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A Tribute To Dan Paul

A Bronco legend dies too young

BOISE ST-VATECH Photo by Joe Jaszewski/Idaho Statesman/MCT via Getty Images

Boise State lost a legend on Thursday with the passing of Dan Paul. Paul was a member of the Bronco football squad from 2008 to 2012. Paul was known for his blue collar work ethic and a smile that could light up the room. Paul’s most memorable performance as a Bronco came against Nevada in 2009 when he caught three touchdown passes.

I was a huge fan of Paul, he was everything it meant to be a Bronco. He worked hard, loved his teammates, and had a passion for the game that could not be matched. His death came as a shock to Bronco Nation and he was clearly loved by the fans and his former teammates as seen below:

Aaron Tevis had this to say:

“I’m not being cliche or just saying this, Dan was one of the greatest guys I’ve ever known. I’ve never seen him without a huge grin on his face besides when he was pancaking guys on the field, actually he was probably grinning while doing that too. He had a great sense of humor and was always fun to be around. He cared about everyone. The last time I saw him was on a cabin trip on the Oregon coast with a few of the guys 2 years ago and I just remember him being so happy and the way he talked about Kati, you could tell how much he loved her. He has a baby boy too. Dan will be missed by thousands of people.”

Thank you Dan for representing Boise State with such class and dignity. As a fellow Bronco, this is tough to swallow. Dan will always have a special place in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his former teammates.