An Ian Johnson Boise State Jersey is one of Bronco Nation's most famed jerseys, and is still the most popular jersey choice amongst die hard Boise State Broncos fans.
Even years after he graduated and moved onto the pros (the NFL), an Ian Johnson Boise State Jersey is still commonplace at Bronco Stadium on game days, and even in living rooms across the world. If you're going to cheer for the Boise State Broncos, why not do it wearing the most popular Boise State Jersey ever?
Ian Johnson set the bar high as the featured running back at Boise State from 2005 to 2008, from a breakout career as a freshman to a storybook finish at the 2007 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. His dominance against Oregon State in 2006 (240 yards rushing and five touchdowns) earned him national respect, intense media coverage and the role of "poster boy" for a BCS-busting Broncos football team.
Not to mention his jaw-dropping finish at the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, when he took a hand off from quarterback Jared Zabransky on the statue-of-liberty fake play and trotted into the end zone untouched in what has become known as the greatest bowl game in college football history - not to mention one of the biggest upsets in all of sports.
Throughout his four year career (five if you count a red-shirt freshman year), Ian Johnson delighted fans with flashy and powerful running, but also with a trademark smile. Johnson always enjoyed the game, the fans and the Boise State atmosphere. Even after losses, Johnson found reasons to stay upbeat. He not only lead the football team, but also the entire Boise State fan base (known as "Bronco Nation"). It's no wonder his jersey still outsells almost all others, even years after graduation.
Buy An Ian Johnson Jersey And Show Your Bronco Colors
The Boise State Broncos have prided themselves as blue-collared, never-see-them coming players, and Ian Johnson personified this. Perhaps that's the reasons his jersey is still worn by thousands of Bronco fans at every home and away game. Or maybe its because the Broncos rose to the national spotlight under his legs, and wearing an Ian Johnson jersey is an excellent way to pay tribute to the "roots" of Boise's rise to national acclaim.
Or maybe the fans simply respect a young man who truly enjoyed doing what he did best: rushing for thousands of yards per season and scoring multiple touchdowns per game?
Either way, Ian Johnson's classic number 41 is commonplace at nearly any Boise State football function. And that's not likely to change any time soon. Even as new players reach even greater heights (for example, quarterback Kellen Moore nearly won a Heisman Trophy in 2010), fans will always admire and respect Johnson's contributions to the program. That's why, in my humble opinion, an Ian Johnson Boise State Jersey is, and will always be, the most popular jersey choice amongst Boise State fans.