Spring 2017--Our Brophy Broncos from the class of 2017 moving on to play college football: Matthew Kempton, NAU; Noah Williams, Stanford; Rexx Tessler, Arizona; Noah Pittenger, Arizona; Caleb Moore, Lake Forest College; Jordan Briggs, Lake Forest College; Matt Leonard, Lake Forest College; Rex Goosen, Scottsdale Community College; & Matt Ryan, Ottawa University; and two Broncos from the class of 2016: Dante Diaz-Infante, Phoenix College; & Walker Adams, Scottsdale Community College.
December 2016: Here are our former Bronco players appearing in 2016-17 post-season bowl and playoff games:
NCAA Division I, FBS Bowl Games: Ryan Velez (BCP 2016)--Army, Heart of Dallas Bowl, Tuesday, Dec. 27; Isaiah Oliver (BCP 2015)--Colorado, Alamo Bowl, Thursday, Dec. 29; Austin A.T. Hall (BCP 2014) & C.J. Keller (BCP 2014)--Stanford, Sun Bowl, Friday, Dec. 30; & Connor Murphy (BCP 2016)--Southern California, Rose Bowl, Monday, January 2, 2017.
Playoffs: Isaiah Oliver (BCP 2015)--Colorado, Pac-12 Championship game, Dec. 2; Clarence Clark (BCP 2013)--Baker University, NAIA playoffs: Championship game, Saturday, Dec. 17; Matthew Auran (BCP 2013)--John Hopkins, NCAA Division III playoffs (2d round loss); Leonard Gutierrez (BCP 2014)--St. John's, NCAA Division III playoffs (2d round loss).
Alumni News: Former Bronco Clarence Clark (BCP 2013) leads Baker University to the NAIA championship game Saturday, December 17 in Daytona Beach, Florida. With :38 remaining, Clarence scored on a 77-yard TD reception to secure the undefeated Wildcats' 45-41 semifinal game win over Eastern Oregon. http://www.naia.org/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27900&ATCLID=211338291
Devon Allen (BCP 2013) announced he will become a professional in track, giving up his remaining college football eligibility with the Oregon Ducks to focus on international track competition, remains open to a return to football in future. http://www.goducks.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4538
Devon Allen (BCP 2013) was inducted into the Great American Rivalry Series Hall of Fame during the Chandler game, Friday night, Oct. 21. Devon joins previous Great American Rivalry Series Hall of Fame Bronco inductees Bryan Berens (BCP 2008) and Trent Murphy (BCP 2009).
Nine former Broncos on 2016 PAC 12 football rosters: Devon Allen (BCP 2013)--Oregon; Frederick Gammage (BCP 2012)--ASU; Austin A.T. Hall (BCP 2014)--Stanford; C.J. Keller (BCP 2014)--Stanford; Connor Murphy (BCP 2016)--USC; Isaiah Oliver (BCP 2015)--Colorado; Donald Reiter (BCP 2016)--Arizona; & Owen Rogers (BCP 2014)--ASU. Click here: Arizonans on Pac-12 football rosters - 2016
Nine of the 101 Arizona high school players in the PAC 12 this season are from Brophy. With Ryan Velez (BCP 2016)--Army, Brophy places ten former players on the list of 202 Arizona high school players on 2016 NCAA Division 1 FBS rosters: Click here: Arizonans on college football rosters - 2016Oregon Duck WR Devon Allen (BCP 2013) out for season: Click here: Devon Allen Injury: Updates on Oregon WR's Knee and Recovery | Bleacher Report
From Rio 2016 to Eugene, former Bronco athlete Devon Allen (BCP 2013) is back on the gridiron with the Oregon Ducks: Click here: Devon Allen - 2016 Football Roster - GoDucks.com | The University of Oregon Official Athletics
Devon Allen (BCP 2013) finishes fifth in Olympic 110 high hurdles Click here: Oregon WR Devon Allen finishes 5th in 110m hurdles in Rio | theScore.com Click here: Phoenix's Devon Allen falls short of medal, finishes 5th in 110-meter hurdles at Rio Olympics
Devon Allen (BCP 2013) will represent the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the high hurdles. Click here: Devon Allen, Aries Merritt advance in hurdles at track trials
All State Bronco tight end Streator Bates (BCP 2015) commits to Brown. Click here: Ex-Brophy TE/K Streator Bates finds football reboot at Brown
Chad McClanahan (BCP 2016) signs with Major League Baseball's Milwaukee Brewers. Click here: ASU baseball loses Brophy's Chad McClanahan to Brewers
National Signing Day: [UPDATED 2/26] Ryan Velez, RB, signed with Army, where he will be the first Bronco alum to play at West Point. The first Wednesday in February is college football national signing day for recruited football athletes. Here are the Class of 2016 football players who announced their commitments and signed their letters of intent during the Brophy college athletes' signing event in the Harper Great Hall February 3d: Donald Reiter, LS, Arizona; Jacob Collins, OL, Tufts; Connor Murphy, DE, USC (link to article below); Cade Knox, QB, Harvard link to article below); and Brendan Coleman, OL, Amherst; with more to come.... Click here: Recruiting: Where Arizona's top 25 high school football seniors signed Click here: 2016 football players to sign with 4-year colleges
Tyler Bruggman (BCP 2013) has enrolled at Montana State University, joining the Bobcats football team as a quarterback. http://www.kbzk.com/story/30933168/cats-add-depth-at-quarterback-offensive-line
Two Broncos in 2016 NFL Playoffs: J.J. Jansen (BCP 2004) Carolina Panthers; & Trent Murphy (BCP 2009) Washington Redskins.
