Former Broncos QB Now A Professional Handball Player


Happy Friday, everyone. Since we’re about to enjoy the first long weekend of the summer, I thought I’d keep things light today. There will be no talk about the state of Demaryius Thomas foot injury, no analysis of the new defensive line, no flashbacks of the Mike Shanahan coaching era, no complaining about Dumervil’s lack of contract offer, and certainly no chatter about the QB issue.

There will be some talk, however, about a one-time Broncos QB and his affinity for handball. Had Jake Plummer been as passionate about football as he is handball, his NFL career may have flourished.

Lost Letterman put together a list of “College Football Players Top 10 Unlikeliest Jobs.” Sure enough, Plummer got the #1 spot on the list. They say this about Plummer:

“Even though he’s no longer behind center, Plummer still competes for championships. Handball championships. Like Todd MacCulloch finding a way to continue his competitive streak in pinball, Plummer has found an unusual competitive profession. Last year he and his partner lost to his two older brothers in the Idaho Handball State Championship. His brothers were defending champions. In fact, Jake is the only male in his family to not have a state championship to his name. Plummer lives in Sandpoint, ID, and still plays handball. He’s also an assistant with the Sandpoint (ID) High School football team, who lost the 4A State championship last season. In the offseason he’s cross-training the players by having them play handball.”

Make sure to click on the link to check out the video of Plummer talking about his love for the sport. There’s even a cameo appearance of his neck beard.

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