Broncos rookie Spencer Larsen pulled off an NFL rarity in Sunday’s 24-20 win over the Falcons. Making it even more impressive is that he did it in his first NFL start.
Larsen became the first player in Broncos history to start on both sides of the ball, taking the field in the starting lineup at both fullback and middle linebacker.
“Well they needed me on defense,” said Larsen. “We were real quiet about it. I was real excited about it, but I was able to keep my cool. It was fun and challenging. At fullback, you really know what to do, but at linebacker, it’s a different world. Still, I’m happy with the outcome.”
Larsen is the first NFL player to start on offense and defense since Dec. 14, 2003, when Baltimore’s Orlando Brown started at offensive tackle and defensive tackle at Oakland. It has been done on four occasions since 1990.
“I feel good,” Larsen said. “Obviously, I’m a little beat up. I’m a little more tired than I usually am, but when you win, you feel great.”