Joel Velazquez majored in mechanical engineering and is pursuing a certificate in cybersecurity. He’s also the Broncos’ punter on special teams.
Joel Velazquez (‘21) came to Boise State University in 2016, recruited to the Broncos football team by coaches Kent Riddle and Bryan Harsin. Now the Broncos’ special teams kicker is also a star student, having recently completed a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering and continuing his education by pursuing a graduate certificate in cyber resilience engineering through Boise State’s new Cyber Operations and Resilience program. We sat down with Velazquez on The Blue to talk about his Boise State experience, being a student-athlete, and why he chose cyber operations as an area of continuing education.