Printed on: December 24, 2012

BSU's Percy in good NFL company


Blackfoot graduate J.C. Percy joined some elite company with his 17 tackles Saturday afternoon in a 28-26 Las Vegas Bowl win over Washington.

The senior Boise State linebacker had already reached triple-digit tackles, the first BSU defender to do so since Korey Hall in 2006.

Hall went on to play for the Green Bay Packers, caught Aaron Rogers' first touchdown pass as a starter, and picked up a Super Bowl XLV ring.

Percy's 17 tackles ranks second in Las Vegas Bowl history, trailing only USC graduate Troy Polamalu who had 20 tackles in a 2001 loss to Utah.

Polamalu went on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers and make millions sponsoring various hair care products.

Percy tasted bowl victory in each of his four seasons, earning All Mountain West Conference First Team honors in 2012 for the 11-2 Broncos.

Men's basketball

The Westminster Griffins got eight points from West Jefferson graduate Blake Skidmore during an 89-49 win Tuesday over California-Merced.

Also for Westminster, on Tuesday, Blackfoot graduate Jordan

Bjornberg had four points and two steals for the 10-1 Griffins.

Women's basketball

Sugar-Salem graduate Sofia Hepworth had eight points and two assists for Southern Utah in a 60-54 road win over North Dakota in both schools' Big Sky Conference opener.

The T-birds are now 6-4 overall and 1-0 in conference play.

Big Bend guard and Madison graduate McKell Marlor had five steals, four points and four rebounds Dec. 17 during a 94-32 win over Northwest Indian College.

Also at BBCC, Sugar-Salem graduate McKall Miller had six points and two rebounds, and Teton grad Emily Thompson pitched in four points and four rebounds. Big Bend is now 9-1.

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