Three of Denver’s starters on Thursday night at Arizona were 2012 draft picks: CB Omar Bolden, OL Philip Blake and LB Danny Trevathan. Bolden scored the team’s only touchdown (on a kick return) and Trevathan led the team in tackles.
Trevathan led the team with eight tackles, seven of which came in the first half at Arizona. His eight tackles were the most registered by a Denver defender this preseason.
Wide receiver Greg Orton led the team with three receptions for 57 yards, including a 45-yard catch from Adam Weber that set up Matt Prater’s game-winning field goal.
Ronnie Hillman’s 68 rushing yards at Arizona marked the most by a Broncos player this preseason. Hillman carried the ball 14 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry.
Prater, who won Denver’s game at Arizona with a 44-yard field goal as time expired, finished the day 3-of-3 on kicks. For the preseason, he converted 6-of-7 field goals (85.7 pct.). The only kick Prater missed this preseason was a 57-yard kick against Chicago in the preseason opener.
Bolden’s 103-yard kick return touchdown marked the longest by a Broncos player in any game and tied for the third-longest preseason kick return touchdown in the NFL during the last 12 years. Bolden also had a pair of kick return touchdowns in college, playing at Arizona State University.