By RODNEY D. BOAM
Brennyn Dunn, son of Mackay and Dani Dunn, started his collegiate football career at Boise State University as a redshirt freshman at the tight end position.
Last season he appeared in a few games as a freshman and reserve tight end.
Not to be discouraged, Dunn is living his dream of being on one of the toughest teams in the country.
Even with a new coach, Dunn said he’s happy to be at BSU.
”Boise is a nice place. Going to Boise is the greatest thing I’ve done in my life,” Dunn said. “Not very many people get to live their childhood dream. I’m glad and blessed I have this opportunity.”
There is a lot of work that goes into dressing in an orange and blue jersey, even in the off-season.
“We have a new strength and conditioning coach; the workouts are tough,” he said. “Right now I weigh 228 pounds they want me to be at 235 to 245 pounds; I’m getting closer.”
He said he thought he would see more playing time this year as a sophomore. They frequently use four tight ends.
The former PHS standout credits coach Shawn Marlow for being able to get Boise State to take a look at him.
“Coach Marlow is one of the guys who helped me get where I am today,” he said. “I couldn’t thank him enough. He told me with hard work and elbow grease and a little persistence I could go anywhere.”
Dunn also had a stellar track career at PHS. He qualified for state in three events as a sophomore, winning the district title: 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and high jump.
He also won the district championship as a junior in the 110 hurdles and high jump, finishing second and fifth at state, respectively. He continued to win four events at districts as a senior by finishing second at state in the hurdles and third in the 4×200.
“Football in college is a lot faster than high school was,” he said. “Speed is definitely my friend.”
When he escapes from BSU and makes it back to his stomping grounds, he still spends time with some of his former PHS teammates.
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