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Ben Garland
G #63
Height:
6-5
Weight:
308
Age:
27
College:
Air Force
Experience:
2
Career Stats
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TOTAL 8 0
2014 DEN 8 0

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Bio

• A second-year offensive guard who saw action on offense and special teams in eight games for the Broncos in 2014.

• Competed on Denver’s practice squad from 2012-13 after switching from defensive tackle to offensive guard.

• Spent the 2010 preseason with the Broncos before fulfilling his obligations to the United States Air Force from 2010-11.

• Serves in the Colorado Air National Guard as a public affairs officer and holds the rank of captain.

• Named the Broncos’ 2014 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for his leadership on the field and in the community.

• Joined the Broncos as a college free agent on April 30, 2010.


• A second-year offensive guard who saw action on offense and special teams in eight games for the Broncos in 2014.

• Competed on Denver’s practice squad from 2012-13 after switching from defensive tackle to offensive guard.

• Spent the 2010 preseason with the Broncos before fulfilling his obligations to the United States Air Force from 2010-11.

• Serves in the Colorado Air National Guard as a public affairs officer and holds the rank of captain.

• Named the Broncos’ 2014 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for his leadership on the field and in the community.

• Joined the Broncos as a college free agent on April 30, 2010.


CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by the Broncos as a college free agent 4/30/10; Placed on reserve/military 9/4/10; Waived by Denver 8/31/12; Signed by Broncos (practice squad) 9/1/12; Waived by Denver 8/31/13; Signed by Denver (practice squad) 9/1/13.

2014: Garland, who made the 53-man roster out of training camp, played eight regular-season games and one postseason contest for Denver... Saw action in 47 offensive plays in addition to participating in 81 special-teams snaps... Made his Broncos debut at Oak. (11/9), seeing 16 snaps (five on offense and 11 on special teams).

2013: Garland made the switch to the offensive line from defensive line... Saw action in three preseason games and spent the 2013 season competing on Denver’s practice squad.

2012: Garland saw action as a defensive lineman in all four preseason games and competed on Denver’s practice squad for the duration of the season.

2010: Garland, who entered the NFL with the Broncos as a college free agent on April 30, appeared in all four preseason games before being placed on Denver’s reserve/military list to fulfill his obligations to the United States Air Force.

COLLEGE: Garland totaled 115 tackles (52 solo), 11.5 sacks (66 yds.), three forced fumbles and two blocked kicks in 39 career games (34 starts) for the U.S. Air Force Academy... Opened all 13 contests as a senior and totaled 45 tackles (21 solo) and 4.5 sacks (30 yds.) to earn second-team All-Mountain West Conference honors from the league coaches... Started all 13 games at nose guard as a junior and placed fourth on Air Force with 7.5 tackles for a loss (28 yds.) while adding 39 total stops and four sacks... Played all 13 games (8 starts) as a sophomore and finished second among the team’s defensive linemen with 31 tackles (15 solo)... Played four games as a true freshman for the Falcons.

PERSONAL: Garland earned first-team all-state honors in football as a senior at Central High School in Grand Junction, Colo., and played one year of basketball at the school... Sworn into the Colorado Air National Guard on May 31, 2012, where he currently works as a public affairs officer and holds the rank of captain... Served as an element leader in Cadet Squadron 27 at Air Force and majored in systems engineering... Co-founded and serves as the Executive Directory of the SoDE Solution, which works to create sustainable and changing economic situations to end sex trafficking... Named the Broncos’ 2014 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for outstanding leadership both on the field and in the community... Participated in multiple Hometown Huddle events, the Broncos’ annual Play 60 event for the 16 branches of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver... Ben Garland was born on April 6, 1988, in Grand Junction, Colo.

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