Broncos Connected: Broncos' young talent helps power two-game winning streak
On this edition of Broncos Connected, we look back on the Broncos' two-game winning streak in Weeks 13-14, Justin Simmons' nomination for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award, the 2019 My Cause My Cleats campaign and more.
|17||Raiders||W 16 - 15||1||4||4||4||0|
|16||Lions||W 27 - 17||2||10||5||9||0|
|15||@Chiefs||L 3 - 23||2||56||28||43||0|
|14||@Texans||W 38 - 24||4||113||28.3||48||1|
|13||Chargers||W 23 - 20||1||5||5||5||0|
|12||@Bills||L 3 - 20||3||14||4.7||16||0|
|11||@Vikings||L 23 - 27||4||60||15||31||0||2||-7||-3.5||-2||0|
|9||Browns||W 24 - 19||3||115||38.3||75||1|
|8||@Colts||L 13 - 15||5||26||5.2||17||0|
|7||Chiefs||L 6 - 30||1||7||7||7||0|
|6||Titans||W 16 - 0||2||16||8||11||0|
|5||@Chargers||W 20 - 13||1||6||6||6||0|
|4||Jaguars||L 24 - 26||2||31||15.5||25||1|
|3||@Packers||L 16 - 27||3||37||12.3||17||0||1||1|
|2||Bears||L 14 - 16||4||33||8.3||24||0|
|1||@Raiders||L 16 - 24||2||29||14.5||20||0||1||-5||-5||-5||0|
WR TE Career
FANT AT A GLANCE:
- A tight end who appeared in 36 games (14) starts at the University of Iowa, totaling 78 receptions for 1,083 yards (13.9 avg.) with 19 touchdowns during his collegiate career (2016-18).
- Recorded the most touchdowns (18) by a tight end in college football between his sophomore and junior seasons.
- Finished his career with the most receiving scores (19) by a tight end in school history—a total that ranks third among Big Ten Conference tight ends for a career.
- Chosen to the All-Big Ten First Team and was a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award (nations' top tight end) as a junior in 2018 after catching 39 passes for 519 yards (13.3 avg.) with seven touchdowns.
- Earned All-Big Ten Third Team honors as a sophomore after finishing with 30 receptions for 494 yards (16.5 avg.) with 11 touchdowns.
- Played 10 games as a true freshman, contributing nine catches for 70 yards (7.8 avg.) with one touchdown.
- Attended Omaha (Neb.) South High School, where he was chosen to the All-Nebraska Team during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
- Selected by the Broncos in the first round (20th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Broncos' 2019 rookie class makes impact felt off the field at Christmas with the Rookies party for children in foster families
After helping to raise $25,000 for charity back in May, the Broncos' 2019 rookie class brought its combined impact in the community to fruition by hosting a special holiday celebration for 10 teenage boys in foster families on Tuesday night.