BOISE, Idaho — John Hightower is a big time threat for the Boise State offense as the senior leads BSU in touchdowns and it's his incredible speed that has produced several game changing plays.
This is Hightower's second season at BSU and this year the wide receiver he has 37 catches for 754 yards and six touchdowns, Hightower has also returned a kickoff for a touchdown.
"Not everybody is as talented as John," said Boise State Head Coach Bryan Harsin. "He's very good, very effective and very explosive on the field."
Off the field Hightower like many Boise State student-athletes make a difference in the community and recently Coach Harsin received a letter from a veteran who wanted to thank Hightower for visiting a veteran's home.
The letter was two pages long and went into detail about how much it meant to the vets to be able to interact with a star play on the Boise State football team.
"Here's a guy that went out of his way to make a difference as described in an environment that needed some uplifting," said Harsin. "The letter goes into detail and talks about how proud this gentlemen was to watch one of our players make a difference."
The Boise State Broncos travel to Utah State on Saturday for their biggest game of the year, kickoff is set for 8:30.
If the Broncos can win this game they will lock up the Mountain division and earn a spot in the conference championship which would possibly mean another chance for fans to watch the Broncos on the blue.