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Former Leesburg High School and University of Kentucky standout Danny Trevathan. Trevathan
was drafted the sixth round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Denver Broncos. He is the second
Yellow Jacket to play for the Broncos, Max Wettstein was a Bronco during the 1960's.
Trevathan Learning From Games Best Elway
Former Yellow Jacket Trevathan has opportunity of a lifetime in Denver
By Gerald Lacey
Carver Heights Quarterback Club
July 17, 2012
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Former Leesburg High School and University of Kentucky standout Danny
Trevathan is now enjoying the life of a NFL player. He has earned the opportunity to be around two of the
NFL's greatest quarterbacks in Super Bowl champions John Elway and Peyton Manning. Trevathan has
benefited from film study and mentoring from Manning at the Denver Broncos practice complex. He has
started his NFL career off on the right foot and was the first rookie to get reps with the starters during a
recent Broncos minicamp.
The speed of the game is one of the differences Trevathan has adjusted to quickly since being drafted in
the sixth round by the Broncos in the 2012 draft.
"It's a learning process, but I'm pleased with the progress I've made so far," Trevathan said. "I'm learning
to react quicker, because that seems to be the biggest difference in the NFL. A lot of people talk about
the speed of the game, but that hasn't been a problem for me.
"In the NFL, you have to read a play quickly and react or you'll get hung out to dry."
Denver Head Coach John Fox has been impressed with Trevathan's dedication to film room and his
progress on the practice field so far. He likes Trevathan work ethic and the way he attacks the playbook.
Trevathan doesn't mind picking Manning's brain about the intricate details of the game. He also spends
plenty of time in the weight room at the Broncos practice facility.
"Danny has attacked it really well as far as in the meeting rooms and in his playbook," Fox said. "This
game is so mental, and for a young guy, he's caught on pretty quickly."
Trevathan says that Manning is a total team player and tries his best to help everyone on the team. He is
learning from Manning's work ethic and how to be a complete professional.
"It doesn't matter if you're a veteran or a rookie. He'll talk to you and help you if you're struggling with a
certain look. He'll pick you apart on the practice field and then help you in the film room."
Trevathan is very happy to be in Denver and having been a draft pick of a NFL Hall Of Fame Inductee
John Elway. Elway has a winning mentality and instills that same attitude in and around the Denver
"Oh man, I still can't believe that I get to be around those guys," Trevathan said. "(Elway) wants to see
everyone on this team succeed. He doesn't play favorites. His goal is to help us play our best and win
football games. I'd be crazy not to listen to everything he has to say."
Even though he has had success in the offseason Trevathan understands that things will be different
once he puts the pads on in training camp. He knows as a rookie he will have to prove himself on a team
full of veterans. If his past is any indication of his future, Trevathan is destined to be a great one in
"I haven't accomplished anything in the NFL," Trevathan said. "We haven't even put on pads in any of our
workouts. I don't want anyone to be too impressed with me at this point. Right now, I just want to play
football and learn how to be a professional.
"I believe I can play with anybody and I hope to prove that when training camp begins and we put on
Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox has been impressed with the progress
of rookie LB Danny Trevathan (Leesburg High School, Leesburg, Florida)
Tony Dungy looks on as Peyton holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after
defeating the Chicago Bears
Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway celebrates
after winning a Super Bowl during his playing days as a Denver Bronco.