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Mario Fannin
RB #42
Height:
5-11
Weight:
224
College:
Auburn
Hometown:
Hampton, Ga.
Experience:
2

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Bio

FANNIN AT A GLANCE:
• A second-year running back who spent his first two seasons on injured reserve.
• Was placed on injured reserve (knee) after competing with the Broncos early in training camp as a rookie.
• Played 54 career games (16 starts) at Auburn University, where he rushed 233 times for 1,366 yards (5.9 avg.) with 11 touchdowns in addition to setting the school’s all-time receiving yards mark by a running back with 985 yards and nine touchdowns on 97 catches.
• Appeared in 13 games (4 starts) as a senior and totaled 61 carries for 395 yards (6.5 avg.) with five touchdowns and 17 receptions for 173 yards (10.2 avg.) with two scores.
• Recorded 990 all-purpose yards as a junior in 2009 (285 rushing, 413 receiving, 297 kickoff return).
• Entered the NFL with Denver as a college free agent on July 27, 2011.

FANNIN AT A GLANCE:
• A second-year running back who spent his first two seasons on injured reserve.
• Was placed on injured reserve (knee) after competing with the Broncos early in training camp as a rookie.
• Played 54 career games (16 starts) at Auburn University, where he rushed 233 times for 1,366 yards (5.9 avg.) with 11 touchdowns in addition to setting the school’s all-time receiving yards mark by a running back with 985 yards and nine touchdowns on 97 catches.
• Appeared in 13 games (4 starts) as a senior and totaled 61 carries for 395 yards (6.5 avg.) with five touchdowns and 17 receptions for 173 yards (10.2 avg.) with two scores.
• Recorded 990 all-purpose yards as a junior in 2009 (285 rushing, 413 receiving, 297 kickoff return).
• Entered the NFL with Denver as a college free agent on July 27, 2011.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a college free agent 7/27/11; Waived/injured by Denver 8/6/11; Placed on injured reserve by Denver 8/7/11; Placed on injured reserve 8/7/12.

2012:
Fannin suffered an Achilles injury during training camp and was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 7.

2011: Fannin, who entered the NFL with the Broncos as a college free agent on July 27, hurt his knee during training camp and spent his rookie season on injured reserve.

COLLEGE: Fannin played 54 career games (16 starts) at Auburn University and rushed for 1,366 yards and 11 touchdowns on 233 carries (5.9 avg.)… Became the school’s all-time leader in receiving yards by a running back, totaling 985 yards and nine touchdowns on 97 career receptions… Added 44 kickoff returns for 944 yards (21.5 avg.)… Appeared in 13 games (4 starts) as a senior and totaled 61 carries for 395 yards (6.5 avg.) and five touchdowns to go along with 17 receptions for 173 yards (10.2 avg.) and two scores… Played 13 games (7 starts) as a junior in 2009 and totaled 990 all-purpose yards (285 rushing, 413 receiving, 297 kickoff return) for the Tigers.

PERSONAL: Fannin attended Lovejoy High School in Hampton, Ga., where he threw for more than 1,000 yards and 20 touchdowns and added 1,200 rushing yards and 12 scores as a senior… Graduated from Auburn in August 2010 with a degree in public administration… Mario Fannin was born on Dec. 4, 1987.

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