8 Days Until the College Finals Season Kicks Off
Heading to the defensive backfield.
Yesterday for day 9 we took a look at an electrifying quarterback that played in Morgantown, West Virginia. Now today for day 8, we’ll be highlighting a safety that balled out in Boise.
George Iloka was born in Houston, Texas and played high school football at Kempner High School in Sugar Land, Texas. Iloka was recruited by TCU, Rice, and Northwestern but decided to play for Boise State.
As a freshman in the WAC, Iloka saw immediate time for the Broncos. He recorded sixty two tackles and four interceptions. Iloka was the youngest player to ever play in the WAC at just seventeen years old.
The following two seasons in 2009 and 2010, Iloka combined for one hundred and eleven tackles and three interceptions. He was named All WAC in his junior season in 2010. After having a great junior campaign, Iloka decided to stick around in Boise.
As a senior in 2011, Iloka tallied fifty eight tackles and one forced fumble in the Broncos first season in the Mountain West. His efforts earned him First Team All Mountain West and punched his ticket to the 2012 Senior Bowl.
In his time at Boise State, Iloka and the Broncos won fifty games and only lost three which is unreal.
Iloka was selected in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals and is currently an NFL free agent after spending 2020 with the Minnesota Vikings.
Tomorrow as we inch closer to the start of the season, we’ll be staying in the defensive backfield and highlight a safety from the Bayou.