Mitch Unrein

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Mitch Unrein
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Unrein in the 2011 NFL season.
No. 96     Denver Broncos
Defensive tackle / Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-03-25) March 25, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Eaton, Colorado
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 306 lb (139 kg)
Career information
High school: Eaton (CO)
College: Wyoming
Undrafted in 2010
Debuted in 2011 for the Denver Broncos
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2014
Tackles 49
Sacks 0.0
Forced fumbles 0
Touchdowns 1
Stats at

Mitch Unrein (born March 25, 1987) is an American football defensive tackle for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Wyoming.

Professional career[edit]

Denver Broncos[edit]

In a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 2, 2012, Unrein lined up for the first time as a fullback. He then proceeded to catch a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning.[1][2]

On April 11, 2013, Unrein signed a one-year, $630,000 tender.[3]

The Broncos placed a one-year $1.431 million tender on Unrein on March 7, 2014.[4]


Unrein is married to Olympic bronze-medalist trapshooter Corey Cogdell.[5]

He has five siblings.[6] His older brothers Mark[7] and Mike,[8] both played college football for the UNC Bears. His older sister Nicole, who also went to UNC, is a three-time All-American swimmer[9] and still holds one of the top-10 records for the 100 meter backstroke in UNC history.[10] He is also distant cousins with former NFL defensive end Terry Unrein, who was selected in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.[11]


  1. ^ Mitch Unrein scores improbable TD in Broncos lineup switcheroo
  2. ^ Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws TD to defensive lineman
  3. ^ "Mitch Unrein signs Broncos tender". April 11, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  4. ^ Legwold, Jeff (March 7, 2014). "Broncos tender Harris Jr., Unrein". Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  5. ^ Bates, Greg (January 31, 2014). "Olympians Take Time Out For Super Bowl". Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ Jones, Lindsay (November 6, 2011). "Eaton's own Mitch Unrein feels at home with Broncos". Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  7. ^ UNC Bears bio - Mark Unrein
  8. ^ UNC Bears bio - Mike Unrein
  9. ^ UNC All-Americans
  11. ^ Klis, Mike (October 7, 2012). "Klis: Mitch Unrein's jersey is big seller in Denver thanks to family". Retrieved 2014-03-23. 

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