Jan 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos guard Zane Beadles (68) against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Bronco Player Profile – Zane Beadles


This week I start my journey through the Denver Broncos roster, focusing on the big boys – the offensive linemen; Guys who make a living the hard way – down in the trenches!  First man up, Zane Beadles.

Birth date and location: November 19, 1986 – Casper, WY (age 26)

Height: 6-4

Weight: 305

Jersey number: 68

High school: Hillcrest (Midvale, UT)

College: University of Utah

NFL Draft: 2010 (Round 2 / Pick 45)

Years pro: 3

Games played: 48

Games started: 46

Awards / accomplishments:

  • Pro Bowl (2012)
  • Broncos’ Walter Payton Man of the Year award (2012)
  • First-team All-American (2009)
  • Second-team Academic All-American (2009)
  • First-team All-MWC (2008 & 2009)
  • Second-team All-MWC (2007)

Interesting Facts:

  • Called for just one holding penalty during his first two NFL seasons to represent one of just sixteen NFL offensive linemen with thirty starts and only one holding penalty from 2010-11
  • Majored in Mechanicl Engineering while at University of Utah

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