Trevathan Sees First Defensive Snaps
Against The Oakland Raiders
By Gerald Lacey
Carver Heights Quarterback Club
October 3, 2012
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The first defensive snaps of rookie linebacker Danny Trevathan’s NFL career came during
the Broncos win 37-6 win over Oakland this past weekend. With starting middle linebacker Joe Mays
serving a one-game suspension and linebacker Nate Irving placed on the inactive list with a concussion,
Trevathan was asked to step in. Trevathan was in the game for a total of 42 plays the most in his NFL
career. He played in 23 defensive plays (40% of the 57 defensive snaps) and 19 special team snaps
(60% of the 28 special team snaps) during lopsided win.
Trevathan had one tackle that came near the end of the game. He also touched the field in the nickel
package replacing Brooking. Trevathan is being viewed as a future star for the Broncos. He is now listed
third on the depth chart behind 14 year veteran Keith Brooking and Wesley Woodyard who is in his six
season in the NFL.
Trevathan has been active for all four games, participating in more than 50 percent of the special teams
plays this year.
Trevathan, a rookie selected in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, has been active in each of the first
three games of the season, playing in more than 50 percent of the team’s special snaps. Trevathan said
his experience as a special teamer has helped him get acclimated to the NFL.
“I think the special teams kind of made me change my attitude toward the approach I had,” Trevathan
said. “Special teams, I kind of didn’t know what it was when I was first out there. But my first game, going
out there and having repetitions at it, it made me know the environment I’m in now, be able to play well,
play great, play with that intensity that you need to have out there. Special teams really helped me in that
aspect of the game.”
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Safety David Bruton #30 of the Denver Broncos is mobbed by teammates Mike Mohamed #47,
Linebacker Steven Johnson #53 and Linebacker Danny Trevathan #59 after blocking a punt
against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on September 30, 2012
in Denver, Colorado. The blocked punt led to a touchdown as the Broncos defeated the
(September 29, 2012 - Source: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images North America)
Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox speaks to reporters during a post game
press conference after the Broncos 37-6 win over their division rival Oakland.