Posted August 31st, 2007 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Selvin Young with the Broncos[tag]Selvin Young[/tag] went undrafted last April but he’s now officially the Denver Broncos’ number two running back behind Travis Henry. Denver coach Mike Shanahan announced Friday after another strong preseason performance from Young that Mike Bell and Cecil Sapp, the former second and third-string running backs, would both be moving to fullback.

Selvin Young has apparently pulled a Mike Bell.

Much to the chagrin of Mike Bell.

Unemployed in the hours following the 2007 draft, Young went from football oblivion to gaining 91 yards last week in the Broncos’ third preseason game, to No. 2 on the tailback depth chart this week…

When Henry and Hall also went down with leg injuries, the Broncos had no choice but to give Young a chance in the next exhibition against Cleveland.

Seventeen Young carries later, coach Mike Shanahan was gushing about the rookie’s speed and pleased with the possibility he may have discovered another hidden tailback gem.

After their first two preseason games I honestly thought there was no chance Young made the roster. He got virtually no meaningful carries and it looked like he wasn’t going to get much of a chance to show what he could do. He got his chance and ran with it, literally. With Henry banged up Selvin could be getting some solid carries in week one against Buffalo.

Great news for a former Horn who worked his butt off while he was here. Congrats Selvin.


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    I swear I was watching him one game and in the first play I saw he fumbled it. Glad to see that didn’t have any negative effect on his status.

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