Former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore will likely be placed in the spotlight during Boise State’s spring game festivities on April 11. The writing appears to be on the wall the former Broncos quarterback will be honored in some way. Might his jersey number (No. 11) be retired as part of the alumni weekend and spring football bonanza?
As mapped out by The Idaho Statesman Boise State reporter Chadd Cripe, reading the tea leaves is pretty easy. Boise State is planning an alumni gathering of former Broncos players around the spring game. That spring game just so happens to be scheduled for April 11. Fans between the ages of two and 18 wearing a No. 11 jersey (because Kellen Moore jerseys are an NCAA no-no, of course) will be admitted to the spring game for free. Head coach Bryan Harsin has been using “#11” in his tweets for a while now. No player on the current roster is currently wearing the No. 11, after a few players changed jersey numbers this offseason.
Something appears to be up, and for good reason.
Moore graduated from Boise State owning the record for most career wins by an FBS quarterback and was the first to win 50 games. A two-time All-American, Moore won a pair of WAC Offensive Player of the Year awards, was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2010. I am not going to sit here and speak on behalf of Boise State fans, but if the school has shown the desire to retire a uniform number in the past (Jim McMillan had his No. 12 retired). If McMillan set the bar for Boise State’s retired number status, and Moore smashed every record previously owned by him, then Moore having his number retired seems to make perfect sense.
What say you, Boise State fans? Should Moore have his number retired by the Broncos?