Salute To Service: Ex-Denver Broncos That Served in Military
Ben Garland, OL/DL – Air Force
A fan favorite during his two short seasons with the Denver Broncos, Ben Garland found a roster spot as a undrafted free agent in 2010. The Broncos made the smart decision to place Garland on the reserve/military list to ensure he fulfilled his commitment with Air Force. Garland later came to the Broncos in 2012 as an offensive guard on the practice squad. He would be used at times as an extra linemen in short yardage providing exceptional depth.
The Broncos later released him in 2014. After two-years of not playing with an NFL team, the Atlanta Falcons came calling. Garland signed with the team and added versatility to his repertoire. He became a defensive linemen. In fact, Garland sacked Russell Wilson in the NFC Championship game during 2016. This season, Garland has a fumble recovery with Atlanta.