Ten Broncos in 2015-16 college football bowl and playoff games: NJCAA -- Tyler Bruggman (BCP 2013) Scottsdale Community College, Valley of the Sun Bowl; NAIA playoffs: Clarence Clark (BCP 2013) Baker University, Kansas [NAIA All-American first team wide receiver]; NCAA Division III playoffs -- Matthew Auran (BCP 2013) Johns Hopkins; NCAA Division I FBS bowl games -- Casey Skowron (BCP 2011) Arizona, New Mexico Bowl [bowl game captain]; Austin A.T. Hall (BCP 2014) Stanford, Rose Bowl; C.J. Keller (BCP 2014) Stanford, Rose Bowl; Michael Mosharaffa (BCP 2012) TCU, Alamo bowl; Devon Allen (BCP 2013) Oregon, Alamo Bowl; Fredeick Gammage III(BCP 2012) ASU, Cactus Bowl; & Owen Rogers (BCP 2014) ASU, Cactus Bowl.
Clarence Clark (BCP 2013) was named NAIA All-American first team wide receiver. Clarence also nailed a 56-yard field goal this season, though his kicking was limited by his coaches due to an ACL injury that caused him to miss the 2014 season. Click here: 2015 AFCA-NAIA All-America Teams Announced - NAIA - National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Click here: Football
Quarterback Tyler Bruggman (BCP 2013) leads Scottsdale Community College to victory in the Valley of the Sun Bowl. Click here: Gutsy late pass preserves SCC victory in Valley of the Sun Bowl Click here: Back home, Tyler Bruggman leads SCC in Valley of the Sun Bowl
Behind the thrilling Stanford walkoff victory over Notre Dame: Former Bronco C.J. Keller (BCP 2014) with the snap for the Cardinal 45-yard field goal as time expired.
Former Bronco All-State QB Tyler Bruggman (BCP 2013) led the Scottsdale Community College Artichokes to a win in the Valley of the Sun Bowl this 2015 season.
Connor Martinez (BCP 2013) has transferred to Pomona Pitzer College to continue his college football career. Menlo College cancelled its football program following the 2014 season, Connor's sophomore year during which he was the starting middle linebacker. Connor was able to transfer without restrictions.Broncos' Class of 2015 College Football Commitments:
[April 29] Brophy senior linebackers Jack Garcia and Dakota Ducar have committed to play football at Lake Forest College, in Chicago. They will join Andy Rice (BCP 2012) with the Foresters.
[April 22] Bronco captain and two-year starter at center, Matthew Trusiak committed to play football at Occidental College in Los Angeles (located west of Pasadena). The NCAA Division III Oxy Tigers play in Jack Kemp Stadium, named for it's former grad who went on to celebrated NFL and national political careers.
[March 4] Jack Katzman committed to Dartmouth as a punter. With an average of 40.7 yards on 46 punts, Jack has the top punting average in modern Brophy school history. Jack is the tenth Bronco football player during head coach Scooter Molander's ten seasons to play football in the Ivy League.
[February 4] National Signing Day: It's the first Wednesday in February, which means NCAA letters of intent may be signed, binding school and player. The NCAA football signing period runs through April 1. A hearty thank you to the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the National Football Foundation for hosting at the Scottsdale Hilton its fourth annual National Signing Day ceremony for high school seniors signing with college football programs. Live media coverage was provided by Fox Sports Arizona, NBC Sports Radio 1060, and AZ Central.com with Richard Obert and Scott Bordow. Congatulations to our three Brophy Class of 2015 seniors who began their day at the NFF event, followed by a lunchtime signing ceremony on campus: Isaiah Oliver--Colorado Click here: Brophy Prep DB Isaiah Oliver happy to find a Pac-12 home; Streator Bates--Air Force Click here: Grandfather inspires Bates' journey to Air Force ; & Jack Haddon--Holy Cross; with more college football commitments to come . . . .
