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John Rade

All American Football Player, Boise State 1981-82

Inducted into the Boise State Hall of Fame in 1990

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John Rade, one of the top linebackers to play at Boise State, was twice named to the first-team All-Big Sky Conference team (1981 and 1982). Following his senior season at Boise State in 1982, Rade was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year and received first-team All-American honors from the Associated Press and Kodak. He was a second-team All-American selection in 1981. Rade finished his two-year career at Boise State with 171 tackles. In 1982 he established records for most tackles for loss in a game with eight vs. Utah State, and for most tackles for loss in a season with 31. Drafted in the 1983 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons, Rade was a starter for the Falcons throughout his career. I 1987 and 1988 he led the team in total tackles. In 1983 he was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team.