ENGLEWOOD — Former CSU-Pueblo defensive lineman Deyon Sizer is living the dream.
This football season, instead of watching his hometown team the Denver Broncos practice, the Colorado native is actually playing for them.
“Honestly, it is an amazing experience to be here, it is surreal,” explained Sizer. “Growing up here, going to college in Colorado and to be able to play for the hometown team, the feeling is indesribable.”
The former Thunderwolve made the 90-man roster after trying out for the team during Bronco rookie mini-camp back in May.
“I used to come to practice to watch them and to be on the other side of the line. I used to watch guys like Wolfe and Von Miller and to be able to call them teammates right now it is really indescribable,” said Sizer with a big grin on his face.
And the former CSU-Pueblo standout isn’t taking this opportunity lightly. He is soaking up all he can from a veteran Bronco defensive line group.
“I am always watching the vets, always learning from them,” explained Sizer. “Anything they do I watch, from their footwork to the way they move their hands. They are awesome. All the vets are awesome. They are always in my ear after reps saying, ‘oh you should do this and that’. They are always giving me advice.”
As for making the 53-man roster, Sizer says that would be a dream come true. But all he can do right now is work and let the process take care of itself.
“The motto for me is giving everything I got in ever rep that I can,” Sizer explained. “And at the end of the day I can look at myself in the mirror and say I did everything I could.”