Arguably the greatest player regardless of position in BSU history (and my personal favorite), Dinwiddie brought the Broncos into the new decade with a fury.
The fact that his career passer rating (168.79) ranked as the best in NCAA history until Tim Tebow broke it with his 482-yard, three TD effort to finish at 170.79, should tell you enough about how great Dinwiddie was in his three seasons at the helm.
In fact, three of the top four single-season passer rating performances belong to Dinwiddie. His 2002 mark of 188.18 stood as the best in NCAA annals until Colt Brennan topped it in 2006.
Dinwiddie's numbers are staggering, especially for a guy who didn't start all four years. In fact, it was barely three whole years.
In 34 games, Ryan tossed 82 TDs (best in Bronco history), 9,819 yards (best), 992 attempts (third), and 622 completions (third).
He holds single season records in passing yards (4,356 in 2003), passing attempts (446 in '03), and passing efficiency.
Single-game records that bear his name include: his 532-yard effort against Louisiana Tech in 2003, his 60 passing attempts in the same game, and his 40 completions (same).
Quite a game if I do say so myself.
His 24 200-yard games rank third, his 14 300-yard games rank first, he is the only QB with more than two 400-yard efforts (he has four), and he is the only Boise QB to ever throw for more than 500 yards (twice).
On the field, he led the Broncos to a 28-6 record, back-to-back WAC titles (2002-03), and back-to-back bowl victories.
The 11 consecutive wins he guided BSU to end the 2003 season made up half of the Broncos school record 22 game winning streak, which came to an end in 2004.
He was voted to the All-WAC team in 2002 and 2003, and was named league MVP in '03.
My most lasting memory of Dinwiddie will be his 297-yard, four TD performance in the 35-30 upset victory of seventh-ranked Fresno State in 2001.
The game put the Broncos, their blue turf, and Dinwiddie on the map.