Sophomore offensive lineman Marcus Henry is expected to make his first-career start at Washington, in the stadium he grew up just a stone's throw away from. Henry talked about that and how he approached this fall camp knowing the opportunity to become a starter was in front of him.
Throughout this countdown we have previewed several Broncos currently playing in the National Football League. Today we turn our attention to a former Bronco that hasn't played a professional game since 2007, but played in more NFL games than any other player in school history - Kimo von Oelhoffen.
Between stints with the Cincinnati Bengals (1994-99), the Pittsburgh Steelers (2000-05), New York Jets (2006) and Philadelphia Eagles (2007), von Oelhoffen played in 198 games. His 147 starts in the NFL are more than any other Bronco has games played - and this was all at defensive tackle.
von Oelhoffen joined the Broncos for the 1992 season from Walla Walla Community College, where he had transferred the year before from Hawai'i. He was limited to just six games at Walla Walla, but still had 10 tackles and four sacks.
In his debut season with the Broncos, von Oelhoffen suffered a stress fracture in his foot and was only able to play half the season. He registered 21 tackles (15 solo), including four for-loss and two sacks. He rebounded from the injury to produce an All-Big Sky Conference senior campaign, recording 40 tackles (29 solo) and four sacks in 1993.
He was drafted in the sixth round by the Bengals the following season, and became a full-time starter in 1997.
He signed with the Steelers in 1999, and after starting five games that season, went on to start 94-of-95 games played over the next six seasons.
He moved on to the Jets in 2006, starting each of the team's 16 regular-season games, and played in eight games for the Eagles in 2007.
In all, von Oelhoffen played 14 seasons in the NFL, racking up 26.5 sacks. He also won a Super Bowl, helping to lead Pittsburgh to the championship at Super Bowl XL.
There are just four days remaining until kickoff, and with that in mind, here are some facts and figures relating to the No. 4:
...FOUR Broncos have been selected in the first round of the NFL Draft in the last five years. Boise State had multiple first-round selections in the same year for the first time when Shea McClellin (19th) and Doug Martin (31st) were taken in the 2012 NFL Draft.
...Ryan Dinwiddie threw for 400 yards in FOUR games, the most by a Bronco in school history.
...Cedric Minter is the only player in school history with FOUR 200-yard rushing games in his career.
...Boise State allowed FOUR passing touchdowns in 2012, the fewest in the country.
...The Broncos have had a 1,000-yard rusher in each of the last FOUR seasons.