Spencer Larsen life and biography

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Spencer Larsen biography

Date of birth : 1984-03-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Mesa, Aeizona
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-12
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker and fullback for the Broncos, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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• A third-year player who has seen time at both linebacker and fullback while contributing regularly on special teams during his two seasons with the Broncos.
• Became the first Bronco in club history and just the fourth player in the NFL since 1990 to start on both offense and defense in the same game when he opened Denver’s contest at Atlanta (11/16/08) at middle linebacker and fullback.
• Owns 19 career tackles on special teams, registering a personal-best 10 in only nine games (1 start) in 2009 after posting nine as a rookie with Denver in 2008.
• Posted four solo tackles on special teams at Kansas City (12/6/09) that tied for the most by a Bronco in a game since at least 1994.
• Tied for third on the Broncos with nine special-teams tackles and added 15 stops (13 solo) on defense in 14 games (3 starts) as a rookie in 2008.
• Twice earned All-Pacific-10 Conference recognition as a linebacker at the University of Arizona, where he finished his career ranked 15th in school history with 312 tackles and was a two-time team captain.
• Selected by the Broncos in the sixth round (183rd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

Signed by Denver as a draft choice 7/9/08.2009: Larsen played nine games (1 start) for the Broncos, ranking second on the team with 10 special-teams tackles... Missed Denver’s first six games with a shoulder injury before making a pair of special-teams tackles in his season debut at Bal. (11/1)... Started at fullback at Was. (11/15)... Registered four solo special-teams stops at K.C. (12/6) that tied for the most by a Bronco in a game since at least 1994.

QUICKLY: Larsen, a fullback/linebacker hybrid for the first two years of his career, transitioned into the role of full-time fullback during the 2010 offseason… Tied for second on the team with 10 special-teams tackles according to press box totals in 2009… Became the first Bronco and just the fourth player in the NFL to start on both offense and defense in the same game at Atlanta (11/16/08).

2010: Larsen caught his first career pass for a 4-yard gain in the second quarter of the season opener at Jacksonville (9/12) and recorded his 20th career special-teams tackle. He caught another 4-yard pass in the home opener against Seattle (9/19).

2009: Larsen played nine games (1 start) for the Broncos, ranking second on the team with 10 special-teams tackles. He missed Denver's first six games with a shoulder injury before making of pair of special-teams tackles in his season debut at Baltimore (11/1). He started at fullback at Washington (11/15). He also registered four special-teams stops at Kansas City (12/6), which tied for the most by a Bronco in a game since at least 1994.

2008: Selected by the Broncos in the sixth round (183rd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft, Larsen played 14 games (3 starts) as a rookie while seeing time at middle linebacker and fullback... Posted 15 tackles (13 solo) and one pass breakup... Tied for third on the club with nine special-teams tackles (7 kickoff, 2 punt)... Became the first Bronco in franchise history and just the fourth NFL player since 1990 to start on both offense (fullback) and defense (middle linebacker) in the same game at Atl. (11/16)... Logged 66 snaps against the Falcons (3 offense, 55 defense and 8 special teams) and had seven tackles (6 solo) to earn Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors... Started three consecutive games (Games 10-12) at linebacker late in the year.

COLLEGE:

Larsen played 44 career games (37 starts) at the University of Arizona and totaled 312 tackles (209 solo), nine sacks (63 yds.), two interceptions (3 yds.), five forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries... Finished his career ranked 15th in school history in tackles (312)... Was a first-team All-Pacific-10 Conference selection as a senior at Arizona after leading the conference and ranking 13th in the nation with 131 tackles (87 solo)... Earned the inaugural Pac-10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award for football as a senior... Received second-team all-conference honors as a junior.

PERSONAL:

Larsen earned SuperPrep All-Farwest honors and was named first-team all-state by The Arizona Republic as a senior at Highland High School in Gilbert, Ariz.... Recorded 124 tackles as a senior as the All-Region co-Defensive Most Valuable Player... Also saw time at quarterback and lettered in baseball as well as track in high school... Spent 2003-04 on a Mormon mission in Chile... Had a 3.7 grade point average and earned a bachelor’s degree in regional development from Arizona... Married to Ann, and the couple has two sons (Tyton and Gunnar)... Spencer Larsen was born on March 4, 1984, in Mesa, Ariz.

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