Nov 17, 2012; Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies tackle Vinston Painter (71) sits on the bench during the fourth quarter against the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium. Virginia Tech Hokies won 30-23. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos Offensive Lineman Player Profile: Vinston Painter

I consider a new job a very humbling experience – new things to learn, new people to meet and get to know, and a new environment that you are not comfortable with.  I wonder if rookie offensive lineman, Vinston Painter, feels that way as he  is starting his career in the NFL?  Currently, Painter is listed on the teams depth chart as second string right tackle beiind Orlando Franklin.  Considering that the injury bug has bitten the Bronco offensive linemen relatively hard in this young season, let’s hope Painter can settle in quickly, learn the system, and be able to execute not if, but when he is called upon to contribute.  Continue reading for a synopsis of Vinston’s career before joining the Broncos.

Birth date and location: November 10, 1989 – Norfolk, VA (age 23)
Height: 6-6
Weight: 309
Jersey number: 70
High school: Maury High School (Norfolk, VA)
College: Virginia Tech
NFL Draft: 2013 (Round 6; 173rd overall pick)
Years pro: Rookie
Games played: n/a
Games started: n/a
Awards / accomplishments:
  • Honorable mention All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection by the league’s coaches in 2012
  • Prior to his sophomore season at Virgina Tech, earned the Iron Hokie honor by having top bench press (465 pounds)
  • Played 32 games at Virginia Tech, starting 13 in his senior year
  • Starred as a two-way player at Maury High School in Norfolk, Va., where he was named a first-team Group AAA all-state offensive tackle by the Associated Press in addition to a second-team all-district defensive tackle
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