Center Justin Boren (65) prior to their preseason game against the Detroit Lions (USA Today Sports)

Denver Broncos Offensive Lineman Player Profile: Justin Boren


I continue to focus the spotlight on the Denver Broncos offensive linemen to give them some props, as well as help Broncos Country get through the offseason. This week’s lineman is Justin Boren from Ohio.


Birth date and location: April 28, 1988 – Pickerton , OH (age 25)

Height: 6-2

Weight: 315

Jersey number: 72

High school: Pickerton High School North

College: Ohio State University

NFL Draft: Undrafted

Years pro: 1

Games played: n/a

Games started: n/a

Awards / accomplishments:

  • 2007 All-Big Ten Honarable Mention
  • 2009 & 2010 All-Big Ten first-team (media) and second-team (coaches)
  • 2010 College Football All-America Team
  • Won Jim Parker Award at Ohio State following his senior season (team’s most outstanding lineman)

Interesting Facts:

  • Of all the high school football prospects in Ohio, Boren was only one who didn’t choose Ohio State University, initially.
  • Transferred from University of Michigan to Ohio State following retirement of Lloyd Carr. Boren is only third player to have played for both sides of the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry
  • After being signed as free agent by Baltimore Ravens after graduating from Ohio State University, spent 2011 on Ravens practice squad and 2012 on Detroit Lions practice squad

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