From Fan To Foe: Caldwell Brandon Kipper

Oregon State's Brandon Kipper grew up a Boise State fan, but was not offered a scholarship. Since then, the Columbia grad has "always wanted" to face the Broncos.

When Boise State kicks off the 2022 season Saturday night in Corvallis, the Broncos will be represented by team captains John Ojukwu and Scott Matlock, a pair of Idaho natives. 

Believe it or not, they are not the only two Idahoans leading their respective teams into battle at Reser Stadium. 

Oregon State senior Brandon Kipper grew up in Caldwell and graduated from Columbia High School. 

The 6-6, 327-pound tackle appeared on the 2022 Preseason All-Pac-12 Conference Second Team and has 32 starts in his college career. 

Once upon a time, Kipper chased the same dream every Gem State football player does; playing on The Blue for Boise State. 

Out of high school, Bronco left tackle John Ojukwu received the scholarship offer Kipper so badly wanted. Kipper instead committed to Hawaii, then transferred to Oregon State.