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20 Days to Kickoff

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HONORING THE PAST: Jeron Johnson - 7:23 p.m. MT

Before making a name for himself with the Seattle Seahawks, Jeron Johnson was a key cog in the Bronco defense from 2007-10.

He led the Broncos in tackles in each of his final three seasons, earning all-league honors each year. He was named first-team All-Western Athletic Conference in 2010, and finished his career ranked 10th on Boise State's all-time tackles list with 328. Johnson was just the 13th player in school history to eclipse 300 tackles for his career.

He made his mark on the Seahawks' special teams units as a rookie in 2011, but this past year appeared in every game as Seattle fell just one game short of the NFC Championship Game.

Johnson registered 12 tackles (seven solo) last year, and added two sacks and eight special teams tackles.

He had three tackles in the team's preseason opener last week against the San Diego Chargers, and you can catch the next game Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. (MT), as the Seahawks square off against Ryan Clady's Denver Broncos.

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20 Days to Kickoff: Williams-Rhodes Interview - 4:01 p.m. MT

Sophomore wide receiver Shane Williams-Rhodes discusses playing as a true freshman and what steps he expects to take entering his sophomore campaign.

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20 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Facts Relating to #20 - 12:48 p.m. MT

Just a quick walk-thru for the Broncos this morning, so there will be no Camper of the Day.

However, seeing that there are just 20 days until kickoff for the season opener, we do have some facts and figures relating to No. 20:

...There are currently 20 former Broncos on NFL rosters: Chase Baker (Minnesota), Richie Brockel (Carolina), Chris Carr (New Orleans), Ryan Clady (Denver), Daryn Colledge (Arizona), Tyrone Crawford (Dallas), D.J. Harper (San Francisco), George Iloka (Cincinnati), Jeron Johnson (Seattle), Doug Martin (Tampa Bay), Shea McClellin (Chicago), Kellen Moore (Detroit), Austin Pettis (St. Louis), Nate Potter (Arizona), Orlando Scandrick (Dallas), Tyler Shoemaker (Kansas City), Tommy Smith (Cleveland), Jamar Taylor (Miami), Kyle Wilson (New York Jets) and Billy Winn (Cleveland).

...In 1996, Chris Wing set Boise State's all-time single-season sacks record with 20. Wing went on to play in the National Football League the following season with the New York Jets.

...Pete Kwiatkowski became the first Bronco to record at least 20 tackles-for-loss in two different seasons, reaching or eclipsing the mark in 1985 (20.0) and 1987 (24.0). Since then, two more Broncos have accomplished the feat: Erik Helgeson in 1989 and 1990 - with Kwiatkowski working as an assistant with the defensive line - and Tyrone Crawford in 2010 (20.5) and 2011 (20.0) - with Kwiatkowski as his defensive coordinator.

...Cedric Minter holds the Boise State record with 20-career 100-yard rushing games, accumulated from 1977-80). Minter was a second-team Associated Press All-American in 1980, earned honorable mention honors in 1979 and was a third-team selection in 1978. He went on to play two seasons in the National Football League for the New York Jets.

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