Jeremy McNichols - Boise State
Jeremy McNichols '14 was an all-league RB/WR for the Eagles. As a senior he rushed 163 times for 798 yards and eight touchdowns, and hauled in 17 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed for over 100 yards 5x that season. He also played defense recording 34 tackles. Jeremy holds the Eagle record for most rushing in an Eagle debut with 163 yards rushing at Bishop Amat in 2013. He is ranked 37th All-Time on the Career All-Purpose Yardage rankings with 1152 yards (798 rush, 191 rec, 163 KO Ret). He is ranked 26th All-Time on the Career Rushing Yardage rankings with 798.
Originally committed to the University of Utah to play college football but later changed to Boise State University. McNichols enrolled at Boise State in early August before the start of fall camp. Heading into the season, McNichols planned on being redshirted and sat out the first five games before the redshirt was pulled. McNichols ended up playing in nine games as a true freshman during the 2014 season. Played in 34 career games, while starting the final 25 for the Broncos (2014-16). Rushed 571 times for 3,205 yards (5.6 average) and 44 touchdowns. Caught 103 passes for 1,089 yards (10.6 average) and 11 touchdowns. Also returned 28 kickoffs for 554 yards (19.8 average). In his Jr. year at Boise State was also a Doak Walker Award Semi-finalist, finished the season with 27 touchdowns which ranked him second in the nation and third all-time in a single season at Boise State.
Jeremy was selected in the fifth round of the NFL Draft (162nd overall) by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2017 NFL Draft. Jeremy is the 5th Eagle to be drafted into the NFL. In 2017, he was prominently featured on the popular HBO Series "Hard Knocks" which followed the Tampa Bay Bucaneers that season. McNichols currently plays for the Tennessee Titans. In a Week 6 matchup against the Houston Texans of the 2020 season, he accounting for more than 50 rushing yards in a dominant Titans performance, who had 601 offensive yards, most in franchise history. He finished the 2020 season playing in all 16 games as a backup to Derrick Henry recording 47 carries for 204 yards and one touchdown along with 12 receptions for 55 yards. During the playoffs, McNichols recorded one carry for four yards in the Titans 20–13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the wildcard round.
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