For the third consecutive year, we are going to preview the top players on Boise State’s roster. To clarify, this is not who we think the top ten players on the roster will be at the end of the season or who we think the most important players are, but the most skilled players entering the season. We will be previewing one player each week heading into the season. This week is number four.
Zach: Coming up at number four is the big man in the front, Scale Igiehon. Scale will be entering his senior season and should be an absolute beast up front. Igiehon was expected to have a massive junior season after a solid sophomore campaign. Unfortunately, he was nursing an injury for the majority of the COVID shortened season. Igiehon is healthy, and all indications out of spring ball made it seem like he was ready to take the next step. The coaches have made it clear that Scale has the potential to be an NFL player. He will anchor a defensive line that should be among the best in the conference.
Danny: With around a month left before the Broncos kick off the 2021 season we are getting down to the nitty-gritty on the top-ten list. Coming in at number four is Scale Igiehon. The senior nose tackle has shown flashes of brilliance in his Boise State career and is primed to put it all together and fully breakout this season.
In three seasons Igiehon has appeared in 29 games and has compiled 71 tackles, nine tackles for loss and two and a half sacks. Those numbers don’t leap off the screen, but a nose tackle’s job often goes unnoticed as they battle to plug holes up front allowing the linebackers to rack up the counting stats.
Even with the unsung work, there’s no doubt that Igiehon has a reserve of talent that hasn’t been fully unleashed on the field. This is the year that we see a more dominant Igiehon as he makes a push toward taking his talents to the NFL.