Photo of QB Brian Woodward (BCP 2014) in action during spring practice with the University of South Dakota coyotes: http://www.argusleader.com/story/sports/college/university-of-south-dakota/2015/04/24/usds-saeger-getting-needed-reps-qb/26331967/
Former Bronco linbacker Owen Rogers (BCP 2014) is a new A.S.U. Sundevil walk on player.
[December 22] Alumni News: Congratulations to the Colorado State Pueblo Thundewolves, and running back #24 Marche' Dennard (BCP 2013), for winning the Division II national championship on Saturday, December 20.
Bronco Alumni in 2014-15 college football bowl and playoff games:
Division 1, FBS College Football Playoffs Bowl Game (semifinals Jan. 1; Championship January 13) --
Devon Allen (BCP 2013) WR #5, Oregon: Rose Bowl/College Football Playoffs semifinal (Pasadena, Thursday, January 1; 3PM ESPN)
Division 1 FBS Bowl games -- Click here: Arizonans in college football bowl games: 2014-15
Alex Garoutte (BCP 2010), K #25; Frederick Gammage (BCP 2012), WR #89; & Marcus Mehlhaf-Brown (BCP 2012) DB #37; Arizona State: Sun Bowl (El Paso, Saturday, 12/27; noon, CBS);
Will Perrott (BCP 2011), OL #51, Duke: Sun Bowl (El Paso, Saturday, 12/27; noon, CBS);
Seyi Adebayo (BCP 2009), DE #95, Boston College: New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Bronx, New York City, Saturday, 12/27; 2:30PM; ESPN);
Tyler Bruggman (BCP 2013), QB #10, Louisville: Belk Bowl (Charlotte, Tuesday, 12/30; 4:30PM, ESPN);
A.T. Hall (BCP 2014), OL #75 & C.J. Keller (BCP 2014), LS #68, Stanford: Foster Farms Bowl (Santa Clara, Tuesday, 12/30; 8PM ESPN);
Michael Mosharaffa (BCP 2012) DE #93 & Ian Moser (BCP 2012) WR #19, T.C.U.: Chick-fil-A Bowl (Atlanta, Wednesday 12/31; 10:30AM ESPN); &
Casey Skowron (BCP 2011) K #41, Arizona: Fiesta Bowl (Gendale, Wednesday, 12/31; 2 PM ESPN).
Division 1 FCS, Division II and Division III playoffs --
Josh Dennard (BCP 2011), DB # 14, Montana State (Division 1, FCS playoffs, 12/6 second round);
Marche' Dennard (BCP 2013), RB # 24, Colorado State Pueblo (NCAA Division II National Champions; December 20 championship game on ESPN2);
Kyle Veldman (BCP 2011), OL # 72, M.I.T. (Division III, 11/29 second round); &
Matthew Auran (BCP 2013), P/H, WR #36, Johns Hopkins (Division III, 11/29 second round).
[December 21] From walk-on to scholarship player, Frederick Gammage (BCP 2012) receives attention as ASU prepares for Sun Bowl. Click here: Former Walk-on Gammage Keeping Chip on his Shoulder - Sports360AZ
Former Broncos Alex Garroutte (BCP 2010) and Casey Skowron (BCP 2011) were selected for 2014 Pac-12 All-Academic team honors based on their academic acheivements as football team starters. Alex, now completing his fourth season as the ASU kicker, with a 3.97 GPA, was named to the first team, and Casey, the University of Arizona kicker, with a 3.37 GPA, was named to the Honorable Mention team. Click here: ASU football has school-record 12 honored for academics
Arizona Wildcat redshirt junior kicker Casey Skowron (BCP 2011) was named Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week following the Wildcats' win over the Washington Huskies Saturday. Click here: Pac-12 football players of the week announced | Pac-12 Casey made a walk-off 47-yard field goal to give Arizona a 27-26 win. Casey also scored a touchdown on an 18-yard fake field goal run, adding two touchbacks, three extra points and a fourth-quarter 35-yard field goal. Click here: Arizona kicker Casey Skowron has game of redemption The #15 ranked Wildcats are 8-2 for the season. Click here: Last-second FG gives Arizona dramatic win
Former Broncos, Justin Barnes (BCP 2013) and Connor Martinez (BCP 2013) faced off in a college game Saturday night, Nov. 1. Justin started at safety for Arizona Christian University. Connor started at middle linebacker for Menlo College. Families of four more Bronco alumni teammates also were on hand to watch the boys.
