On Now
Coming Up
  • Thu., Oct. 23, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM MDT Orange Night Ride

    The year's Orange Ride is scheduled for Oct. 23, 2014 with a start time of 4:30 p.m. from the Denver City and County Building. We have put together a list of activities leading up to that night's Broncos game against San Diego. We hope to see you there!
    3-4 p.m. Pregame fan rally in front of Denver City and County Building
    4:30 p.m. Ride departs Denver City and County Building to Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    5:00 p.m. Ride arrives at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    5-6 p.m. Orange Ride pregame tailgate party at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    6:00 p.m. Orange Ride departs stadium to Tavern Downtown to watch the Broncos game
    6:25 p.m. Watch the Broncos game while enjoying Tavern Downtown’s food and drink specials
    And don't forget that the Broncos and Denver B-cycle have teamed up to offer a new bike valet service for home games for the 2014 season, giving fans a place to park their bike in a secure place staffed by B-cycle volunteers!
  • Thu., Oct. 23, 2014 6:25 PM MDT Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers The Denver Broncos take on AFC West opponent the San Diego Chargers on Thursady Night Football on NFL Network.
  • Sat., Oct. 25, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM MDT Broncos Bunch Trick-or-Treat

    Broncos Bunch Trick-or-Treat

    Sign up at http://broncosbunch.com

  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 2:25 PM MST Denver Broncos at New England Patriots The Denver Broncos travel to Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots in a rematch of the 2013 AFC Championship. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 09, 2014 2:05 PM MST Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders The Denver Broncos face their AFC West foe Oakland Raiders on the road. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 16, 2014 11:00 AM MST Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams The Denver Broncos face the St. Louis Rams on the road at 11 a.m. MST. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 2:25 PM MST Denver Broncos vs. Miami Dolphins The Denver Broncos take on the AFC East Miami Dolphins. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Tue., Nov. 25, 2014 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution Denver Rescue Mission Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 6:30 PM MST Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs The Denver Broncos travel to Arrowhead Stadium to face AFC West foe the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football on NBC.
  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 2:05 PM MST Play 60/Fuel Up to Play 60 Tribute Game Play 60/Fuel Up to Play 60 tribute game. Teams will be recognized before the team's game against the Buffalo Bills.

News & Blogs

Print
RSS

Jayhawk Ballhawks Reunited

Posted Apr 3, 2014

A pair of former Kansas Jayhawks are reuniting in the Denver secondary this season.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – In 2007, Chris Harris Jr. and Aqib Talib lined up together as cornerbacks for the Kansas Jayhawks.

That year they combined for 131 tackles, seven interceptions and 17 pass breakups.

In 2014, they’ll take the field together once again. This time, it’ll be for the Denver Broncos.

"I'm real excited to get a chance to play with him again," Talib said. "He's coming off that injury, he's doing real good now. I've seen him. He looked good. I'm just looking forward to getting a chance to play opposite of him again."

Talib signed with the Broncos earlier this offseason, bringing with him 23 career interceptions with four pick-sixes in his six years of NFL experience.

Through three years of NFL action, Harris has recorded seven interceptions and a pair of pick-sixes.

“I’m excited to play with him,” Harris echoed. “People don’t understand – when me and him were in college, we went 12-1 and won the Orange Bowl. To be able to line up across from him again – I know he’s a competitor, and he knows I am.”

It’s been five years since the two were teammates and both have improved as players in that span. Talib, who was drafted 20th overall by Tampa Bay in 2008, is considered one of the top shutdown cornerbacks in the league.

Harris, who joined the Broncos as a college free agent in 2011, was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team by the PFW/PFWA and Football Outsiders that year.

“It’s kind of crazy, because he was a (redshirt) junior when I was in college and I was just a little baby,” Harris laughed. “I’m 24 now and he’s a little bit older, so I’m a lot better than I was at that time.”

Harris said he helped bring Talib to the Broncos this offseason as the Broncos’ negotiations with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie didn’t pan out.

“I was definitely recruiting him,” Harris said. “I was letting him know if things did not work out with DRC that we’d definitely be hitting him up. He didn’t believe me, but right when he saw that on Twitter, he called me right then just letting me know.”

Harris Jr. was at the Broncos’ facility, as he has been every day, working on his knee rehab when Talib signed his contract with the team.

Since that day, Harris has remained in contact with Talib, and said he’d continue to help his new teammate as Talib gets ready to move to Denver and start the next chapter of his career with the Broncos.

“He’s trying to figure out where he’ll stay and things like that,” Harris said. “He’s just talking football, knowing the scheme. He knows I know pretty much the whole entire defense.

"I just explained to him, we play a lot of man here, so get ready for no help," he laughed.

Facebook Comments

Let us know your thoughts. Comment below through Facebook, AOL, Hotmail or Yahoo accounts.