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10 Fun Facts About Broncos Quarterback Brock Osweiler

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on December 2, 2015

A little over halfway through the 2016 NFL season, an exciting thing happened involving the Denver Broncos. It all started with a Peyton Manning injury. Seldom is an injury to a future Hall of Fame quarterback qualified as exciting. In stopped young Brock Osweiler though, and the entire league’s eyes were opened to the fact that this just may be the Denver Broncos quarterback of the future. The only question is when does that transition take place?

Here’s a look at 10 little known facts about Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler.

Pacific Northwest Roots

In 1990, Brock Osweiler was born in the small community of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He would be raised in Kalispell, Montana and graduate from Flathead High School there.

Big Sky Kinda Guy

As a high school senior during the 2008-09 football season, Brock Osweiler was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Montana.

Two Sport Star

Following his freshman year of high school, Brock Osweiler committed to play basketball at Gonzaga University. He’d later change his mind and instead focus on a college football career.

Why Arizona State?

Coming out of high school, Brock Osweiler chose to attend Arizona State University. In doing so he passed on scholarship offers from Washington State University and Stanford.

What’s In A Number?

As a rookie with the Broncos in 2012, Brock Osweiler spent the season wearing jersey number 6. It wasn’t until his second year in 2013 that he would change to his more familiar number 17 jersey. Osweiler had worn number 17 in college but in 2012 it was worn by Denver receiver Andre Caldwell who would switch to number 12 in 2013.

Rookie Money

As the 57th overall pick in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Brock Osweiler signed his rookie contract that was valued at $3,516,000 over four years.

The Tall One

At 6’7″ tall, Brock Osweiler was put in as a defensive lineman on special teams near the end of a 2012 Week 12 loss to the Patriots in a failed attempt to capitalize on his height by blocking a field goal attempt.

Hey Youngster!

When Brock Osweiler threw his first career TD pass at the age of 23 years and 43 days old, he was the second youngest quarterback in Broncos history to throw for a touchdown. The only one to do so while younger than him was Jay Cutler.

No Problem. Shake It Off!

On December 14, 2014 in a road game in San Diego, Brock Osweiler was called for a penalty for the first time in his NFL career. It came near the end of the second quarter when he was whistled for intentional grounding.

Gotta Get That First One Out Of The Way

The first pass Brock Osweiler would complete in the NFL was a five yarder to Matt Willis in the fourth quarter of a 38-3 win over the Chiefs in 2012.

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