Dhaenens gets more hands-on role for Boise State

Boise State junior tight end Alec Dhaenens is getting a more active role in the offense, filling in for the injured Jake Roh.

BOISE - During his first two years at Boise State, tight end Alec Dhaenens earned most of his playing time as a blocker. Prior to this season, the junior had appeared in 27 games but only had four catches and 26 yards to show for it.

Last Saturday down in Louisiana was a different story. Filling in for the injured Jake Roh, Dhaenens hauled in a career-high five receptions for 40 yards. That tied the most catches in a single-game by a Boise State tight end since Kyle Efaw had six catches against Georgia back in the 2011 season opener.

Wednesday, the former Fruitland Grizzly told reporters it was just nice to get into a good flow on offense again.

"I've been trying to prove my running ability since I got here. I've showed it in practice, and I was able to transfer it to the field.

"It felt good to be part of the offense again, getting the ball, making yards, and contributing on those third downs," he added.

Boise State coach Bryan Harsin has not said how long Roh will be out of the lineup. But one thing is for sure, Dhaenens showed that he adds another layer to the Boise State offensive attack, and will almost certainly get more chances to contribute this season.

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