[October 18] Former Bronco, now a Stanford Cardinal freshman, CJ Keller (BCP 2013), made his debut as the Cardinal long snapper at ASU, Saturday, October 18,
[October 10] Former Bronco and Stanford Cardinal, Trent Murphy (BCP 2009) comes home Sunday, October 12, when the Washington Redskins play the Cardinals at University of Phoenix stadium.Click here: The Redskins Blog | Trent Murphy Sees Little Brother’s Game; Family To See Him Sunday
[Sunday, September 21] Former Broncos Devon Allen (BCP 2013), with 7 catches for 142 yds; & 2 TD receptions, and Casey Skowron (BCP 2011), making 3/4 FGs, 4/4 on PATs, & all kickoffs for touchbacks, had good games in their undefeated Pac-12 teams' close victories Saturday night. Oregon defeated Washington State, 38-31, and Arizona came from behind to beat Cal, 49-45 on a final Hail-Mary TD from the 50.
[Sunday, June 29]: Former Brophy, current Oregon Duck, football and track athlete Devon Allen (BCP 2013) won the U.S.A. Track & Field national outdoor championships title in the 110 high hurdles. Devon's winning time of 13.155, over ten collegiate/olympic height 42" hurdles, is better than his Arizona high school record of 13.50 for the 110 high hurdles, with 39" hurdles. Click here: Allen Adds Another Title, Wins 110 Hurdles - GoDucks.com - The University of Oregon Official Athletics Web Site Click here: Phoenix's Devon Allen wins 110-meter hurdles title
Former Brophy Bronco and Stanford Cardinal, now Washington Redskin, Trent Murphy (BCP 2009) was awarded the Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medal award. The award is conferred annually to each Pac-12 school's "outstanding senior male and female student-athlete based on the exhibition of the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership." Named for the former Pac-12 Commissioner, former Conference Award winners include Pat Tillman and Steve Prefontanine, along with Cardinal great John Elway. Click here: Pac-12 names 2013-14 Tom Hansen Conference Medal Winners | Pac-12
[June 10] Carolina Panther long snapper JJ Jansen (BCP 2004) at the plate: Click here: Panthers' Jansen earns respect for 'specialists everywhere' | Region | The State
[June 2] Oregon freshman Devon Allen (BCP 2013) set the Oregon track record for the 110 hurdles (which at 42" are 3 inches higher than high school high hurdles) and leads the Ducks into the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Champoinships at Oregon's legendary Hayward Stadium June 11-14, Click here: While the Pre Classic unfolded in Eugene, Devon Allen put the Ducks in position for the NCAA title; Oregon track &
[June 5] Former Bronco three-sport athlete Clarence Clark (BCP 2013) was named to the NAIA All-American third team at receiver following his freshman season at Kansas' Baker University. Click here: Clark, Jacks, Morse Named All-Americans
Brophy Bronco Selected Early in '14 NFL Draft: Congratulations to Brophy and Stanford graduate Trent Murphy (BCP 2009). Trent was selected by the Washington Redskins with their first selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, the 47th pick, during the second round. Click here: Washington selects former Brophy Prep and Stanford linebacker Trent Murphy in 2nd round of NFL draft
[May 25] Oregon freshman Devon Allen (BCP 2013) continues a productive spring with four second-place finishes in the Pac-12 conference track meet, 110 high hurdles, 4x100 relay, 400 hurdles and 4x400 relay. Just three weeks ago, Devon stood out in the Ducks' football spring game as a starting rotation wide receiver, with two touchdown receptions.
Broncos coming up big in Division I FBS spring games: Florida Atlantic -- Robert Relf (BCP 2013); Arizona -- Casey Scowron (BCP2011); Arizona State -- Alex Garoutte (BCP 2010) & Frederick Gammage (BCP 2012); Washington State -- Tyler Bruggman (BCP 2013) and Oregon -- Devon Allen (BCP 2013).
National Letter of Intent Signing Day [Updated April 28] BCP safety Leonard Gutierrez will play at Saint John's University (Minnesota). Following an official visit shortly after signing day, Brophy senior quarterback Brian Woodward signed with the University of South Dakota. Click here: Football recruiting notes: Brophy QB signs | Insiders Bronco seniors Austin A.T.Hall and C.J. Keller officially made their Stanford Cardinal football signing announcements Wednesday, February 5, at the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the National Football Foundation NSD event, with live coverage on AM Radio1060. Click here: azcentral.com video: Austin Hall talks about signing with Stanford Click here: Local high school stars announce their college destinations More senior Bronco commitments soon. For a list of Brophy varsity alumni football players who have moved on to play at college, visit the Alumni page--tab at left.
