Head coach Andy Avalos announced that Boise State’s leading wide receiver Eric McAlister will be entering the transfer portal on Nov. 6. This announcement comes just days after the team’s loss to Fresno State.
“Eric McAlister has chosen to no longer compete as a member of our program,” Avalos said. “We wish him the best in the future and our focus remains on our next game.”
This announcement couldn’t come at a more inconvenient time. Losing this powerful offensive weapon is a detrimental blow to the team, especially since they have been consistently struggling offensively this season.
McAlister, better known as “EMac” by his teammates, has been a crucial, and quite frankly, irreplaceable part of this Bronco squad. In just 22 games with the Blue and Orange, McAlister garnered 1,132 yards, nine touchdowns and averaged 52 yards per game.
The Broncos, already struggling on the offensive side of the ball, will look to wide receivers Prince Strachan, the true freshman, and sixth-year Stefan Cobbs to carry the load for the remainder of the season.
The redshirt sophomore out of Azle, Texas, will have plenty of years remaining in eligibility to continue his football career at another college.