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Boise State senior quarterback Brett Rypien has accepted an invitation to play in the 2019 East-West Shrine Game. The game will be played January 19 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Mountain Time and the game will be televised by NFL Network.

Rypien joins Jim McMillan (1974), Bart Hendricks (2000), and Ryan Dinwiddie (2003) as Bronco quarterbacks invited to the East-West Shrine Game but as you can see below, a bunch of Boise State players have participated in this long time traditional game.

The 2018 Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year and a Wuerffel Trophy semifinalist, Rypien is the active FBS leaser in passing yards (13,581). The Spokane, Wash., native is the Mountain West’s all-time leader in passing yards, completions (1,036), and 300-yard passing games (21). The 300-yard performances are a Boise State record.

Rypien has completed 301 of 447 passes (67.3 percent) this season for 3,705 yards. He has tossed 30 touchdown passes and been intercepted just seven times.

He led the Broncos to a 10-3 record, including a Mountain West Mountain Division title. His final game in a Boise State uniform will come December 26 in the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl against Boston College at the Cotton Bowl stadium in Dallas.


Don Hutt                                  Wide Receiver             1973

Jim McMillan                           Quarterback                 1974

David Hughes                          Fullback                       1980

Cedric Minter                           Tailback                       1980

Markus Koch                           Defensive End              1985

Dave Stachelski                        Tight End                     1999

Dempsy Dees                           Cornerback                  2000

Bart Hendricks                         Quarterback                 2000

Matt Hill                                   Tackle                          2001

Quintin Mikell                          Safety                          2002

Ryan Dinwiddie                       Quarterback                 2003

Gabe Franklin                          Cornerback                  2004

Daryn Colledge                        Tackle                          2005

Brad Lau                                  Fullback                       2006

Jerard Rabb                              Wide Receiver             2006

Dan Gore                                 Tackle                          2007

Ian Johnson                              Running Back              2007

Jeron Johnson                          Safety                          2010

Brandyn Thompson                  Defensive Back            2010

Winston Venable                      Linebacker                   2010

Tyrone Crawford                      Defensive End              2011

Tyler Shoemaker                      Wide Receiver             2011

Charles Leno, Jr.                      Offensive Lineman       2013

Marcus Henry                          Center                          2016

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