[May 6] Stanford graduate Trent Murphy (BCP 2009) has been on campus for Broncos' spring ball as he awaits the 2014 NFL Draft. Trent is projected to be selected in the early rounds, May 8 or 9. Click here: NFL Draft profile: Trent Murphy | Stanford Daily Click here: Trent Murphy Draft Profile – NFL.com
[May 3] Oregon Duck two-sport star freshman Devon Allen (BCP 2013) scores twice in Ducks' 2014 spring game. Click here: Young playmakers highlight Oregon spring football game - GoDucks.com - The University of Oregon Official Athletics
[April 2014] Bleacher Report lists Devon Allen (BCP 2013) among five fastest freshmen in PAC 12. Click here: WR Devon Allen, Oregon Feature on Oregon Duck track star and receiver Devon Allen: http://oregon.247sports.com/Article/Ducks-hope-Devon-Allens-track-speed-can-carry-over-to-football-28256192
[April 10] First team OLB Robert Relf (BCP 2013) scored a touchdown on an interception in the Florida Atlantic spring game. Click here: Football Enjoys a Successful Spring Game - Florida Atlantic Owls Official Athletic Site
[April 2014] Devon Allen (BCP 2013) completed a successful freshman indoor track season, recording a personal best 7.83 in the 60 meter high hurdles, the fourth-best Oregon track team time for the indoor 60M HH event. Click here: Ducks Set and Solidify NCAA Marks Saturday - GoDucks.com - The University of Oregon Official Athletics Web Site
[February 24] 2014 NFL draft begins May 8 -- Video link for Trent Murphy (BCP 2009) at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RmLzCs_6f1Q Former Bronco and Stanford Cardinal Trent Murphy (BCP 2009) is busy at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. Click here: azcentral.com video: Trent Murphy at NFL combine Trent is scheduled to participate with his DE/LB position on Monday, February 24--NFL Network all-day TV coverage begins at 7AM. Click here: Brophy alum Trent Murphy readies himself for NFL - East Valley Tribune: VarsityXtra The event will be televised by the NFL Network, February 22-25, 2014. Click here: NFL Scouting Combine - NFL.com
[January 25] After completing his redshirt football season at Oregon with an Alamo bowl victory, freshman Devon Allen (BCP 2013) is now competing with the Ducks' Track & Field team. Click here: Track & Field - Roster - GoDucks.com - The University of Oregon Official Athletics Web Site Devon finished seventh in the 60 meter high hurdles at the indoor Rod McCravy Memorial at the University of Kentucky, Saturday, Janaury 25.
[January 23] Former Brophy Bronco headed to the Pro Bowl: Brophy alum J.J. (Jeffrey) Jansen (BCP 2004) was selected for the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl. Click here: Long-snapper J.J. Jansen joins Panthers teammates on Pro Bowl roster | CharlotteObserver.com J.J. was drafted by Team Sanders and will wear his regular jersey # 44. J.J. is a six-year NFL veteran long snapper with the Carolina Panthers. Following his graduation from Notre Dame in 2008, J.J. was signed by the Packers, then traded to the Panthers prior to the 2009 season. J.J. snapped for the Fighting Irish for three seasons (2005--7). Click here: Carolina Panthers: J.J. Jansen The Pro Bowl will be played in Hawaii on Sunday, January 26, with TV coverage on NBC beginning at 5:30 PM local time. Click here: NFL Pro Bowl | NFL.com
[January 20] Former Brophy Bronco and Stanford Cardinal DE/LB Trent Murphy (BCP 2009) is set to play for the North squad in the Senior Bowl, Saturday, January 25. The Senior Bowl will be telecast by the NFL Network live from Mobile, Alabama, kickoff at 2PM MST. Trent will be wearing his familiar # 93. Click here: 2014 Game Rosters : The Game : Senior Bowl
[Bowl Season 2013-14] Congratulations and good luck to our former Broncos in 2013-14 college football bowl games: Stanford Cardinal #93 Trent Murphy (BCP 2009)--Rose Bowl, January 1; Duke Blue Devil #51 Will Perrott (BCP 2011)--Chik-fil-A Bowl, December 31; Arizona Wildcat #41 Casey Skowron (BCP 2011)--Advo Care Independence Bowl, December 31; Arizona State Sundevils #25 Alex Garoutte (BCP 2010) and #89 Fred Gammage (BCP 2012)--Holiday Bowl, December 30; Oregon Duck #13 Devon Allen (BCP 2013)--Alamo Bowl, December 30; Washington State Cougar #10 Tyler Bruggman (BCP 2013)--New Mexico Bowl, December 21; USC Trojan #41 Jack Auran (BCP 2009)--Las Vegas Bowl, December 21; and UCLA Bruin Graduate Assistant Matt Butterfield (BCP 2007)--Sun Bowl, December 31.
