Broncos Roster Breakdown: Alma Maters

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Nov 23, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Indiana Hoosiers wide receiver Cody Latimer (3) catches the ball as Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Bradley Roby (1) tries to tackle him in the first quarter of the game at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Sports

I’m not going to list every school and every player, that information can be found on the Broncos’ official website here. Instead, let’s just take a look at the schools that have multiple players currently in a Broncos uniform. There are 21 colleges that have at least two players on the team, yet no school is represented by more than three.

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Once again, the Broncos’ personnel departments seems to like local talent, with many of the players coming from schools within a day’s drive of Denver. The only schools East of the Mississippi River that have three players are North Carolina and Tennessee.

September 1, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators linebacker Lerentee McCray (34) reacts during the second quarter against the Bowling Green Falcons at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The only “Non-BCS” college conference that has multiple players is the Mountain West, where Boise State, Colorado State, Nevada, and San Diego State all check in with two players each.

It is worth noting that college powerhouses and NFL talent factories Alabama and Miami (FL) are absent from this list. Despite having a combined 106 players currently in the NFL according to ESPN, there is just one player from each school on the Broncos’ roster. Linebacker Jerrell Harris hails from Alabama while offensive lineman Orlando Franklin represents “The U”.

I’m sure that most of you, like me, have a love affair with football that restricted to Sundays. Now that we have a better understanding of where the Broncos’ roster were playing football on Saturdays it might help us enjoy both a little more.