Boise State's 2007 Fiesta Bowl winning squad was led on offense by quarterback Jared Zabransky, running back Ian Johnson, wide receivers Drisan James and Jerard Rabb, and tight-end Derek Schouman. Their offensive line, which was so brilliant in the BCS game against a much heavier Oklahoma squad, was anchored by future NFL Pro Bowler OT Ryan Clady. The defense was bolstered by safeties Marty Tadman, Gerald Alexander and LB Korey Hall.
The 2010 Fiesta Bowl also featured a pretty impressive collection of talent, including QB Kellen Moore, RB's Doug Martin and Jeremy Avery, WR's Austin Pettis and Titus Young, and on defense, DE Ryan Winterswyk and CB Brandyn Thompson.
If the Broncos are going to go for the trifecta, or better yet, one-up the '07 and '10 squads and reach the impossible dream of making an appearance in the BCS National Championship Game, they're going to need some pretty epic performances from some of the lesser known members of the squad.
The speedy Young and sure-handed Pettis are gone, as are Winterswyk and Thompson, leaving a wealth of underclassmen to step up and make huge contributions.
For the most part, the hopes of the Broncos' season rides on these youngsters, so without further ado, let's get to know the players who will have to play integral roles this year in order for the team to reach their ultimate goal.