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Five Fun Facts About Demaryius Thomas Of The Broncos

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on January 29, 2014

Demaryius Thomas has proven to have the speed and route running to be one of the better receivers in the league. He also has great hands too, allowing him to catch the short screen, the quick slant, and of course the deep bomb. Here is a look at five fun facts about this awesome wide receiver!

The Most Ever!

In a game against Duke in 2008, Georgia Tech wide receiver Demaryius Thomas caught nine passes for 230 yards. This was his best game in college and was the second most receiving yards in a single game in school history ever.

Two Smart Pass Catchers

Coming out in the 2010 NFL Draft, Demaryius Thomas had the second highest score on the pre-draft Wonderlic test given to all college players heading to the NFL. The only player to score higher than him on the test was future teammate Eric Decker.

Whoops!

Demaryius Thomas fumbled the ball three times as a rookie while catching 22 passes and returning 16 kickoffs. The next season in 2011, he wouldn’t fumble the ball at all.

His First Game Ever

Demaryius Thomas caught his very first TD pass in his very first NFL game. He and Kyle Orton teamed up for a 21 yard touchdown in that 2010 win over the Seahawks. He finished the game with eight catches for 97 yards which were both the most on the team that day.

The First Long One

When Demaryius Thomas hauled in an 80 yard touchdown pass in overtime of a playoff victory over the Steelers on January 8, 2012, it was the longest TD reception of his career and his first of 50 yards or more. It was thrown to him by Tim Tebow.

Peyton Manning Touchdown Record Infographic!

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on January 20, 2014

Peyton Manning TD Passes 2013


5 Fun Facts About Jay Cutler

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on December 23, 2013

Jay Cutler is a strong armed quarterback that has experienced a great deal of success at both the college and profesional levels. He has all the physical skills that any coach, GM, or fan is looking for in the guy who leads their offense. Here is a look at five fun facts about this great quarterback.

Merry Christmas!

Jay Cutler grew up in Santa Claus, Indiana.

Mr. Reliable

In college at Vanderbilt University, Jay Cutler started 45 games at quarterback. More than any player in school history.

The First Pass With The Bears

Jay Cutler’s first pass attempt after coming to Chicago was incomplete and intended for tight end Greg Olsen.

The First TD Pass With His New Team

The first touchdown pass Jay Cutler threw after joining the Bears came in a 2009 loss to the Packers. It happened in the third quarter and was a 36 yarder to Devin Hester. He was the third QB to complete a TD pass to Hester, after Brian Griese and Kyle Orton.

300 Yard Games

Jay Cutler had ten 300 yard passing games during his years at quarterback with the Broncos. His first 300 yard game with the Bears came on October 18, 2009 when he completed 27 of 43 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to the Falcons.

5 Fun Facts About Wes Welker

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on December 15, 2013

Wes Welker was not highly touted coming out of college, but after a short time as an unappreciated return man, he got his chance to show what he could do in the NFL as a starting wide receiver. He put up big numbers in New England with Tom Brady and then got the opportunity to team up with Peyton Manning in Denver. Here is a look at five fun facts about this great player.

The Most In School History!

In the 2002 game against the Texas Longhorns, Texas Tech Red Raiders receiver Wes Welker set a then single game school record when he caught 14 passes.

He Did What?

In a 2004 Dolphins loss to the Patriots, receiver Wes Welker briefly filled in at kicker against his future team. He made one extra point in the 24-10 Miami loss. He also kicked a 29 yard field goal.

A Couple Pretty Big Names

The first four quarterbacks to throw touchdown passes to Wes Welker during his NFL career were Joey Harrington with Miami, Tom Brady and Matt Cassel with the Patriots, and Peyton Manning with the Broncos.

Three Against Them

Before coming to Denver to play for the Broncos, Wel Welker had scored three career touchdowns in games against his future team. The first had been a six yarder thrown to him by Matt Cassel in 2008, the second was an eight yarder by Tom Brady in 2009, and the last was another eight yarder from Brady in 2012.

