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Knowshon Moreno
RB #27
Height:
5-11
Weight:
220
College:
Georgia
Hometown:
Middletown, N.J.
Experience:
5
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 60 845 14.1 3,468 4.1 57.8 26 36 176 20.8 13 0 8
2013 DEN 16 241 15.1 1,038 4.3 64.9 10 31 53 22 5 0 1
2012 DEN 8 138 17.3 525 3.8 65.6 4 20 32 23.2 1 0 1
2011 DEN 7 37 5.3 179 4.8 25.6 0 24 5 13.5 2 0 1
2010 DEN 13 182 14 779 4.3 59.9 5 35 34 18.7 3 0 3
2009 DEN 16 247 15.4 947 3.8 59.2 7 36 52 21.1 2 0 2
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 60 157 1,401 8.9 23.4 45 9 16 1 68 2
2013 DEN 16 60 548 9.1 34.3 35T 3 5 0 29 0
2012 DEN 8 21 167 8 20.9 26 0 1 0 11 0
2011 DEN 7 11 101 9.2 14.4 28T 1 2 0 3 0
2010 DEN 13 37 372 10.1 28.6 45 3 5 1 15 0
2009 DEN 16 28 213 7.6 13.3 27 2 3 0 10 2
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 60 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 DEN 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 DEN 8 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DEN 7 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 DEN 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 DEN 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 60 10 8 0 2 0 5 0 0 1 0 0
2013 DEN 16 1 0 0 2 -- 5 -- 0 0 0 0
2012 DEN 8 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2011 DEN 7 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2010 DEN 13 3 2 0 -- -- -- -- 0 1 0 0
2009 DEN 16 4 4 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0

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MORENO AT A GLANCE:
A fifth-year running back who ranks in the franchise’s top 10 in rushing yards (3,468) and rushing touchdowns (26) in 60 career regular-season games played (45 starts).
• Ranked fifth in the NFL in scrimmage yards (1,586) and tied for fifth with 13 scrimmage touchdowns in 2013.
• Became the first player in franchise history to record 1,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in a single season in 2013.
• Led the Broncos in rushing in consecutive seasons (2009-10) before an injury-shortened campaign in 2011.
• Totaled at least 1,000 yards from scrimmage in each of his first two seasons, representing the only player who entered the NFL in 2009 to accomplish that feat and one of just four players in franchise history to reach that milestone in his first two campaigns.
• Ranked sixth in the NFL in rushing yards per game (85.0) and scrimmage yards per game (110.8) as Denver’s starting running back during the last six weeks of the season.
• Earned his first career AFC Offensive Player of the Week award after carrying 21 times for 115 yards in Denver’s win at Baltimore (12/16/12).
• Emerged as a considerable receiving threat out of the backfield in 2010, becoming one of just five NFL running backs to average more than 10 yards per reception (10.1) and tying for the league lead in receiving touchdowns (3) among his position group.
• Tied for third in the Associated Press’ NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year voting and was a consensus All-Rookie selection in 2009 as only the fifth Bronco in team history to lead all league rookies in rushing yards.
• Earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors during his two years at the University of Georgia, totaling 2,734 rushing yards and joining Herschel Walker (1980-82) as the only Bulldogs in school history to post 1,000 rushing yards in consecutive seasons.
• Received several All-America honors and was a finalist for the Doak Walker Award (nation’s best running back) as a sophomore for the Bulldogs in 2008, totaling 1,400 rushing yards (5.6 avg., 16 TDs) that led the SEC and ranked 11th in the nation.
• Selected by the Broncos in the first round (12th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.


MORENO AT A GLANCE:
A fifth-year running back who ranks in the franchise’s top 10 in rushing yards (3,468) and rushing touchdowns (26) in 60 career regular-season games played (45 starts).
• Ranked fifth in the NFL in scrimmage yards (1,586) and tied for fifth with 13 scrimmage touchdowns in 2013.
• Became the first player in franchise history to record 1,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in a single season in 2013.
• Led the Broncos in rushing in consecutive seasons (2009-10) before an injury-shortened campaign in 2011.
• Totaled at least 1,000 yards from scrimmage in each of his first two seasons, representing the only player who entered the NFL in 2009 to accomplish that feat and one of just four players in franchise history to reach that milestone in his first two campaigns.
• Ranked sixth in the NFL in rushing yards per game (85.0) and scrimmage yards per game (110.8) as Denver’s starting running back during the last six weeks of the season.
• Earned his first career AFC Offensive Player of the Week award after carrying 21 times for 115 yards in Denver’s win at Baltimore (12/16/12).
• Emerged as a considerable receiving threat out of the backfield in 2010, becoming one of just five NFL running backs to average more than 10 yards per reception (10.1) and tying for the league lead in receiving touchdowns (3) among his position group.
• Tied for third in the Associated Press’ NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year voting and was a consensus All-Rookie selection in 2009 as only the fifth Bronco in team history to lead all league rookies in rushing yards.
• Earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors during his two years at the University of Georgia, totaling 2,734 rushing yards and joining Herschel Walker (1980-82) as the only Bulldogs in school history to post 1,000 rushing yards in consecutive seasons.
• Received several All-America honors and was a finalist for the Doak Walker Award (nation’s best running back) as a sophomore for the Bulldogs in 2008, totaling 1,400 rushing yards (5.6 avg., 16 TDs) that led the SEC and ranked 11th in the nation.
• Selected by the Broncos in the first round (12th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 8/8/09; Placed on injured reserve (knee) 11/14/11.