[December 16] Stanford Cardinal Trent Murphy (BCP 2009) was named all Pac-12 and to several All-American teams at linebacker. Click here: Trent Murphy - GoStanford.com
[December 6] Lots about Stanford Cardinal Trent Murphy (BCP 2009) as he returns to ASU Stadium for the Pac-12 Championship game: Click here: Hard work turns former Brophy Prep standout Trent Murphy into dominant force at Stanford Click here: Valley native Murphy typifies Stanford's physicality
[November 5] Sports Illustrated feature article on Trent Murphy (BCP 2009) -- Click here: Stanford's Trent Murphy uses childhood lessons to fuel success - College Football - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
[October 28] Former Broncos' receive gridiron honors: Stanford DE Trent Murphy (BCP 2009) was named the Pac 12 Defensive Player of the Week, after recording 2.5 sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss and a blocked PAT, Click here: Trent Murphy of Stanford Cardinal named Pac-12 defensive POW - ESPN and Baker University K/WR Clarence Clark (BCP 2013) was named the NAIA Special Teams Player of the Week, with a 59-yard field goal to tie and 53-yard field goal to win Saturday. http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/9459-clark-named-naia-national-special-teams-potw?template=bu
[October 22] Photo of Oregon Duck WR #13 Devon Allen (BCP 2013) and Washington State Cougar QB #10 Tyler Bruggman (BCP 2013) following the Washington State at Oregon game, October 19:
[NEW October 9] More on Stanford Cardinal Trent Murphy (BCP 2009): Click here: Trent Murphy: Big Catch - GoStanford.com
[September 30] Trent Murphy (BCP 2009) is happy to be back with the Cardinal for a fifth season. Click here: Stanford LB Trent Murphy happy he stuck around for 5th year with Cardinal
[September 10] Trent Murphy (BCP 2009) was inducted into the U.S. Marines Great American Rivals Series Hall of Fame during the September 6 Hamilton game -- more in Previous Features--tab at left.
[August 2] Stanford Cardinal Trent Murphy (BCP 2009) has been named to the Bednarik, Nagurski, Butkus and Lombardi awards watch lists for the 2013. Trent is expected to lead a dominant defense this season for the top-5 ranked Stanford Cardinal.
[July 30] Ray Polk (BCP 2008) was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars prior to camp. Click here: Jacksonville Jaguars: Ray Polk
[April 27] Former all-state Bronco Ray Polk (BCP 2008) has signed with the Seattle Seahawks as a free agent safety out of Colorado. Click here: Bakhtiari, Kasa Selected In Saturday’s NFL Draft - CUBuffs.com - Official Athletics Web site of the University of
Ray Polk (BCP 2008) is back in town following his Pro Day at the University of Colorado, when he recorded a best 40 time of 4.37. Ray has been invited to visit of NFL teams prior to the draft.
Third team AP All-American linebacker Trent Murphy (BCP 2009) played in his fourth college bowl game with the Stanford Cardinal: Rose Bowl, 2013; Fiesta Bowl, 2012; Orange Bowl, 2011 & Sun Bowl, 2010 (with wins in the Rose and Orange Bowls). Click here: Ertz Leads Four Cardinal on AP All-America Teams - Stanford University's Official Athletic Site Trent received First Team honors as a member of the 2012 All Pac 12 Conference Football team. Click here: Former East Valley football stars earn Pac-12 accolades | Varsity Xtra Click here: Pac-12 announces 2012 all-conference team, individual honors - CBSSports.com Click here: Kenjon Barner, Marqise Lee Headline 2012 All-Pac 12 Team | Bleacher Report
Listen to a SiriusXM College Sports Coast to Coast interview with Stanford linebacker and team leader Trent Murphy (BCP 2009), who had three Broncos' state championship game appearances in 2005, 2007 & 2008 ): http://siriusxmsports.posterous.com/stanford-qb-trent-murphy-on-college-sports-co
Brophy varsity football and basketball announcer Jim Burnes (BCP 1968) holds a couple of Brophy football milestones, with two interceptions in a game against Cortez and five interceptions during the 1966 season.
