Boise State TE Tommy Gallarda out for rest of regular season; defensive back from California commits to Boise State

By Chadd Cripe
© 2010 Idaho Statesman

Boise State senior starting tight end Tommy Gallarda has had surgery on a broken foot, coach Chris Petersen said Monday. The Broncos are hopeful Gallarda will return for the bowl game.

Gallarda is the third straight senior tight end lost to a foot injury, joining Chris O'Neill (2008) and Richie Brockel (2009).

Gallarda has seven catches for 63 yards and three touchdowns this season. He also is a key blocker. Junior Kyle Efaw, a big part of the passing attack and an improved blocker, becomes the starter.

The Broncos are hopeful that kicker Kyle Brotzman will be able to at least handle scoring kicks this week. He missed the Louisiana Tech game with a leg injury. Freshman Trevor Harman likely will handle kickoffs and punts.

Petersen wasn't specific on the rest of the team's injuries. Gallarda is the only player he ruled out of Saturday's game against Hawaii, not counting previous season-ending injuries.


Defensive back/wide receiver Darian Thompson of Paraclete High in Lancaster, Calif., has given Boise State an oral commitment for 2011, Paraclete coach Norm Dahlia said.

Thompson is expected to play defensive back at Boise State. He plays cornerback and safety.

"He's an incredible player — he can do anything," Dahlia said. "He has played every position except offensive line and defensive line. He's a remarkable kid, a real student of the game. He really studies the opposing quarterbacks and receivers, all by himself. I just hand him the film and he studies them. ... He's a pretty impressive young man."

Thompson (6-foot-2, 172 pounds) is a two-way starter. He leads the team with four interceptions, 33 receptions, 592 receiving yards and 72 points. He also punts and returns punts.

He started as a defensive back as a sophomore and junior. He had four interceptions last year.

Boise State was the first school to offer Thompson a scholarship. Boise State looked at him at Dahlia's request while checking out a couple of his teammates. Thompson attended the Broncos' summer camp.

"After we went up to the camp, he told me, 'Coach, this is where I want to play,' " Dahlia said. "It's pretty hard not to once you meet their staff."

For an idea of how well-respected Thompson is at Paraclete, Dahlia and the Paraclete principal (who is not a football coach) drove him to Boise for the camp.

Thompson wasn't highly recruited, Dahlia said, because of his weight. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds and has great leaping ability, which he showed off on an interception last week with Boise State linebackers coach Bob Gregory on hand.

— QB Jimmy Laughrea, 6-2, 185, Rocklin (Calif.) HS
— DE Sam Ukwuachu, 6-5, 203, Pearland (Texas) HS
— WR Dallas Burroughs, 5-8, 165, Rocky Mountain HS (Meridian)
— DT Jeff Worthy, 6-4, 280, Whittier Christian HS (La Mirada, Calif.)
— DL Robert Ash, 6-3, 255, Cosumnes Oaks HS (Elk Grove, Calif.)
— S Taylor Loffler, 6-3, 195, Kelowna (B.C.) Secondary
— OL Rees Odhiambo, 6-3, 298, Mansfield (Texas) Legacy HS
— RB Jay Ajayi, 6-0, 200, Liberty HS (Frisco, Texas)
— LB Blake Renaud, 6-2, 230, De La Salle HS (Concord, Calif.)
— OG Marcus Henry, 6-3, 275, Bellevue (Wash.) HS
— CB Eric Agbaroji, 6-1, 180, Midlothian (Texas) HS
— S Corey Bell, 5-11, 200, Capital HS
— K/P Matt Goudis, 6-0, 165, Chaminade HS (Calabasas, Calif.)
— DB Darian Thompson, 6-2, 172, Paraclete HS (Lancaster, Calif.)

Grayshirts from 2010:
— WR Troy Ware, 6-2, 164, Vista (Calif.) HS
— DE Tyler Horn, 6-4, 225, Mountain View HS (Meridian)
— TE Holden Huff, 6-6, 195, Rocklin (Calif.) HS

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Is he planning on playing defensive back at Boise St.?

Looks like a very solid recruiting class. Wonder whos next....

Watch for Our Usual...

1 or 2 JC transfers to fill in holes or provide close to immediate help at needed slots. I'm hoping we get a receiver that way...


Just talked to his coach and updated....expected to play defensive back, could be a corner or a safety.

Thanks Chadd

That sounds like a big corner if thats the position hes going to play.


The recruiting for the Broncos should get better each year as the televised games increase.

Nice para cleats or nice pair o' Paracletes?

"Paraclete, which only has one nonleague loss, beat Brentwood 28-0 two weeks ago and features LB Lavonte Barnett and WR Darian Thompson.

Boise St. was out see the duo on Friday."

Means BSU is after Barnett, too?

Honor Roll Too...

Welcome Darian !

bowl game

if the local team does not go to a bcs game what bowl game h bowl game they are overrated go tcu

Heal fast

Tommy G. You always make key catches in big games, and hopefully the prognosis for your return for the bowl game is a good one.

iam back nerds

boy let us root for the rainbows

bronco nation

i have been gone watching real football not wac football by the way nerds what about the mountain west by by tcu ha ha bronco nation you will get beat and you all will cry

You have been gone.....and we missed you so much.......

