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February 19th in College Football by .

SATURDAY KNIGHT: Cory Brady to Play Football at College of Idaho

cbfoot cory yoteSenior Cory Brady ’13 has signed a Letter of Intent to play football at the College of Idaho, joining Coach Mike Moroski’s resurgent program on the Caldwell campus.  Brady is among the first recruits to commit to the Yotes, who will play their first game on August 30, 2014 following a 37 year absence of the sport.  He will be the first BK alum to ever play football at College of Idaho.  Brady signed today in front of the trophy case in the Carley Center on the Bishop Kelly campus.

CofI will play in the Frontier Conference, an expansive four-state NAIA confab including Carroll, Rocky Mountain, Montana State-Northern, Dickinson State, Southern Oregon, Montana Tech, Eastern Oregon and Montana Western.  BK alum Butch Hyder ’11 plays for Montana State-Northern, and Dan Schaffeld ’08 is at Montana Western.  Recent BK grads  Zach Thiry ’04 (Carroll) and Brock Hyder ’09 (MSU-Northern) had outstanding careers in the Frontier Conference.  Brady is likely to play defensive back and serve as a return specialist and could be the first Yote to touch the ball on the opening kickoff in ’14.

528908_10150721143379040_679597634_nA three-sport athlete, Brady competes in basketball and lacrosse as well as football. His parents,  Nick and Pam Brady, both graduated from BK in 1981, and brother Nicko ’10 was a football and basketball starter and is an assistant coach in the Knight’s football program.  Cory’s cousin Tim Brady ’04 played linebacker at Boise State, and his uncle Mike Brady ’76 was a receiver and return specialist for the Broncos way back when.

Cory was a key threat for the Knights this past season, helping the squad to an 8-2 season record and a berth in the 4A post season.  Among his highlights was a two touchdown performance against Skyview in the season opener, both on electrifying punt returns.

yotehel“He’s a playmaker with a high football IQ and a nose for the ball,” commented BK Head Coach Tim Brennan.  “Cory is an athlete and a competitor, and I think College of Idaho made a great choice by inviting him to help build the program.”

CofI is the one of three colleges to bring back football in recent years, following the lead of Pacific University and George Fox College, both members of the NCAA D-3 Northwest Conference. In fact the Yotes and Pacific both dipped into the West Coach cradle of football coaches at UC-Davis to find leaders for their startup programs.  The Boxers hired UC-Davis veteran Keith Buckley in 2009, with Moroski being picked up by the Yotes in late 2012.

A list of other BK alums currently playing college football can be found here.