Sports - Denver Broncos

Dec 31, 2010 12:58 AM by Lee Douglas

Buckhalter still has the burst

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Broncos backup tailback Correll Buckhalter has heard the whispers that he might be washed up, even though he's never felt fresher or faster.

At 32, he believed his best days weren't all behind him and that he just needed more of a chance.

The more work he got, the more he'd produce.

Buckhalter showed he still has plenty of burst left in his legs in a 24-23 win over Houston last weekend. Filling in for an injured Knowshon Moreno, Buckhalter had 92 combined yards and scored twice, including a 23-yard scamper in the fourth quarter on a screen pass in which he turned on the speed and raced away from the heart of the Texans defense.

So much for the notion he's over the hill.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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