Broncos’ Larsen pulls two-way duty in first start

Spencer Larsen played both fullback and middle linebacker on Sunday. (John Bazemore / Associated Press)

Spencer Larsen played both fullback and middle linebacker on Sunday. (John Bazemore / Associated Press)

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.”

Guidelines: Fan feedback should be within the guidelines for the NFL community. These guidelines will be used to identify those comments that will be removed from display on the site. Please keep your comments relevant to the topic, not abusive or combatant towards other fans, and don’t share any personal details. Use the “Report” link to help keep the community at its best.

Comments may be no longer than 2000 characters and will post to the site shortly after submitting.

Powered by WordPress.com VIP | Subscribe (RSS)

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 5,894 other followers