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Numerical Roster Countdown 2014: Day 14, Troy Ware

14 on the 14th. Spooky.

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

It's the 14th and we're 14 days from kickoff...who better to highlight than number 14 on the Bronco roster—Troy Ware

#14, Troy Ware, Junior, WR



Height: 6'2"

Weight: 183 lbs.

High School: Vista High School, Vista, CA

How'd he get to The Blue™?

Ware received second-team all-state honors as a senior playing wide receiver at Vista High School. He also earned first team All-Palomar League honors and was second-team all-league as a junior. Ware made 45 receptions for 699 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior and hauled in 26 passes for 482 yards and four scores in his junior year. Ware also earned a spot on the All-Academic Team as a junior and senior. All-league performer in the long jump (good skill set for a receiver). Ware was given a 3-star and a "76" rating by ESPN's recruiting service and also held an offer from San Diego State.


"Ware Wolf"

I like lycanthropes



The last few years I've been saying Ware resembled actor Harry Lennix, but i think he's matured into an A-Rod

Career highlights

Appeared in 12 games for the Broncos in 2013 with 2 starts. First career reception was a TD against Fresno State. Made five game appearances for the Broncos in 2012. All-league as a junior and senior at Vista. All-state as a senior. All-conference in the long jump as a junior and senior.

2014 prospectus

Ware reminds me a lot of departed senior WR Aaron Burks. We always hear a lot about him in practice, but he kind of disappears in the games. I mean, I was genuinely surprised that Ware had played in all but one game last season—I remembered his first reception, an 18 yard TD strike from Grant Hedrick against Fresno State, and I remember a costly fumble in the Hawaii Bowl...but everything else is just a blur to me. I'm not sure why Ware goes full chameleon when he comes into the game either, his 10 receptions weren't high a season ago, but two of those were TDs, meaning he scored 20% of the time he hauled in a pass. This year in camp, Ware has been largely quiet...with most of the buzz being built around Chaz Anderson and Thomas Sperbeck at the 3rd WR spot, and the usual suspects (Williams-Rhodes and Miller) getting the rest of the pub. Maybe this will bode well for Ware this season—the weight of expectations are off and he's built enough goodwill with his quarterback to be a trusted target when he's in the game. This season, I hope Ware's Houdini-act will be him disappearing behind opposing defenses and emerging with the ball in the end zone,. That's a disappearing act we can all get behind.

Is he on Twitter?


Completely made up fact

Troy and Joe Martarano have vowed to join forces to form an unstoppable offensive machine this season. It's name: WareMart