Spencer Larsen suddenly found himself thrust into the spotlight after his performance in the Broncos’ 24-20 win over the Falcons last Sunday.
After all, few people start on both offense and defense while also playing special teams.
He has now been officially rewarded for his efforts by winning Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week honors.
This is the first such award for Larsen but the third for the Broncos, as Eddie Royal has won it twice in 2008.
Larsen started at fullback and linebacker in Atlanta, and while he didn’t record any offensive stats, he did notch seven tackles on defense in his first-ever start at middle linebacker.
It’s unknown as to whether or not he’ll perform the same feat this Sunday when the Broncos face the Raiders at INVESCO Field at Mile High, but either way, his name is etched in Denver Bronco record books as the first two-way starter.
– Adam Zinser, DenverBroncos.com