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Ranking Boise State’s Top Players: Number 9

This massive nose tackle surprised a lot of people late last season

NCAA Football: Brigham Young at Boise State Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

We are continuing our countdown of the top players on the 2019 Boise State football team. This week, we are featuring a player who emerged as a force late last season as a true freshman. Coming in at number 9...

Scale Igiehon

I remember sitting in the stands when Boise State took on BYU late last season. The Broncos were without their starting nose tackle in Sonatane Lui. However, it was a breakout game for Sonatane Lui who was consistently getting into the backfield, including a game winning tackle of Zach Wilson. Scale recorded 1.5 sacks and five tackles in the Bronco win over the Cougars. It was that game that made me realize that the Broncos had a special player. I’m sure many of you are wondering how I could rank Igiehon ahead of Lui, considering that Lui will likely be listed as a starter. If spring ball was any indication, the two nose tackles will likely be on the field together at times, and both will have plenty of opportunities to make an impact. But in my opinion, Scale has more potential than Lui and seems poised for a special career. I expect Scale Igiehon to be a household name by the end of the 2019 season.

Let’s take a look at the countdown to this point.

#15: John Ojukwu

#14: David Moa

#13: Avery Williams

#12: Zeke Noa

#11: Kekoa Nawahine

#10: Sonatane Lui

#9: Scale Igiehon

What do you think? Where would you place these players? Stay tuned next week for a look at number eight.