Since the actual jersey number of today's player is not yet assigned, our complex algorithms (...it's a spreadsheet Drew made) have decreed that the player highlighted today is —
#TBD, Marco Notarainni, Freshman, Linebacker
Weight: 225 lbs. (Absent a spot on Broncosports.com so far, dimensions were extracted from his Twitter)
High School: Torrey Pines High School, Encinitas, CA
How’d he get to the Blue™?
Marco got to the Blue via the Silk Road! Okay, not really. In actuality, he got here as a three-star recruit after a 3 year career at Torrey Pines, where he racked up 148 tackles, six sacks, 2 interceptions, and even 562 rushing yards and 10 TDs, just for good measure. He held offers from a number of Mountain West schools, Oregon State, and even Columbia. So, one of them wicked smaht kids, apparently.
Actor, Simon Baker.
Since we are going into what will (presumably) be his redshirt year, Marco has yet to accumulate any statistics at the collegiate level. However, you can enjoy highlights from the high school career that made him a scholarship athlete below:
A new(ish) defensive scheme will be implemented for this season, that may or may not utilize more linebackers, but that doesn't mean that a redshirt year suddenly decreases in value. Especially with the four-game, eligibility-stays-intact rule, it seems likely that Notarainni is destined to accumulate some experience as a redshirt in his first season on campus.
Is he on Twitter?
Completely made up fact
According to this profile of Marco and his brother, he and all of his siblings are fluent in Spanish. But, if you ask him, he will elaborate on that by revealing “I am fluent in over six million forms of communication.”