2020 Mountain West Football Top 50 Players: #19, Boise State RB George Holani

2020 Mountain West Football Top 50 Players: #19, Boise State RB George Holani

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2020 Mountain West Football Top 50 Players: #19, Boise State RB George Holani

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2020 Mountain West Football Top 50 Players: #19, Boise State RB George Holani


The running back is the next Bronco on our list of Mountain West football’s best athletes heading into 2020.


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The Broncos unearthed another running back gem.

Another year, another 1,000-yard rusher. The Boise State Broncos may not have expected it to be the next player on our countdown of the Mountain West’s best going into 2020, but it definitely bodes well for the future of the running game on the blue.

George Holani didn’t start the year as the team’s lead running back, but his emergence in a hard-fought September win over Marshall enabled him to earn a larger workload as the year progressed. That game would be the first of three 100-yard performances and, with 1,236 all-purpose yards and ten total touchdowns under his belt by season’s end, he was the easy choice as the conference’s freshman of the year.

The 5.28 yards per carry Holani averaged was the best such figure by a Boise State runner since Jeremy McNichols in 2016, so while he enters 2020 as part of the same running back committee with Robert Mahone and Andrew Van Buren, his continued growth will be key to an offense that’s in transition elsewhere.

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