Nate Potter, OT

School: Boise State  |  Conference: MWC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Boise, ID
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 303 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2011 Season
Potter has become Boise State's second consensus All-American since joining the Football Bowl Subdivision prior to the 1996 season. Offensive tackle Ryan Clady was Boise State's other consensus All-American, earning the recognition following the 2007 season. Potter is the leader of a Boise State offensive line that completed the regular season tied for first-nationally in sacks allowed at 0.67 per game. He has started all 12 games this year in helping the Broncos finish the regular season ranked seventh-nationally in scoring offense (43.25), ninth in total offense (438.08) and 10th in passing offense (310.33).
2010 Season
Started all 13 games for the Broncos at left tackle...named first-team All-Western Athletic Conference for the second-straight year...one of the leaders of an offensive line that paved the way for the Broncos to finish 2010 ranked second-nationally in total offense (521.31)...the Broncos also ranked sixth in passing offense (321.08), 21st in rushing offense (200.23) and second in scoring offense (45.08)...the Bronco offensive line gave up just 0.62 sacks per game, a mark that ranked third in the country...received the team's Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award at the season-ending banquet...named to the WAC All-Academic Team.
2009 Season
Potter was named first-team All-WAC after a strong sophomore campaign at left tackle in which he started the final eight games of the season...After missing the season opener against Oregon due to injury, played in four games before earning a starting job on the offensive line...Helped lead a Boise State offense that led the nation in scoring (42.2 ppg), while averaging 186.1 rushing yards and 450.2 offensive yards per game...Part of an offensive line that allowed the fewest quarterback sacks in the nation (5)...Key blocker on a Boise State o-line that saw four different players record 100-yard rushing games.
2008 Season
Established himself as key player on offensive line, starting part-time at tackle during most of his freshman season ... Played in every game except season opener against Idaho State because of injury ... Blocked field goal attempt against Southern Mississippi ... Key performer on offensive unit that averaged 288.5 yards per game passing, 152.3 ypg rushing, and gave up the fewest sacks (13) in the WAC ... Helped pave way for offense that tied for first in the WAC in scoring (37.6 points per game), first in third-down conversions (43.2 percent) and was second in total offense (440.8 ypg), first downs (285) and fourth-down conversions (69.2 percent) ... Named to the All-WAC academic team.
High School
A three-year starter at Timberline High School in Boise. Named an all-region selection by Prep Star magazine. Number 85 on the 2006 Northwest Hot 100 list. Named first-team all-state and first-team All-Southern Idah
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Cardinals' picks: Round 7/ 221 - Nate Potter, OT, 6-5, 303, Boise State...A three-year starter and a steady player. A developmental project, the Cardinals won't expect him to play any time soon. - The Sports Xchange

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