Moreno’s Single-Game Highs
(Postseason in parentheses)
Rushes — 37 at New England, 11/24/13 (23 vs. San Diego 1/12/14). Rushing yards — 224 at New England, 11/24/13 (82 vs. San Diego 1/12/14). Longest rush — 36 vs. San Diego, 11/22/09 (8 vs. Baltimore 1/12/13). Rushing touchdowns — 3 vs. Jacksvonille, 10/13/13 (1 vs. San Diego 1/12/14). Receptions — 8 at San Diego, 11/10/13 (2 vs. Baltimore 1/12/13). Receiving yards — 89 vs. Washington, 10/27/13 (21 vs. Baltimore 1/12/13). Longest reception — 45 vs. Seattle, 9/19/10 (14t vs. Baltimore 1/12/13). Receiving touchdowns — 2 vs. Oakland, 10/24/10 (1 vs. Baltimore 1/12/13). Rushing yards in one quarter — 68 (2nd) at Kansas City, 12/5/10 (40 (4th) vs. San Diego 1/12/14). Rushing yards in one half — 107 (1st) at New England, 11/24/13 (44 (second) vs. San Diego 1/12/14). Total yards — 230 (224 rush, 6 rec.) at New England, 11/24/13 (94 (82 rush, 12 rec.) vs. San Diego 1/12/14). Total touchdowns — 3 vs. Jacksonville, 10/13/13, 10/24/10 (1, tiwce, last vs. San Diego 1/12/14).

 MORENO'S 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES (5)
*denotes win (Moreno’s teams are 3-2 when he records 100 or more yards rushing in a game.)

DATE
11/14/10
12/5/10
12/6/12
12/16/12
11/24/13

OPPONENT
vs. Kansas City*
at Kansas City
at Oakland*
at Baltimore*
at New England

NO.
22
23
32
22
37

YDS.
106
161
119
118
224

AVG.
4.8
7.0
3.7
5.4
6.1

LG
14
24
18
20
18

TD
0
0
1
1
1

2013: Moreno played all 16 games (15 starts) and became the first player in Broncos history to record 1,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in a single season... Posted 1,038 rushing yards, 548 receiving yards and 13 total touchdowns to set career highs in those categories... Ranked fifth in the NFL with 1,586 scrimmage yards and tied for fifth with 13 srimmage touchdowns... Totaled 107 yards (93 rushing / 14 receiving) and tied a career high with two rushing touchdowns in Denver’s Week 2 win at NYG (9/15)... Posted 150 yards (93 rushing / 57 receiving) with one rushing touchdown at Dal. (10/6)... Set a career high with three rushing touchdowns vs. Jac. (10/13)... Totaled 114 yards from scrimmage (65 rushing / 49 receiving) and caught a career-best eight passes at S.D. (11/10)... Ran for the third-most yards in team history, finishing with 224 on 37 attempts at N.E.  11/24),hich represented the fourth-most carries in single-game Broncos annals... Totaled 90 yards of offense (18 rushing / 72 receiving) and caught a touchdown at K.C. (12/1)... Tied for second on the team with five catches, including a 7-yard touchdown catch at Oak. (12/29)... Ran for a game-high 82 yards on 23 carries with his first career postseason rushing score in the Broncos’ Divisional-Round win vs. S.D. (1/12)...Totaled 81 yards from scrimmage (59 rushing / 22 receiving) in the AFC Championship Game vs. N.E. (1/19).

2012: Moreno played eight regular-season games (6 starts) and finished second on the team with 525 yards on 138 carries (3.8 avg.)...Ranked sixth in the NFL in rushing yards per game (85.0) and scrimmage yards per game (110.8) as Denver’s starting running back during the last six weeks of the season... Scored Denver’s first touchdown of the season on a 7-yard run in the second quarter to put the Broncos ahead 7-3 in their season opener vs. Pit. (9/9)... Started his first game of the season and led the Broncos with 20 carries and 85 yards at K.C. (11/25)... Finished with a game-high 69 rushing yards on 20 carries vs. T.B. (12/2)... Carried the ball a career-high 32 times and accounted for 167 total yards of offense (119 rushing, 48 receiving), including seven rushes for 39 yards as the Broncos iced the clock on the final drive of the team’s 26-13 win at Oak. (12/6)... Earned his first career AFC Offensive Player of the Week award after he topped the 100-yard rushing mark for the second straight week, finishing with 115 yards on 21 carries with one touchdown at Bal. (12/16)... Totaled 127 yards from scrimmage (78 rushing / 49 receiving) vs. Cle. (12/23)... Scored a 3-yard rushing touchdown on the Broncos’ opening drive to give Denver a 7-0 lead vs. K.C. (12/30)... Carried 10 times for 32 yards and caught two passes for 21 yards, including a 14-yard diving touchdown grab in Denver’s Divisional-Round playoff game vs. Bal. (1/12) before leaving with a knee injury.

