By Brian Murphy
Boise State senior wide receiver Mitch Burroughs will miss a significant amount of time after injuring his right wrist against Southern Miss, coach Chris Petersen said Monday.
Burroughs, a standout running back at Meridian High, had 12 catches for 124 yards in the Broncos' first five games. The Mountain West preseason special teams player of the year, Burroughs was also the team's starting punt returner. He had three punt returns for minus-3 yards on the year.
Chris Potter will replace Burroughs at punt returner.
"Somebody else is going to have to carry the flag," Petersen said. ".. He's just an awesome kid. He does whatever he can do. He's just exactly what you want in terms of a senior. He just all about the team. He does everything right on and off hte field."
• Listen to Petersen's full press conference here.