Curtis Weaver leads the charge for Boise State's elite defense

Posted at 11:24 AM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 13:24:56-04

BOISE, Idaho — The 20th ranked Broncos are gearing up to face a tough test when the Air Force Academy comes to Boise to battle on the blue this Friday night at 7:00.

The Broncos defense has been outstanding so far this year and they haven't allowed their opponents to score a single point in the 2nd half of their three wins.

One of the reasons why is Junior Stud Curtis Weaver who causes all sorts of problems for opposing offenses because of his ability to rush the passer.

"Curt's a freak, a freak of nature," said defensive back Tyreque Jones. "You know to have someone on your team like that really helps."

Weaver provides opportunities for his teammates because he draws so much attention, often getting double teamed by opposing teams.

"He's a really good pass rusher, he's a really good player," said Coach Bryan Harsin. "He gets it has fun and all that but that dude is bright."

Weaver tied a BSU single game record with four sacks against Portland State, he leads the nation with six sacks and after last game he ranks third in the programs history with 26.5 career sacks.

Weaver needs six sacks to move into second place on the all-time list, but that's not his focus, Weaver deflected questions about his accomplishments because his goal and the team's goal is to win the Mountain West Conference championship.

"My biggest thing is bringing the energy to the team," said Weaver. "You have John Molchon, Kekoa Nawahine and David Moa bringing the leadership, my leadership I think is just bringing the energy and getting the crew pumped up before the game."