Senior Stud Jabril Frazier perseverance at Boise State has helped him develop into one of the Bronco's team leaders, his teammates voted Frazier as one of three Bronco captains.
When Frazier arrived on campus he was forced to redshirt for academic reasons because of his SAT score, Frazier worked through adversity and developed as a student-athlete.
"Everybody goes through their own challenges, that was mine," said Frazier. "I overcame it and I’m just happy to be where I’m at right now.”
After his Sophomore season, the Los Angeles native had surgery on his shoulder, knee and ankle at the same time.
"When I was in a wheelchair I was like man maybe that wasn’t a good idea," said Frazier. " But, I’ve grown so much from that it was not a wonderful experience, but I’m happy I experienced that and it definitely humbled me.”
Frazier enters his final season on the blue with high hopes and with the emergence of fellow Stud Curtis Weaver, it means opposing quarterbacks might have trouble getting sleep the night before taking on the Broncos.
Both earned all-conference honors last season, Frazier second-team while Weaver became the first freshman to make the first team in the history of the Mountain West Conference.
Coach Bryan Harsin dubbed the duo the velociraptors because they hunt the quarterback in pairs, making it difficult for the offense to key on just one of the Bronco's Studs.
The Broncos return ten starters on defense and the unit is looking strong as the Broncos head into their season opener in Alabama against Troy on Saturday, kickoff 4:00 p.m.
Fans can watch that game on ESPN News.