Go dog go
This dog who retrieves the tee after kickoffs at Boise State is the best football player on television tonight at any level pic.twitter.com/BSSJflYEKn
— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) September 15, 2017
The Boise State Broncos have been using trained dogs to retrieve kickoff tees since the ’90s. The dogs used for this entertaining role have been mostly Labradors, and a rarer hunting breed known as the Pudelpointer. The tee dogs are trained in field retrieving and practice regularly in fields and rivers.
Waiting to make his big move
Boise state have trained their dog to collect the tee after s kick off!! Genius! pic.twitter.com/yaO1DWjWpa
— Miami Dolphins UK (@MiamiDolphinsUK) September 17, 2017
The current Boise Tee Dog is a retriever named Kohl, trained by Positive Pets Boise. Kohl will appear at all Boise home games this season.
However, if the ball makes it back to the endzone where the kickoff happened, a human kid sometimes steps in, as the players can be distracting even for a highly-trained tee-retrieving specialist.