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Mitch Unrein
DT #96
Height:
6-4
Weight:
306
Age:
27
College:
Wyoming
Hometown:
Eaton, Colo.
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2014):

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0
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 48 33 15 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 1
2014 DEN 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 DEN 16 1 20 15 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 DEN 16 2 20 12 8 0.0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2011 DEN 14 0 8 6 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 IND W 31-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 KC W 24-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @SEA L 20-26 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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UNREIN AT A GLANCE:
• A third-year player who saw action in 46 regular-season games (3 starts) during the last three seasons after spending his rookie season on Denver's practice squad.
• Played all 16 regular-season games (2 starts) for the Broncos in 2012, participating in over 36 percent of the team's defensive snaps and totaling a career-high 20 tackles (12 solo).
• Contributed in 14 games as a reserve defensive lineman with the Broncos in 2011 and collected seven tackles (5 solo) along with one special-teams stop.
• Became the first defensive lineman in Broncos history to catch a touchdown pass with his 1-yard reception from Peyton Manning vs. Tampa Bay (12/2/12).
• Competed with the Texans during training camp as a rookie in 2010 before being signed by the Broncos and spending the final 11 weeks of the season on the club’s practice squad.
• Received honorable mention All-Mountain West distinction in each of his final three seasons at the University of Wyoming, where he totaled 162 career tackles and 10.5 sacks.
• Named the Defensive MVP of the New Mexico Bowl in 2009 after collecting six tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery for the Cowboys.
• Joined the Broncos as a practice-squad signee on Oct. 20, 2010.
• Entered the NFL with Houston as a college free agent on May 7, 2010.

UNREIN AT A GLANCE:
• A third-year player who saw action in 46 regular-season games (3 starts) during the last three seasons after spending his rookie season on Denver's practice squad.
• Played all 16 regular-season games (2 starts) for the Broncos in 2012, participating in over 36 percent of the team's defensive snaps and totaling a career-high 20 tackles (12 solo).
• Contributed in 14 games as a reserve defensive lineman with the Broncos in 2011 and collected seven tackles (5 solo) along with one special-teams stop.
• Became the first defensive lineman in Broncos history to catch a touchdown pass with his 1-yard reception from Peyton Manning vs. Tampa Bay (12/2/12).
• Competed with the Texans during training camp as a rookie in 2010 before being signed by the Broncos and spending the final 11 weeks of the season on the club’s practice squad.
• Received honorable mention All-Mountain West distinction in each of his final three seasons at the University of Wyoming, where he totaled 162 career tackles and 10.5 sacks.
• Named the Defensive MVP of the New Mexico Bowl in 2009 after collecting six tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery for the Cowboys.
• Joined the Broncos as a practice-squad signee on Oct. 20, 2010.
• Entered the NFL with Houston as a college free agent on May 7, 2010.


CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Signed by Houston as a college free agent 5/7/10; Waived by Houston 9/4/10; Signed by Denver (practice squad) 10/20/10; Signed by Denver to a future contract 1/3/11.

Unrein’s Single-Game Highs
(Postseason in parentheses)
Tackles — 3, five times, last vs. San Diego, 12/12/13 (3 vs. Baltimore, 1/12/13). Sacks — None (none). Sack yards — None (none). Interceptions — None (none). Interception return yards — None (none). Receptions — 1 vs. Tampa Bay, 12/2/12 (none). Receiving yards — 1 vs. Tampa Bay, 12/2/12 (none). Receiving touchdowns — 1 vs. Tampa Bay, 12/2/12 (none).

2013: Unrein appeared in all 16 games (1 start) for the second-straight seasn... Tied his career high with 20 tackles... Made one tackle and added a QB hit vs. Phi. (9/29)... Started his first game of the season and tied his career high with three tackles at K.C. (12/1)... Matched his career high with three stops vs. S.D. (12/12).... Finished with a pair of tackles, including one for a loss, at Hou. (12/22)...Played all three postseason games... Made two tackles, including one for a loss in Super Bowl XLVIII vs. Sea. (2/2).

2012: Unrein played all 16 regular-season games (two starts) and contributed 20 tackles and one fumble recovery to mark career highs in each category... Saw time on offense as a fullback in short-yardage situations... Made his first career start as Denver opened the game with a goal-line package at Atl. (9/17)... Lined up at fullback and threw a key block on running back Willis McGahee’s 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter vs. N.O.(10/28)...Caught 1-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Peyton Manning vs. T.B. (12/2) in addition to hitting Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman to force an interception returned for a touchdown ... Tied a personal best with three
tackles and recovered his first career fumble at Oak. (12/6)... Made three tackles in Denver’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Bal. (1/12).

2011: Unrein played 14 games (0 starts) for the Broncos in the regular season and totaled seven tackles (5 solo) along with one special-teams stop... Saw action in both of Denver’s playoff games and collected one tackle.

2010:
Unrein, who entered the NFL with Houston as a college free agent on May 7, was waived by the Texans during final roster cutdowns before signing with Denver on Oct. 20 and spending the final 11 weeks of the season on the club’s practice squad.

COLLEGE:
Unrein totaled 162 tackles (67 solo), 20.5 tackles for losses (75 yds.) and 10.5 sacks (75 yds.) with two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 48 career games (38 starts) for the University of Wyoming… Garnered honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference accolades in each of his final three years for the Cowboys... Registered 41 total tackles, including six tackles for a loss (21 yds.) and four sacks (17 yds.), as a senior and was named the Defensive MVP of the New Mexico Bowl in 2009 after collecting six tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

PERSONAL: Unrein earned first-team all-state honors as a junior and senior at Eaton High School in Eaton, Colo., where he was also among the top wrestlers in the state... Mitch Unrein was born on March 25, 1987, in Eaton, Colo.

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    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning hits defensive lineman Mitch Unrein, who lined up as a fullback on the play, for a 1-yard touchdown pass.