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Denver Broncos select former OSU tight end Jeff Heuerman in NFL draft

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Then-junior tight end Jeff Heuerman (86) is brought down during the Big Ten Championship Game against Michigan State Dec. 7, 2013 at Lucas Oil Stadium. OSU lost, 34-24. Credit: Lantern file photo

Then-junior tight end Jeff Heuerman (86) is brought down during the Big Ten Championship Game against Michigan State Dec. 7, 2013 at Lucas Oil Stadium. OSU lost, 34-24.
Credit: Lantern file photo

Jeff Heuerman became the second former OSU player drafted when the Denver Broncos selected him with the 92nd pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL draft.

The tight end enjoyed a breakout 2013 campaign that included a team-best 17.9 yards per reception and four touchdowns. He finished his junior year with 26 receptions for 466 yards.

The Naples, Fla., native was unable to replicate that success in his senior year, as he was hampered by foot injuries throughout the season. He finished the year with 17 receptions for 207 yards and two scores but did not record a reception in any of OSU’s three postseason games.

Heuerman was named to the second-team All-Big Ten for his senior campaign. The tight end commenced his OSU career with 52 catches for 792 yards and seven scores.

Denver lost tight end Julius Thomas in free agency during the offseason. Heuerman will join Owen Daniels and Virgil Green as tight ends for the Broncos.

Denver is scheduled to open the 2015-16 season against the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 13 at 4:25 p.m.

 

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