerback Bryan Douglas: “Shane is very frustrating during practice. The little guy is so fast. He’s like my little brother. He’s been under my wing ever since he came to school and I love that guy on game days, but I don’t like him too much at practice.”
— There are 12 position players shorter than Williams-Rhodes and 37 others at 5-foot-6 among the 128 FBS and reclassifying teams. Here are the 12 shorter guys and what they’ve done this year:
Jayson Carter, running back, Rice: 1 carry, 1 yard
Roosevelt Davis, running back, UCLA: 2 carries, 30 yards
Ahmaad Harris, wide receiver, UCLA: 2 touches, 11 yards
Robert Rose, running back, Kansas State: 12 touches, 79 yards
Devin Scott, slotback, Georgia Southern: 8 carries, 33 yards
Ryan Pitts, defensive back, Bowling Green: 0 touches
Dareyon Chance, running back, Western Michigan: 108 carries, 508 yards, 1 TD; 11 catches, 62 yards
Benson Manwaring, wide receiver, BYU: 0 touches
Derrick Hopkins, wide receiver, South Florida: 9 touches, 72 yards
Josh Johnson, wide receiver, Miami: 0 touches
Adam Weber, fullback, Kansas State: 0 touches
JJ Stevens, wide receiver, FAU: 0 touches
— Kansas State, which was the second finalist for Williams-Rhodes along with Boise State, clearly doesn’t care about height. The Wildcats have position players who are 5-4, 5-5, 5-6, 5-7, 5-7, 5-7 and 5-8. Six more are 5-9.
Monday blog: Notes and video from Boise State’s weekly press conference
Tuesday story: Fumbles causing problems for Broncos
Tuesday blog: Mountain West confirms Lukehart penalty
Tuesday blog: Mountain West Football Report
Wednesday story: Colorado State’s offense is on a roll
Wednesday story: Scouting Colorado State
Wednesday blog: Tall receivers don’t worry Broncos’ corners
Thursday story: Lawrence, Colorado State’s Barrett lead MW in sacks
Thursday blog: Travis Averill eager to start; chat replay
Name the Score contest: x
Friday story: The Mountain West’s murky bowl picture
Friday blog: Jay Ajayi nears 1,000
Saturday story: Profile of Shane Williams-Rhodes
Saturday column: Boise State corners live on edge between hero, goat
Saturday story: Game breakdown
COLORADO STATE COVERAGE
The Fort Collins Coloradoan coverage can be found here.
You can follow beat writer @KellyLyell on Twitter.
Boise State at Colorado State
When: 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Hughes Stadium (32,500, FieldTurf), Fort Collins, Colo.
TV: CBS Sports Network (Andrew Catalon, Aaron Taylor, Lauren Gardner); channel 221 on DirecTV, 158 on Dish, 332 and 410 (HD) on Cable One.
Radio: KBOI (670AM), KKGL (96.9 FM); Bob Behler, Pete Cavender
Records: Boise State is 5-3 overall, 3-1 Mountain West; Colorado State is 4-4, 2-1
Series: Boise State leads 2-0 (last meeting: BSU 42-14, 2012, in Boise