Shields' shoulders will not cooperate

Boise State senior linebacker David Shields will not play in 2008 and has likely played his last game as a Bronco. Shields was hampered most of last season with shoulder injuries that date back to his high school days in St. Louis. Shields, who wears #43, will stay on scholarship, but because of his medical hardship year, his scholly won't count against the squad. Shields has been a player of high character and a great leader on the Bronco squad since coming to Boise—initially as a running back. He is expected to graduate in December.

BSU has no shortage of linebackers, so the loss of Shields won't be debilitating to the corps. Expected starters are Kyle Gingg, Derrell Acrey and Dallas Dobbs; with incoming JC LB Daron Mackey, redshirt frosh Hunter White, Aaron Tevis and Dan Paul and possibly true frosh Byron Hout looking to factor in as well.

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