Joel Dreessen- Denver BRONCOS

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DREESSEN AT A GLANCE:
• An eighth-year tight end who opened at least 10 games in each of his last four seasons, including a career-best 15 starts in his first campaign with the Broncos in 2012.
• Posted a career-high 41 receptions for 356 yards (8.7 avg.) with five touchdowns in 2012, while seeing time in more than 75 percent of Denver's offensive snaps.
• Ranks fifth among NFL tight ends in percentage of catches resulting in touchdowns (14.3% /15-of-105) since 2010 (min. 40 rec.).
• Played in at least 13 games during each of his seven NFL seasons, including all 16 games during his last five years.
• Owns 28 career special-teams tackles and has experience as a long snapper.
• Started all 45 games played at Colorado State University, where he totaled 123 receptions for 1,295 yards (10.5 avg.) with 10 touchdowns and was a two-time first-team All-Mountain West Conference selection.
• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on March 29, 2012.
• Selected by the N.Y. Jets in the sixth round (198th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Season Team Games Games Started REC YDS AVG LONG TD
2005 NYJ 14 0 5 41 8.2 17 0
2007 HOU 13 0 4 55 13.8 28T 2
2008 HOU 16 3 11 77 7.0 13 0
2009 HOU 16 11 26 320 12.3 25T 1
2010 HOU 16 10 36 518 14.4 43T 4
2011 HOU 16 10 28 353 12.6 56T 6
2012 DEN 16 15 41 356 8.7 30 5
TOTAL
1,720

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October 24, 2011 Fort Morgan Times