BSU Football Legend Dies at 53
Randy Trautman, the only Boise State player in the College Football Hall of Fame died this past weekend. Boise State football coach Bryan Harsin tweeted, “Randy Trautman rest in peace. We will miss you......Bronco for Life.”
According to The Idaho Statesman the cause of death has not been made public, but Trautman has had health issues over the past couple of years. The former walk-on from Caldwell High became the most honored football player in Boise State football history.
A walk-on defensive tackle of the 1978 team, Trautman is the only Bronco football player to receive four first team All-American awards. Following his junior and senior seasons, Trautman was selected to the Associated Press and Kodak All-American squads. He also received first team All-Big Sky Conference honors in 1980 and 1981. A member of the 1980 NCAA Division I-AA National Championship team, he finished his career with 2666 total tackles, including 29 tackles for losses of 152 yards. Trautman was drafted in the ninth round of the 1982 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins. He later played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League from 1982 to 1985.