Article on Trent Murphy (BCP 2009) at Stanford: Click here: Beefier Murphy helps steer defense - SFGate
Check out seven former Broncos --Jack Auran USC (BCP 2009), Frederick Gammage ASU (BCP 2012), Alex Garoutte ASU (BCP 2010), Trent Murphy Stanford (BCP 2009), Will Perrott Duke (BCP 2011), Ray Polk Colorado (BCP 2008) and Casey Skowron Arizona ( BCP 2011)-- on the AzCentral.com photo gallery of Arizona high school players currently on Division 1 FBS bowl-bound college football team rosters: Click here: Arizonans on college football rosters: 2012-13 - azcentral.com photos
Former Broncos' kicker Casey Skowron (BCP 2011) was offered a roster spot --jersey #41-- by the University of Arizona Wildcats coming out of fall camp. After Casey tried out for the Wildcats when he arrived in 2011 , he was told they would keep his information on file. A year later, they called Casey back for another try out, gave him a provisional team try out, before finally naming him the back up kicker for the season.
Trent Murphy (BCP 2009) is among 51 college linebackers selected for the Butkus Award 2012 Collegiate Watch List. The Butkus Award recognizes "athletic achievement and service to the community while honoring the nation’s best high school, college, and professional linebackers." Click here: http://www.thebutkusaward.com/resources/assetcontent/Butkus%20Award%202012%20Watch%20Lists.pdf
Ray Polk (BCP 2008) was included in 2012 Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list honoring college football's Defensive IMPACT player of the year. The watch list is comprised of 42 collegiate defensive college student-athletes,whose selection is based on personal character and athletic performance. Click here: Lott IMPACT Trophy Names 2012 Watch List - Lott IMPACT Trophy
Congratulations to former Broncos safety Joe Maggi (BCP 2011) and the University of Arizona for their College World Series title, sweeping the best-of-three final series against two-time defending champion South Carolina with a 4-1 win Tuesday night. Maggi scored first for the Wildcats after a lead off double in the third. We look forward to seeing Joe this fall as he supports his former Broncos team mates and the current Maggi brothers at Brophy, Christian (BCP 2014), also a varsity defensive back, and Dane (BCP 2016), with the freshman team. Click here: Arizona Wildcats win national title with win over South Carolina Gamecocks
Joe Maggi (BCP 2011) helped propel the Arizona Wildcats into the College World Series best-of-three CWS final with a two-RBI single in the first inning of the semi final game, giving the Cats a 4-0 lead they would not relinquish. The final series starts on ESPN2 at 5 PM Sunday, June 24, with the Cats taking on two-time defnding champion South Carolina. Click here: Arizona Wildcats looking to put end to South Carolina Gamecocks' reign at the College World Series
Ray Polk (BCP 2008) was named one of the ten nicest guys in college football by the Bleacher Report. Ray is in impressive company with Lee Corso and Lou Holtz. Click here: Ray Polk | The 10 Nicest Guys in College Football | Bleacher Report
Next stop, the the College World Series with the Arizona Wildcats, for freshman Joe Maggi (BCP 2011), who was a big contributor for the Wildcats two Super Regional game wins in Tucson. Maggi hit an RBI single in the first inning to give the Wildcats a lead they would carry to Omaha. Arizona defeated St. John's 7-4 in game two to sweep the Super Regional series and advance to the CWS. Click here: Arizona Wildcats baseball advances to College World Series with sweep of St. Johns Click here: East Valley Tribune - Arizona Local News
With a one-out double in the bottom of the sixth inning, Joe Maggi (BCP 2011) scored to start a rally to erase St. John's four-run lead. The Arizona Wildcats won the first game of the NCAA Super Regional in Tucson, 7-6, in the bottom of the 10th. The winner of the best-of-three games Super Regional advances to the College World Series. Weekend games are scheduled for telecast live on ESPN2. Click here: Arizona Wildcats baseball rallies from 5-0 deficit to defeat St. John's in 10 innings
Former Brophy teammates, QB Beau Maggi and LB Brandon Bayardi (both BCP 2009) were selected in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. Beau who plays catcher for ASU, was drafted by the Kansas City Royals. He is the second Maggi brother to be drafted out of ASU. Older brother Drew Maggi (BCP 2008) is with the Pirates organization. Younger brother Joe Maggi (BCP 2011), who secured a spot in the Arizona Wildcats' outfield as a freshman this season, plays in the NCAA Super Regional at Tucson this weekend. Yet another Maggi is with the Broncos, with Christian (BCP 2014) making his mark on the Brophy varsity in the defensive back rotation. Beau led the Broncos as quarterback in the 2008 state championship game. Brandon, an outfielder for UNLV, was selected by the Minnesota Twins. He played linebacker, in a defensive front seven comprised of underclassmen, on the 2007 state championship Broncos squad. Click here: Arizona connections in 2012 MLB draft
University of Colorado Buffalo safety Ray Polk (BCP 2008) was named to the 2012 season watch list for the defensive player of the year Lott Impact Trophy awarded to the top defensive impact player. Ray was among the eight Pac 12 nominees included on the 42-player list. Click here: CU Buffs' Ray Polk named to Lott preseason watch list - Boulder Daily Camera Click here: Colorado Buffs' Ray Polk named to Lott Trophy watch list | The Field House
Broncos in the Bowls: Good luck to Trent Murphy (BCP 2009), who returns home with the Stanford Cardinal for the Fiesta Bowl. Murphy led the Broncos' defense in the 2007 and 2008 big-school state championship games at the Arizona Cardinals' University of Phoenix Stadium, site of the Fiesta Bowl on Monday, January 2. Murphy wears his familiar #93 at defensive end and outside linebacker for the Cardinal. Ranked #4 in the BCS, Stanford plays the #3 Oklahoma State Cowboys. Click here: Uneasy alliances formed at Stanford - East Valley Tribune: Sports In the Las Vegal Bowl December 22d, Alex Garoutte (BCP 2010) was a perfect 3/3 for PATs and 1/1 on field goals (from 32 yards in the 2d qtr) for the ASU Sun Devils against Boise State.
