Two Broncos outside linebackers represent the team on a pair of lists released this week. Weakside linebacker Wesley Woodyard was named to USA Today’s All-Joe Team and strongside linebacker Von Miller earned a spot on NFL.com’s All-Under-25 Team.
Woodyard led the Broncos with 114 tackles and tied for the team lead with three interceptions in 2012. He earned his first AFC Defensive Player of the Week award following his performance against New Orleans in which he became just the ninth player since 1982 to record at least 10 tackles, one sack, one interception and one forced fumble in the same game.
Also in 2012, Woodyard became the first Broncos linebacker since Al Wilson in 2004 to record multiple interceptions in a season and joined Hall-of-Fame running back Floyd Little as the only players in team history to serve as a captain in their first five seasons with the club.
“You won’t find many NFL linebackers who are 6 feet tall and 229 pounds,” USA Today wrote about the five-year veteran. “Other than Woodyard, you won’t find anyone in the last five seasons who managed to make 100 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions in one season.”