Broncos News Briefs - Sunday, June 20

Catch up on the latest about the Denver Broncos' fifth round draft choice, cornerback Jeff Shoate, in today's news reports.

Canton craftsmanship in Elway bust - Denver Post - Jim Armstrong
Sunday, June 20, 2004 - So you want to see John Elway's Hall of Fame bust, huh? You've got a better chance of seeing Elvis' comeback concert. Elway's likeness is being crafted by Pleasant Grove, Utah, sculptor Blair Buswell. He was in Our Town two weeks ago to confer with Elway and do some fine-tuning, but the clay version of the bust is basically done. So when will Elway see the finished product?

Shoate Successfully Juggles Fatherhood, Family and Football - Denver - Andrew Mason
Saturday, June 19, 2004 - A father. A husband. A full-time student. A member of the workforce. A Division I-A football player. Capably handling two or three of those designations could easily fill all the waking hours in a week. Doing all five -- and doing so effectively -- would seem to be impossible. Jeff Shoate was all of those things -- for the entire four-year length of his career at San Diego State.

Broncology: Ground Domination - - Andrew Mason
Friday, June 18, 2004 - The Broncos' consistent ability to run the football despite changes in personnel is one of the dominant themes of the offseason; that storyline pushed its way to the forefront with the decisions to trade Clinton Portis, sign Garrison Hearst and select Tatum Bell in the second round of the draft, making him the team's highest running-back selection in the traditional draft since Steve Sewell in 1985. (The Broncos used a first-round pick on Bobby Humphrey in the 1989 supplemental draft). But just how well have the Broncos done on the ground in the last nine years?

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