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Spencer Larsen
FB #46
Height:
6-2
Weight:
243
College:
Arizona
Hometown:
Gilbert, Ariz.
Experience:
4
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 63 17 0.3 62 3.6 1 0 14 6 35.3 0 0 0
2013 TB 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DEN 16 14 0.9 44 3.1 2.8 0 6 3 21.4 0 0 0
2010 DEN 11 3 0.3 18 6 1.6 0 14 3 100 0 0 0
2009 DEN 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 DEN 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 63 14 127 9.1 2 29 1 1 0 7 0
2013 TB 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DEN 16 9 76 8.4 4.8 16 0 0 0 4 0
2010 DEN 11 5 51 10.2 4.6 29 1 1 0 3 0
2009 DEN 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 DEN 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 63 41 36 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 TB 13 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 DEN 16 5 4 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 DEN 11 1 0 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 DEN 9 10 10 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 DEN 14 22 19 3 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 63 5 74 14.8 19 0 0 0 0 0
2013 TB 13 1 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0
2011 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 DEN 11 3 44 14.7 19 0 0 0 0 0
2009 DEN 9 1 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0
2008 DEN 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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LARSEN AT A GLANCE:
• A fourth-year player who has settled in as a fullback after also seeing time at linebacker during his first three NFL seasons with Denver.
• Became the first Bronco in club history and just the fourth player in the NFL since 1990 to start on both offense and defense in the same game when he opened Denver’s contest at Atlanta (11/16/08) at middle linebacker and fullback.
• Owns 20 career tackles on special teams, registering a personal-best 10 in only nine games (1 start) in 2009 after posting nine as a rookie with Denver in 2008.
• Posted four solo tackles on special teams at Kansas City (12/6/09) that tied for the most by a Bronco in a game since at least 1994.
• Tied for third on the Broncos with nine special-teams tackles and added 15 stops (13 solo) on defense in 14 games (3 starts) as a rookie in 2008.
• Twice earned All-Pacific-10 Conference recognition as a linebacker at the University of Arizona, where he finished his career ranked 15th in school history with 312 tackles and was a two-time team captain.
• Selected by the Broncos in the sixth round (183rd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

LARSEN AT A GLANCE:
• A fourth-year player who has settled in as a fullback after also seeing time at linebacker during his first three NFL seasons with Denver.
• Became the first Bronco in club history and just the fourth player in the NFL since 1990 to start on both offense and defense in the same game when he opened Denver’s contest at Atlanta (11/16/08) at middle linebacker and fullback.
• Owns 20 career tackles on special teams, registering a personal-best 10 in only nine games (1 start) in 2009 after posting nine as a rookie with Denver in 2008.
• Posted four solo tackles on special teams at Kansas City (12/6/09) that tied for the most by a Bronco in a game since at least 1994.
• Tied for third on the Broncos with nine special-teams tackles and added 15 stops (13 solo) on defense in 14 games (3 starts) as a rookie in 2008.
• Twice earned All-Pacific-10 Conference recognition as a linebacker at the University of Arizona, where he finished his career ranked 15th in school history with 312 tackles and was a two-time team captain.
• Selected by the Broncos in the sixth round (183rd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 7/9/08; Placed on injured reserve (ankle) by Denver 12/22/10.

Quickly: Larsen is a fourth-year player from the University of Arizona who played in all 16 games this season, opening six at fullback. He settled in as the Broncos’ primary fullback in 2011 after also seeing time at linebacker during his first three NFL seasons with Denver. He became the first Bronco in club history and just the fourth player in the NFL since 1990 to start on both offense and defense in the same game when he opened Denver’s contest at Atlanta (11/16/08) at middle linebacker and fullback. Larsen caught a pass in each of Denver’s first four games of 2011, marking the longest such streak of his career. He joined Green Bay’s John Kuhn as one of two fullbacks to catch a pass in each of his team’s first four games.

2011 Season Highlights:

  • vs. Oakland (9/12): Hauled in the first pass of the contest for a gain of 15 yards and a first down.
  • vs. Cincinnati (9/18): Totaled a career-high three receptions for 23 yards in his first start of the season.
  • at Tennessee (9/25): Caught two passes for nine yards, marking the first time in his career that he has recorded multiple catches in consecutive games.
  • at Green Bay (10/2): Caught his career-best seventh pass of the season, a six-yarder from QB Kyle Orton.
  • at Kansas City (11/13): Carried a career-high five times for 17 yards. His 17-yard rushing total matches a career high set against Kansas City on Nov. 14, 2010.
  • vs. N.Y. Jets (11/17): Matched his career-high five rushing attempts set on Nov. 13, 211 against Kansas City... Recorded a special teams tackle in punt coverage in the fourth quarter.
  • vs. Kansas City (1/1): Hauled in his ninth pass of the season—his first since Week Six—for seven yards in the second quarter.

2010: Larsen played 11 games (5 starts) at fullback, totaling three rushes for 18 yards (6.0 avg.) and five receptions for 51 yards (10.2 avg.) with one touchdown... Scored his first career touchdown on a 3-yard catch from Tim Tebow vs. K.C. (11/14) and added two carries for 17 yards (8.5 avg.)... Inactive for three games due to injury... Placed on injured reserve on Dec. 22 with an ankle injury.

2009: Larsen played nine games (1 start) for the Broncos, ranking second on the team with 10 special-teams tackles... Missed Denver’s first six games with a shoulder injury before making a pair of special-teams tackles in his season debut at Bal. (11/1)... Started at fullback at Was. (11/15)... Registered four solo special-teams stops at K.C. (12/6) that tied for the most by a Bronco in a game since at least 1994.

2008: Selected by the Broncos in the sixth round (183rd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft, Larsen played 14 games (3 starts) as a rookie while seeing time at middle linebacker and fullback... Posted 15 tackles (13 solo) and one pass breakup... Tied for third on the club with nine special-teams tackles (7 kickoff, 2 punt)... Became the first Bronco in franchise history and just the fourth NFL player since 1990 to start on both offense (fullback) and defense (middle linebacker) in the same game at Atl. (11/16)... Logged 66 snaps against the Falcons (3 offense, 55 defense and 8 special teams) and had seven tackles (6 solo) to earn Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors... Started three consecutive games (Games 10-12) at linebacker late in the year.

COLLEGE: Larsen played 44 career games (37 starts) at the University of Arizona and totaled 312 tackles (209 solo), nine sacks (63 yds.), two interceptions (3 yds.), five forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries... Finished his career ranked 15th in school history in tackles (312)... Was a first-team All-Pacific-10 Conference selection as a senior at Arizona after leading the conference and ranking 13th in the nation with 131 tackles (87 solo)... Earned the inaugural Pac-10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award for football as a senior... Received second-team all-conference honors as a junior.

PERSONAL: Larsen earned SuperPrep All-Farwest honors and was named first-team all-state by The Arizona Republic as a senior at Highland High School in Gilbert, Ariz.... Recorded 124 tackles as a senior as the All-Region co-Defensive Most Valuable Player... Also saw time at quarterback and lettered in baseball as well as track in high school... Spent 2003-04 on a Mormon mission in Chile... Had a 3.7 grade point average and earned a bachelor’s degree in regional development from Arizona... Married to Ann, and the couple has two sons (Tyton and Gunnar)... Spencer Larsen was born on March 4, 1984, in Mesa, Ariz.

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