Do you know the unofficial nickname of the '78 Brophy football team? From the BrophyFootball.org History --tab at left-- Joe Klein (BCP 1985) explains: "The 1978 Broncos were a small, undersized yet determined group.“Pygmy Power” was a term used by many when referring to the ’78 team.With each game looking to be an uphill battle due opponents being larger and stronger, the team took it one game at a time." George Quiniff (BCP 1979) fondly recalls even the newspapers referred to the '78 Broncos as the Pygmies.
What current Bronco player has a dad who played on the 1978 Broncos? George Hale (BCP 1979), father of current Broncos' fullback Andy Hale (BCP 2012) #41, was a linebacker on the '78 team.
There is a long way to go this season, but a 10-0 regular season record is a special opportunity to look back at one of Brophy's top football teams, the 1978 Broncos. Coach Trevor Stinson and his 1978 squad, led by quarterback Doug Stitler (BCP 1979), was the first, and until this season the only, Brophy varsity football team to get through the regular season without a loss. It did not come easy. The team opened the season with back-to-back narrow 7-6 wins over Central and Paradise Valley, and completed the season sweep with a tough 10-6 victory over Cortez. After defeating St. Mary's 30-17 during the season, Brophy again played the Knights in the first round of the playoffs. For the second time, Brophy beat St. Mary's, moving on to play Tucson Amphitheater in the quarterfinals. The Broncos sealed a win over Amphi with a 99-yard touchdown pass from Stitler to Curt Reiman (BCP 1979), a longest touchdown pass record that will stand forever. A tough loss to Mountain View -- the eventaul champion -- in the semifinals ended the season at 12-1. Special thanks to George Quiniff (BCP 1979), 1978 Broncos' offensive lineman and father of Sam (BCP 2009), who was a QB and long snapper in Brophy's most recent championship game appearances in 2007 and 2008.
Photo and story from the ARIZONA DAILY STAR: Stanford linebacker Trent Murphy (BCP 2009) smothers UA's Nick Foles after Foles fumbled late in the second quarter. It was one of five sacks for the Cardinal. Click here: Stanford 37 Arizona 10: That's gotta hurt
Class of 2011 College Football Commitments: Kyle Veldman, M.I.T., Will Perrott, Duke, Josh Dennard, Montana, and Ryan Hickey, Mesa CC, with more pending. Congratulations Kyle, Will, Josh and Ryan for your Broncos' careers.
Former Broncos appear in four Pac-12 spring games: Ray Polk (BCP 2008), Colorado; Trent Murphy (BCP 2009), Stanford; Alex Garroutte (BCP 2010), ASU; and Jack Auran (BCP 2009), USC. The Buff's Polk, DB, Cardinal Murphy, LB/DE, and Sun Devil Garroutte, K, are set to start this season.
Alex Garoutte (BCP 2010) was five for five on PATs and hit field goals of 43, 47 and 49 yards during the 2011 ASU spring game.
Big role expected for Ray Polk (BCP 2008) at Colorado this fall--as a high school sophomore, Ray played cornerback on the 2005 Broncos' state championship team (sealing the victory over Hamilton with an interception to end the game) before switching to running back his junior and senior years (delivering the second school football state championship in 2007): CU's Polk still in demand but knows it's safety first - By Natalie Meisler The Denver Post
BCP Alumni Club:
Brophy football alumni are encouraged to contact Broncos' varsity defensive line coach James Allen by Email to get him their current contact information. James will be leading a new Brophy Football Alumni Club. The initial vision is to help keep Brophy grads in touch with each other and the current football program. Email: James@Azcolaw.com