Boise State has had a tumultuous relationship with kickers over the years. From the highs of Kyle Brotzman to the lows of Kyle Brotzman, people seem far more likely to remember the mistakes instead of the automatic legs of Tyler Jones, Tyler Rausa, and Anthony Montgomery (and Kyle Brotzman, people!). This weekend, we take a look at Day 35 — K/P Jonah Dalmas
#35 Jonah Dalmas, Senior, K/P
Height: 5′ 8″
Weight: 172 lbs
High school: Rocky Mountain HS, Meridian ID
How’d he get to The Blue™?
After a decorated career as a two-sport athlete at Rocky Mountain Highschool, Jonah went on a religious mission for 2 years. With opportunities to play either futbol, or football, Dalmas chose to walk on with the Broncos, and earned the starting gig in 2020.
100% conversion rate on extra point attempts? CASH.
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Jonah’s career rapsheet at Boise State is almost embarrassingly long. From his official bio:
- 2x Lou Groza Award Semifinalist (2021, 2022)
- 3x Lou Groza Award “Star of the Week” (2021 – Week Two and Week 10; 2022 – Week Eight)
- 2x Academic All-Mountain West (Fall 2020, 2022)
- All-Mountain West First Team (2021)
- 2x All-Mountain West Honorable Mention (2020, 2022)
- 4x Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 8, 2021; Sept. 19, 2022; Oct. 10, 2022; Oct. 24, 2022)
- Walter Camp Foundation Preseason All-America Second Team (2023)
- Athlon Sports Preseason All-America Third Team (2023)
- Athlon Preseason All-Mountain West Second Team (2023)
The man is basically automatic. A shoe-in, if you will.
For my money, however, his shining moment in 2022 was the Air Force game. While not a walk-off, Dalmas’ foot kept the Broncos in the game when nothing else was quite clicking. And really, that’s Jonah’s MO; never quite the man of the moment, but the man who makes the moment possible by being dependable point whenever called upon.
Jonah “Money” Dalmas will be gunning to continue his perfect XP kicking streak, and if past efforts are any indication, he’s going to be kicking for a shot at the big leagues. Those slots are few and far between, but a standout senior season as the dependable point for a developing offense and a young quarterback can be the moneymaker. Spending much of the offseason with new specialists coach Tyler Rausa likely didn’t hurt this goal.
Is he on Twitter?
If you like retweets (rexeets?), follow him here.
Completely made up fact
Jonah has a collection of kitchen appliances for making his own snack foods, including a freeze dryer and a dehydrator. His spicy beef jerky and freeze dried skittles are well-known throughout the complex.