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Retiring as a Bronco, Tyler Polumbus bookends career at home

From his time at the University of Colorado to proudly wearing Broncos orange and blue, Tyler Polumbus happily spent some of his finest football years in his home state.

It's a fitting bookend for Tyler Polumbus' football life, which began and now ends in the Mile High City, as he announced his retirement Tuesday via Facebook.

Once a promising prospect at Cherry Creek High School mere miles from the Broncos' headquarters, Polumbus stayed in his home state for college at the University of Colorado. He would earn All-Big 12 Conference honors as a senior before moving on to the professional level.


Once again, Polumbus stayed in Colorado as his football career progressed. The Broncos had their eye on him as an undrafted college free agent, and he became part of an 11-year streak of a CFA making his way onto the final roster as a rookie before appearing in all 16 games. In his second season, Polumbus started eight of 15 games for Denver.

From 2010 to 2015, Polumbus ventured outside of the state of Colorado for the first time in his playing career and found new homes in Seattle, Washington and Atlanta.

But he returned home midway through the 2015 season when the Falcons released him, and the Broncos were happy to add his experience, skill and personality to the offensive line. Polumbus appeared in 11 regular-season and three postseason games for Denver, capping the season -- and ultimately his career -- with a Super Bowl victory.

Teammates and teams alike reached out on Twitter to congratulate him on his retirement:

@Tyler_Polumbus @Broncos @Seahawks @Redskins @AtlantaFalcons congrats brotha! — Ty Sambrailo (@TySambo51) April 5, 2016

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