DENVER (CBS4) – Every year the Denver Broncos come out with a comprehensive media guide that includes anything and everything you want to know about the current team.
And every year there are things in the guide that make the reader do a double take.
Here are a few tidbits from the “PERSONAL” area of the player profiles that caught our eye in the 2014 edition, which was just released this week.
Cornerback Omar Bolden designs elastic bracelets. “Created a website(www.omarbolden.com/positive-living) and designs elastic bracelets to promote the benefits of optimistic thinking through “Positive Living”…”
Quarterback Zac Dysert was born in the town where NFL footballs are made. “Zac Dysert was born on Feb. 8, 1990, in Ada, Ohio, the town where the Wilson football factory makes all of the NFL’s footballs.”
Defensive tackle Sylvester Williams had a job making radiator parts for large trucks. “Worked the night shift at Modine Manufacturing Company making radiator parts for large trucks before enrolling in college and pursuing a career in football…”
Punter Britton Colquitt’s family has produced four NFL punters. “including Britton’s brother (Dustin), father (Craig) and uncle (Jimmy). Craig Colquitt won two Super Bowl rings as the Steelers’ punter and Jimmy Colquitt played two games for the Seahawks in 1985. All four Colquitts attended the University of Tennessee.”
Safety David Bruton worked as a school sub in a recent offseason. “Worked as a substitute teacher in his hometown of Miamisburg during the 2011 offseason.”
Quarterback Brock Osweiler was almost a Zag. Osweiler “Averaged 24.9 points and 14.5 rebounds as a junior on the hardwood and was listed as a three-star basketball recruit by Scout.com … Originally committed to Gonzaga University to play basketball before deciding to pursue football collegiately…”
Defensive lineman Malik Jackson is a twin. “Jackson’s twin brother, Marquis, was an all-conference defensive end for Texas Southern University from 2010-11.”
Offensive lineman Orlando Franklin was born in Jamaica. “Orlando Franklin was born on Dec. 16, 1987, in Kingston, Jamaica.”