2011: Moreno played seven games (2 starts) and finished fourth on the club with 179 yards on 37 carries (4.8 avg.) to help Denver lead the league in rushing with a team-record 164.5 yards per game on the ground... Added 11 receptions for 101 yards (9.2 avg.) with one touchdown... Injured his knee at K.C. (11/13) and was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 14.

2010: Moreno started all 13 games played and totaled 182 carries for 779 yards (4.3 avg.) with five touchdowns to go along with a career-high 37 receptions for 372 yards (10.1 avg.) with three scores. Became one of five NFL running backs to average more than 10 yards per reception (10.1) in 2010 while tying for the league lead in touchdown receptions (3) among his position group. Averaged 5.0 yards per rush (106-527) in the second half of the season to rank fifth in the NFL during that span while helping Denver’s running game improve by a league-best 1.8 yards per carry in its last eight games. Rushed for a career-high 161 yards on 23 carries (7.0 avg.) at K.C. (12/5) to mark the most rushing yards ever by a Broncos player at Arrowhead Stadium and represent the fourth player in franchise history to average seven yards per carry while registering at least 23 attempts.

2009: Selected by the Broncos in the first round (12th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft, Moreno played 16 games (9 starts) for Denver and totaled 247 rushes for 947 yards (3.8 avg.) with seven touchdowns along with 28 receptions for 213 yards (7.6 avg.) with two scores... Became the 14th player since the 1970 NFL merger to lead all rookies in rushing yards (947), yards from scrimmage (1,160) and touchdowns (9)... Named an All-Rookie selection by the Professional Football Writers Association/Pro Football Weekly as well as The Sporting News... Tied for third in the Associated Press’ NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year voting... Led the league with four Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors... Became only the fifth Bronco in team history to lead league rookies in rushing yards... Finished the year with the sixth-most rushing yards and the sixth-most yards from scrimmage by a rookie in Broncos history... Posted the most 80-yard rushing games by a league rookie for the year with six that tied for the third most by a rookie in club annals...Totaled the fourth-most touchdowns by a Broncos rookie... Posted a career-high 97 yards on 18 carries (5.4 avg.) at Was. (11/15)... Had two rushing scores at K.C. (12/6) and vs. K.C. (1/3).

COLLEGE: Moreno played 26 career games (19 starts) at the University of Georgia, totaling 498 rushes for 2,734 yards (5.5 avg.) with 30 touchdowns along with 53 receptions for 645 yards (12.2 avg.) with two scores... Earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors during both years at Georgia while his 2,734 rushing yards led the SEC in addition to ranking sixth in the nation and second among the country’s underclassmen from 2007-08... Started all 13 games for Georgia as a sophomore, totaling 250 carries for 1,400 yards (5.6 avg.) and 16 touchdowns along with 33 receptions for 392 yards (11.9 avg.) and two scores in 2008... Received consensus first-team All-SEC honors and was tabbed a second-team All-American by the Associated Press and the Walter Camp Foundation... Led the SEC and ranked 11th in the nation in rushing yards... Became just the second Georgia player to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons (Herschel Walker, 1980-82)... Played 13 games (6 starts) as a redshirt freshman, rushing 248 times for 1,334 yards (5.3 avg.) with 14 touchdowns while making 20 catches for 253 yards (12.6 avg.) in 2007... Finished with six 100-yard rushing games, including five consecutive 100-yard outings late in the year... Earned first-team All-SEC honors and was named to his conference’s All-Freshman team... Honored as SEC Freshman of the Year (league coaches, The Sporting News) after placing second in the SEC in rushing yards while leading the nation’s freshmen in that category... Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL: Moreno finished his high school career at Middletown South High School in Middletown, N.J., as the state’s all-time leader in total touchdowns (128) and scoring (782 pts.)... Ranked second in New Jersey history with 6,268 career rushing yards... Led his team to three state titles... Rushed for 1,808 yards on 185 carries (9.8 avg.) and had 43 touchdowns in 10 games as a senior... First name is a combination of his father’s nickname (Knowledge) and his mother’s name (Varashon)... Majored in housing at the University of Georgia... Knowshon Moreno was born on July 16, 1987, in Belford, N.J.

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