DJ Schramm returns to Boise State to address ‘unfinished business’

“I think we have some unfinished business here,” Schramm said. “I mean, to get a chance to come back and try to win a championship, who doesn’t want that?”

BOISE, Idaho — Eight super seniors announced Tuesday to return to the Boise State football program for the 2023 season. When the list came out, perhaps the headliner of the group was DJ Schramm.

The second-team All-Mountain West linebacker led the Broncos in solo tackles (53), total tackles (107) and tackles for loss (11.5) last fall.

Prior to the 2022 campaign, Schramm served as a four-year backup while excelling on special teams. Despite the lack of minutes, the commitment to the blue and orange native from California has not wavered.

Schramm’s steady, admirable work ethic paid off as he became the first Bronco since at least 2005 with more than 100 tackles and 10 tackles for loss in a season.

After Boise State’s win over North Texas in the Frisco Bowl, Schramm took some time to “decompress” and consider using the extra COVID year of eligibility.

Ultimately, the decision to return to The Blue became obvious for the veteran ‘supporter. Schramm let Broncos defensive coordinator Spencer Danielson know he was coming back and said the coach’s leadership played a major role.

“Coach D was fired up when I told him. He’s awesome. He cares about us a lot more as people than just football players and that was a big thing for me,” Schramm said. “He really cares about us, he loves every one of us on this team and that means a lot.”

Not only does the man in the middle anchor Boise State’s defense, but he also brings back a wealth of experience to a unit that is losing a ton of veteran players.

Schramm said that after the Broncos’ 10-win season and loss in the Mountain West title game after a chaotic few months, he felt he had “unfinished business” to address — for himself and the entire team.

“I don’t think I’ve reached my ceiling. There’s always more to do, there’s always room to grow and I don’t want to say it was a big factor in my decision, but there’s definitely more for those guys in the locker room,” Schramm said. “I think we have unfinished business here. I mean, to get a chance to come back and try to win a championship, who doesn’t want that?”

For a full breakdown of the eight super seniors returning to the City of Trees, click here.

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