100 Yard Games

Wel Welker had 28 100-yard games during his time playing for the Patriots. The most yards he had in a game with New England was the 217 he put up in a Patriots loss to Buffalo in 2011.


Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady Fun Fact Graphic

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on November 22, 2013

In preparation for the big game coming up Sunday night!

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5 Fun Facts About The Denver Broncos

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on July 12, 2013

The Denver Broncos hit the stage in 1960 as members of the brand new American Football League. All those years later and they have sure made some great memories for their fans. Here are five fun facts about this great team, the Denver Broncos.

Who Caught The First?

John Elway threw 300 touchdown passes during the regular season as a member of the Denver Broncos. The first one he ever threw came in the fourth quarter of a loss to the Eagles in 1983, it went for 33 yards and was caught by Rick Parros. This was the only TD pass Elway ever threw to Parros.

A Slow Start

It took the Broncos just three seasons to have their very first non-losing season. That 1962 AFL team put up a record of 7-7 but going .500 is not the same as having a winning record. The Broncos would not post their first winning season until 1973, their 14th year in football, when they went 7-5.

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Accuracy Matters

The first, and so far only, kicker the Denver Broncos ever had who would attempt at least 20 field goals in a season and make over 90% of them was Jason Elam in 2006. He made 27 of 29 that year for a 93.1% field goal percentage. Elam played 15 seasons with the Broncos and that 2006 season was his 14th with the team.

None Better

The 1997 Denver Broncos were the first in team history to lead the NFL in points scored. That team went 12-4, scored 472 points, gave up 287 points, and won the Super Bowl behind the running of Terrell Davis in 31-24 victory over the Packers.

Throw It To Me!

Rod Smith was a Pro Bowl quality receiver that played his entire 12 year NFL career with the Broncos. He caught 68 touchdown passes during his career there and they were thrown to him by seven different quarterbacks. 22 of them were thrown to him by Brian Griese, 19 by John Elway, 17 by Jake Plummer, Steve Beuerlein threw four to him, Gus Frerotte threw him three, Bubby Brister threw two his way, and Jay Cutler threw him the last touchdown reception of his career.


5 Fun Facts About Tim Tebow

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on June 10, 2013
Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow

 

Tim Tebow was a dominant college quarterback who has gone on to have an intriguing NFL career. At times wanted by teams, coaches, teammates, and fans, while other times shunned or even laughed off. Whichever side you fall on, here are five fun facts about this truly great athlete.

The Tebow Rule

The 2011 NCAA football season started with a new rule that was dubbed by the media as the Tebow Rule. Tebow was gone from the college game by then but one part of his play had changed the game. The rule stated that players were banned from putting messages on the eye black paint that is popularly worn by many below the eyes. Tim Tebow had been known during college to write biblical verses on his eye black but players coming after him would not be allowed to do so.

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How Far?

At the NFL Scouting Combine in 2010, the football league’s workout for prospective rookies, Tim Tebow’s broad jump was measured in at nine feet seven inches in length.

Everyone Remembers Their First Time

Tim Tebow threw his first NFL touchdown pass on November 14, 2010 in a 49-29 win over the Chiefs. The play happened in the third quarter, went for three yards, and was caught by Spencer Larsen. This was Larsen’s first NFL touchdown too.

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Run, Run, Away

Tim Tebow had his first 100 yard rushing game in the NFL on November 6, 2011 in a 38-24 Broncos win over the Raiders. That game saw him carry the ball 13 times for 118 yards for a 9.08 yard per carry average.

If You Can’t Beat Him, Trade For Him

Before joining the New York Jets for the 2012 season, Tim Tebow had beaten the Jets in his only NFL start against them. That game had taken place on November 17, 2011 and saw Tebow complete 9 of 20 passes for 104 yards and also run the ball 8 times for 68 yards and a touchdown.  When the season was over the Jets acquired Tebow in a trade with the Broncos.


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