By Mark Haas
DENVER (CBS4) – Broncos training camp is just days away, and the new edition of the Broncos media guide is hot off the presses. (Well it would be, except it is online these days).
As I’ve done the past 2 years, I’ve scanned the hundreds of pages of info for some random tidbits of information (like the fact DeMarcus Ware was the first member of his family to graduate from college, and that Ronnie Hillman was once coached by Snoop Dogg). So here are 10 random facts from the Broncos 2016 media guide:
C.J. Anderson: Led all NFL players with 234 rushing yards during the 2015 postseason — including 90 yards and a touchdown in Denver’s Super Bowl 50 win against the Carolina Panthers — to represent the third-highest rushing total by an undrafted running back in Super Bowl history.
Shaq Barrett: Started his college career at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, but after one year the program dropped football, which lead to his transfer to Colorado State.
Britton Colquitt: Also lettered in soccer in high school, helping Bearden (Knowville) to a No. 1 national ranking and a state championship as a junior (25-0 record).
James Ferentz: His father, Kirk, is the University of Iowa’s head football coach and his brother, Brian, is the offensive line coach for the Hawkeyes.
Max Garcia: One of 19 players the Broncos have drafted from Florida, more than any other school in the country.
Adam Gotsis: Became the highest-drafted Australian-born player in NFL history (2nd round, 63rd overall).
Jordan Norwood: His older brother, Gabe, was a member of the George Mason University basketball team that advanced to the 2006 NCAA Final Four.
Mark Sanchez: Played basketball and baseball at Mission Viejo, winning the California state championship in basketball his junior year, and is fluent in Spanish.
The Broncos’ 373-game scoring streak entering the 2016 season is the longest active streak in the league. The streak, which began on Monday Night Football with a 16-13 overtime loss at Seattle on Nov. 30, 1992, is the second-longest such streak in NFL history.
The average temperature for the 576 home games in Broncos history—combined preseason, regular season and postseason through 2015—is 60.2 degrees Fahrenheit.