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Five Fun Facts About Broncos 2016 First Round Pick Paxton Lynch

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on May 4, 2016

Paxton Lynch spent three seasons as the starting quarterback for the University of Memphis prior to declaring for the NFL Draft. He was highly thought of by a lot of football minds, including John Elway of the Broncos who engineered a late first round trade to improve his team’s position and select Lynch with the 26th overall pick. Anyone looking for some Paxton Lynch fun facts, need look no further than here.

Paxton Lynch’s Birthplace

Paxton Lynch was born in San Antonio, Texas. Other football players born in San Antonio to go on and play quarterback in the NFL like Paxton Lynch include Tony Adams, Richard Bartel, Koy Detmer, Steve Grogan, Randy Johnson, Kliff Kingsbury, Tommy Kramer, Tobin Rote, and Jim Bob Taylor.

Paxton Lynch’s Best College FB Game

He had a number of great ones, but one of the best games Paxton Lynch had while in college came in a win over BYU in the 2014 Miami Beach Bowl when he completed 24 of 46 passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns while also rushing the ball 13 times for 38 yards and another three touchdowns.

Another Great Paxton Lynch Game

The next season, in 2015, Paxton Lynch had another great game. In a 63-0 Memphis win over SMU, he tied an FBS record when he threw seven touchdown passes in the first half.

The Most Passing Yards By Paxton Lynch

The most passing yards Paxton Lynch ever had in one game in college was the 447 he threw for in a 2015 win on the road at the University of Tulsa.

Paxton Lynch: Others Taken at Number 26

The Broncos chose Paxton Lynch with the 26th pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Other interesting names to be chosen over the years with the 26th pick include Steve Sewell, Clay Matthews, Lito Sheppard, Dana Stubblefield, Billy Ray Smith, Don Mosebar, Jim Harbaugh, Joe DeLamielleure, Robert Porcher, Alan Faneca, Dave Brown, and Ray Lewis.

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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Demaryius Thomas Denver Broncos Fun Fact Graphic

Filed under: Uncategorized — by Mark on October 28, 2015

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Denver Broncos Fun Fact Graphic – Running Backs

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on October 7, 2015

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Denver Broncos Fun Fact Graphic – Interceptions

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on June 24, 2015

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C.J. Anderson Denver Broncos Fun Fact Graphic

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on February 11, 2015

C.J. Anderson Fun Facts

John Elway Fun Fact – Infographic

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on January 21, 2015

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Putting Peyton Manning’s Career Touchdowns In Perspective

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on October 19, 2014

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Five Fun Facts About Broncos Head Coach John Fox

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on February 2, 2014

John Fox is a very well like coach in NFL circles. He has been successful at both the coordinator and head coach level. He got his start as a head coach in Carolina with the Panthers, where he stayed for nine seasons, including leading the team to the Super Bowl in 2003. 2011 saw John Fox take over as head coach of the Denver Broncos. Here are five fun facts about this great NFL head coach.

The First Win… The First Loss

John Fox’s first game as head coach of the Broncos was a 23-20 loss to the Raiders on September 12, 2011. He would get his first win with the team a week later when he led Denver to a 24-22 victory over the Bengals.

A Long Road

John Fox got his first opportunity as a head coach at any lefel with the Carolina Panthers in 2002. His coaching career started though back in 1978 as a graduate assistant at San Diego State University. He would also coach in the college level at Boise State, Long Beach State, Utah, Kansas, Iowa State, and Pitt.

His First Pro Job

John Fox’s first coaching job at the professional level came in 1985 when he was the defensive backs coach for the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League (USFL).

How Many Before Him?

When John Fox was hired on January 13, 2011, he was the 14th head coach the Broncos had ever had.

Mentors

Over the years, John Fox has worked on the staffs of six different NFL head coaches: Chuck Noll, Bobby Ross, Art Shell, Mike White, Rich Brooks, and Jim Fassel.


Five Fun Facts About Knowshon Moreno Of The Broncos!

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on January 31, 2014

Knowshon Moreno came out of college known as a very good running back and he has more than proven his worth in the NFL. He is a threat to break a long run whenever the ball is handed to him. He can fight for the tough yardage too when needed. And as far as catching the ball out of the backfield, he can do that too. Here is a look at five fun facts about Knowshon Moreno.

How Many Yards?

As a high school senior in New Jersey, Knowshon Moreno carried the ball 153 times for 1,629 yards and 28 touchdowns. That’s an average of 10.65 yards per carry!

Who Was The First?

The first player to tackle Knowshon Moreno in the NFL was Tank Johnson of the Bengals in 2009. It came on a five yard run in the first quarter of Denver win and was his first time carrying the ball in the NFL.

The Same Team?

Knowshon Moreno’s first 100 yard rushing game in the NFL came in a 49-29 Denver win over the Chiefs in 2010. His second career 100 yard game came just three weeks later and was also against the Chiefs, this time in a losing effort.

Just One… But A Good One

Knowshon Moreno only topped the 100 yard rushing mark once during the 2013 season that saw his Broncos make it to the Super Bowl. That happened in a November loss to the Patriots when he carried the ball 37 times for 224 yards, an average of 6.05 yards per carry.

Four Digits… At Last!

Knowshon Moreno had his first 1,000 yard rushing season in the NFL in 2013 when he ran for 1,038 yards on 241 attempts for a 4.3 yards per carry average. In the four previous seasons, the most yards he had in a season was the 947 he’d had as a rookie in 2009.

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