As always, the annual Silver and Gold Spring Game at 7pm is FREE to the public.
QB JOHN WELSH
As a freshman led Idaho to H-Bowl victory with four TD passes, and was named Game MVP. Ranks 4th single season completions (62.9%), 6th single-season yards (3,171), and 4th career yards (7,401).
RB WILLIE ALDERSON
Ranks 7th single-season average rushing yards per game (108.6).
OL RICK DEMULLING
Three-time First Team All-Big West selection, drafted in the 7th Round of NFL draft by Indianapolis Colts.
TE MIKE ROBERG
A First Team All-Big West selection, was drafted in the 7th Round of NFL draft by Carolina Panthers.
Offensively, the team was led by freshman quarterback John Welsh (his name is peppered throughout the Idaho record books), legendary runningback Joel Thomas, and included future NFL offensive lineman Rick DeMulling (there was not one senior on the starting line in '98, but DeMulling would go on to become a 7th round NFL draft pick), Idaho native runningback Willie Alderson, and 7th round NFL draft selection tightend Mike Roberg.
The team was loaded and overcame enormous odds - including starting three different quarterbacks throughout the season - to win the Big West Conference Championship and defeat the Southern Miss Eagles. Despite going into the Bowl Game as 16-point underdogs, the Vandals finished victorious to cap off a 9-3 season and a 4-1 Big West Conference record.
Below are links to the stories that chronicled Idaho's bowl victory:
LINK: Vandals Seize The Moment
LINK: USA Today Recap
Make your plans now to attend all the festivities planned for THIS FRIDAY for the annual Silver and Gold Spring Game, including pre- and post-functions.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Schedule of Events
5:00 p.m. – Vandal Silver & Gold Rally
Location: Kibbie North Concourse
Join President Timothy P. White, Athletic Director Rob Spear and Alumni Director Steve Johnson for pregame food and fun!
Open to the general public. Please purchase tickets by calling (208) 885-6466
»» 7:00 p.m. – Silver & Gold Scrimmage
Location: ASUI Kibbie Dome
»» Post-game celebration
Location: University Inn Best Western Catch up with friends and fellow alumni after the game!
Open to the general public. No cost.
For more information please contact Andrea Niehenke at (208) 885-0259.