Boise State Athletics hires former football standout, Daryn Colledge

Jeremiah Dickey, Boise State director of athletics, at a press conference.
Photo courtesy Boise State Athletics

Boise State Athletics announced on Nov. 4 the hire of Daryn Colledge, who will serve as the Bronco Athletic Association’s Director of Development and Varsity B Coordinator. 

Originally from North Pole, Alaska, Colledge was a football standout during his time at Boise State where he started in 52 consecutive games. He graduated in 2005 and played nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL). 

While in the NFL, Colledge helped lead the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl XLV victory and was named Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee in 2009 for his charity and volunteer work. He started 137 out of 141 games. 

“Serving our current and former student-athletes through the Varsity B program will always be a vital area within our athletics department,” said Athletic Director Jeramiah Dickey. “We are thrilled to bring Daryn back into the fold and are excited about the experience, institutional knowledge and relationship-building skills he brings to Boise State Athletics.”

In his new position, Colledge will be in charge of managing the Varsity B program, working with current stakeholders and potential donors to support Bronco Athletics. He will also work with Bronco Athletic Association (BAA) staff to develop marketing strategies for the Varsity B membership program all while developing networking and engagement opportunities for former Boise State student-athletes.

Following his career in the NFL, Colledge enlisted in the Idaho Army National Guard serving as a helicopter crew chief and was deployed in Afghanistan for nine months in 2018. 

Recently, Colledge and his wife announced their membership to the Lyle Smith Society. In 2012, they donated $150,000 to upgrade and enhance the Boise State Varsity Center weight room to impact Boise State athletes. 

“The time I spent in Boise, and at Boise State, has helped me become who I am today,” Colledge said. “I take great pride in where I came from, and value the experiences I had here as a student-athlete. During my professional career, I made it a point to give back to this University so that I could make a positive impact on the student-athlete experience, and in this role, I feel like I will be able to serve the next generation of Broncos more directly. I am thrilled to be able to impact the student-athlete experience for all of the men and women that choose to don the Blue and Orange.”

Jeremiah Dickey, Boise State director of athletics, at a press conference.
Photo courtesy Boise State Athletics

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