Jan 2, 2012; Pasadena, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball (28) stiff arms Oregon Ducks safety John Boyett (20) in the 2012 Rose Bowl game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Former Oregon Duck John Boyett Finds a New Home on Denver Broncos Practice Squad


The Oregonian is reporting that Former Ducks Defensive Standout John Boyett, who earlier this year was cut from the Indianapolis Colts has landed on his feet with the Denver Broncos Practice Squad. Boyett was taken this past year by the Colts  in the 6th round of the NFL Draft, but he was waived a day after he was arrested for public intoxication in September. He also ran from police and was overheard saying something to the effect of “You Can’t Arrest Me, I Play for the Colts.”

Boyett played a big role in the Ducks Rose Bowl Victory in 2012 45-38 win over the Big 10’s Wisconsin Badgers. The following season he was hampered with leg injuries that have since been fixed with surgery. He did not take the field in the NFL with the Colts for a game, but he is now in a better place with one of the best teams in the league in the Denver Broncos, who dispatched the last undefeated team in the NFL this past weekend when they beat the Kansas City Chiefs.

Being on the Practice Squad means that Boyett will have to work extra hard to prove he belongs in the NFL. Any Given Sunday someone can go down with an injury. He could be one step closer with the Broncos to seeing the field of play, and if they go as far as some would like Boyett could also have a Super Bowl ring for the effort he puts forth this season. Not a bad place to be for a man who a few months ago could have thrown his NFL career down the drain. He now has a second chance.

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