Bronco devotees line up for Kellen Moore at Boise Towne Square mall

Kellen Moore’s autograph-signing at the Blue and Orange Store in Boise Towne Square starts Saturday morning, but Scot Steinhauser started his vigil outside the mall Thursday afternoon.

The 48-year-old Mountain Home resident set up his chair at 4 p.m. Thursday to become the first in line, holding a place for his 9-year-old son.

“Kellen’s his favorite player, by far.”

Wolfgang Steinhauser planned to join his dad Friday night and camp out together outside the mall. by late morning Friday, about 10 chairs were already set outside the mall door between Kohl’s and J.C. Penney. by Friday night, about a hundred were in line.

Moore will be signing autographs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. But the doors of the mall will open at 4 a.m.

“we were kind of surprised when people started lining up last night,” Blue & Orange Store owner Travis Hawkes said Friday. “It’s never happened before. The closest thing was when we had Ian Johnson come sign.”

Hawkes wouldn’t say how many people will be admitted at a time to get Moore’s signature. They’ll move as many people through as they can during the three-hour event, but how many that adds up to will depend on how fast the line is moving, he said.

To manage the line, the Blue & Orange Store planned to have a half dozen people there at 3:30 in the morning. Tickets will be distributed so there aren’t issues with people cutting in line or holding places for others.

Priscilla Barrientes, 30, of Nampa, was the second in line. She arrived about 1:30 a.m. Friday.

“my husband is a big BSU fan,” she said. She and her son Elijah, 8, planned to spend Friday night in line.

Two nights without sleep?

“I have nine kids,” she said, “I’m used to it.”

Trevor Allington, a 20-year-old Boisean, got in line at 6 a.m. Friday. He had to go to his job at Walmart at 1 p.m. but said his friends would save his place in line.

Allington, who was wearing Moore’s white no. 11 jersey, said he’s been a fan of the Broncos since he was 5. He’s going to have Moore sign a full-sized replica helmet and some BSU cleats he says were worn by former Bronco safety George Iloka.

Moore will sign up to two items per person Saturday. He is being paid for the event, Hawkes said.

If you can’t make it Saturday, there may be other opportunities in the future.

“People have been asking when this is going to happen since the season ended,” Hawkes said. “There’s definitely a lot of anticipation. We’re hopeful this won’t be the only event. Maybe after the (NFL) draft, when Kellen is back in town, we’ll do another event.”

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Bronco devotees line up for Kellen Moore at Boise Towne Square mall

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