Kind of like a weeping sore on our butts!!! As I read what you put here I often wonder ho3w sad your life must be. All that negative. Have you ever heard of Karma? You will someday!!! What goes around comes around.

tcu utah

the winner of this game goes to a bcs game in the rosebowl that leaves bronconation in the h bowl

Good to see your still you.

Hey look everyone I found the missing dirt from that bag I was looking for.

Recruiting class

Has boise state ever had as many 3 star recruits as they're getting this season?


This kid is rated at 3 stars by ESPN and 2 stars by 'Ole stick In The Mud' Brandon whatsizname at Scout.


Go away. If you hate BSU so much, why do you read articles about them?

Vandals are going to lose to Utah State, rofl.

Time to burn kirby's redshirt.....

No sweat about the bowls..... It will all work out great at the end, it is a fun ride to watch! I am pretty sure BSU will go to NC or Rose.... Talk about fun!

Welcome Darian

Looking forward to seeing you play.

Get better Gallarda. We'll miss you in the NCG.


LeGarrette Blount yesterday: 22 carries, 120 yards, 2 touchdowns.... only one parking ticket.

No Worries...OM...

Jeremiah sent him an extra...GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD...if'n he needs it.

He busted a couple good ones too...

Guess that makes it official to Handsome JL...

Bronco defense is better than the Cardinals defense.

I didnt know he played for the Buccaneers...

That was lost on me. I thought Jeff Fisher loved him. What happened?

He Kept Fighting with Team Mates...

Fish whacked him loose...

Don't know?

Handsome... one day I'm asking God, "Can we play the Broncos for the National Championship?" Next day...naaaah. The next day I ask again....nnnnah. I'm really in a wonderful world of perplexed-ness.... who do I want to play.

Hey buddy don't you wish you were in the same shoes as we Ducks?


It would be nice to lose a few games in a real conference from time to time and then the following year be considered a BCS contender. Id also take Uncle Phils money too.

Bronco fans dont hate the Duck program. I think that football team is very good. They play at a great pace that few defenses could possibly defend. Alabama. TCU. Maybe the Broncos. It takes disciplined, well conditioned athletes to even slow the Ducks down. I do believe the Tide against Oregon would be a great Title game. Two high strung coaches who swear every two seconds and are certified loons. Oh, and the play on the field would be good too.

I'd go to war with Chip Kelly.

I go to Disneyland with Chris Peterson.

You know, don't you that was a joke.

Sort of.

Does Chip Kelly like war games?

Would it be the kind of war you play on the computer with weisberg? Weisberg would kill the Chipster in Dungeons and Dragons.

Chipster Sure Didn't Like...

em with MB on the sidelines....

C'mon guys, step up your game.

Wiesberg - Dungeons and Dragons - The Chipster - a Loon - swearing every two seconds... What am I supposed to do with that? What's a MB?...megabyte? Mario Brothers?

From what I understand, the Crister is still at Home Depot trying to figure out what carpet to buy.

The only thing on our sidelines is Smokin' Hot Cheerleaders, and a buff Duck.


Mike Belotti... yellin on sidelines = war games....


Hes done over 2000 pushups so far I read. And the cheerleaders are the best in college football.


The only one who who is allowed to call him "Chipster" is Erin Andrews... she's sweet on him.

I'd write a big breath exhaling sound here, but I don't know how to spell it.

VNDL : read your email.

Omilkey - P2's elk had cataracts,rheumatism, and dementia

I read it. Nothing new. Did you send something recently (within the past week or few days)?


PS - I did get one the other day, from a guy who claims he saw an arthritic and badly crippled blind bull elk jump into the back of P2's truck and die of old age, though.

I wish

I'm way too old and fat to drag a half elk up a freaking cliff. Why oh why did I hike 4 hours DOWNHILL to shoot the dang thing. The only arthritic badly crippled blind and old thing that died in the back of a truck was me at the end of the day.
Remember the good old days before al gore invented global warming and we could drag an elk in the snow so it was easier? Instead, Im burning up in the middle of the sahara dragging a cooking elk. Used up all my Ice bags at camp just to keep it cool.


That's what God made horses for.


PS - Primary Rule of Elk Hunting: Never go Downhill to shoot an elk. Always look uphill. If you don't see any elk, stop and have a beer, call it a day, and go buy some elk steaks and take them home, then tell your wife you are very tired and need a massage and foot rub, then drink some more beer, then get on the puter, then tell everyone how you got a Big One. They will never know one way or another.

PPS - Secondary Rule of Elk Hunting: Never go elk hunting - just eat grass fed beef.

Used to ALWAYS use horses

just haven't had one for a while.... might be time to reinvest in an old bag of trouble wrapped up in some horse hide......

Off to the glue factory


Except for the reinvestment part.

Sold my last one a few years ago. Am now trouble free.

Now it is: That's what God made wives for.


Come check out our compilation of news stories about BSU here. our forum is here

Foul. Foul. Foul.

Marketing flag!

Didn't You Mean......

Fowl....Fowl...Fowl.... ??

checked it out, not impressed

first item under bronco news was about indiana u landing a basketball player. how is that bronco news?

If you read the article the

If you read the article the second story is about the number of votes BSU received.