Boise State had another incredible season in 2012. The Broncos went 11-2 overall and 7-1 in the Mountain West Conference. Chris Petersen's team shared the MWC title and took the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas in an exciting win over the Washington Huskies.
A big part of the success the Orange and Blue enjoyed last season was driven by their stellar defense. It was a defense that allowed less than an a handful of touchdown passes on the year and kept several opponents scoreless in the first half of more than a handful of games.
Boise will lose some of its significant players on the defensive side of the ball as they enter into 2013, but they have a considerable amount of talent coming back as well.
Let's look at the top five defensive players slated to be on "The Blue" in 2013.