RB Ryan Wolpin stepping up big for Boise State

Posted at 5:29 PM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 22:52:15-05



Before the football season even started Boise State running back, Ryan Wolpin was getting national attention from Sports Illustrated for his work ethic.

The magazine listed him as a top 40 workout warrior in college football.  His time in the gym has paid off, allowing him to move from a walk-on to a key player this season.

Wolpin has been a bit of a jack of all trades for the Broncos this season, he’s split time in the backfield in addition to working out on special teams.

"This is the kind of people you always want to be no motivation needed to give them a good plan where they understand it and they understand the expectations of it and let them go,” Said Head Coach Bryan Harsin.

Before Wolpin came to play on the famous blue turf, the tailback spent one season at Northern Colorado. His work ethic on special teams and in practice was enough to earn him a scholarship at Boise State last year.

"He was going to earn a scholarship he knew that he was going to play. He was going to make big plays for us.  He has every right to be the last guy down on kickoffs but he is actually the first guy down on kickoffs I guess that explains him the best way as an example,” said Harsin.

Wolpin has upped his game this season with 71 carries for 242 yards and two scores and the numbers don’t lie. They prove he can once again be the dual threat for the Broncos.

"He is an extremely hard worker and he has one speed and he is very good at a lot of different things sometimes he gets overshadowed or overlooked but we have a whole lot of trust in him and he has done a great job preparing himself for each game,” said Offensive Coordinator Zak Hill.