Broncos’ Larsen a man for all reasons |

Broncos’ Larsen a man for all reasons

Jeff Legwold
The Denver Post

SAN FRANCISCO – Each and every day, history walks the halls of the Broncos’ Dove Valley complex. It smiles a lot, carries three binders and has plenty of football homework.

It’s linebacker/fullback/special-teamer Spencer Larsen, who is the only player in franchise history to have started the same game on both offense and defense. Larsen did it at Atlanta last season, playing 55 defensive snaps and seven on offense in a 24-20 victory over the Falcons.

“It’s cool,” Larsen said. “And, really, I can’t believe how much attention it still gets.”

And while there is a substantial list of things that have changed in the Broncos’ transition from coach Mike Shanahan to Josh McDaniels, one thing is the same as it ever was.

After looking things over from top to bottom, backward and forward, McDaniels has decided Larsen should indeed play offense, defense and special teams.

“It takes a special guy to be able to do it,” McDaniels said. “To get in that time crunch, to do what’s necessary to be prepared with everything, you wouldn’t even consider it with a lot of people.”

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