Larsen first NFL player to start on offense and defense

By: AP
By: AP

Broncos rookie Spencer Larsen says he was told last Monday he would play linebacker this week, but he says even he was surprised to also start on offense.

Larsen is the first NFL player to start on offense and defense since Dec. 14, 2003, when Baltimore's Orlando Brown started at offensive tackle and defensive tackle at Oakland.

Larsen worked at linebacker and fullback in training camp before becoming a full-time fullback behind starter Peyton Hillis.

Injuries at linebacker and running back forced Broncos coach Mike Shanahan to devise the plan for Larsen's two-way duty.

Larsen had seven tackles. He didn't have a carry or a catch at fullback.

He also played on Denver's kickoff coverage and kickoff return teams.


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