Photo courtesy of Nina Lewis

When the Broncos take the field on Sunday against the Seahawks, one of Northern Colorado's own will be in the line-up.   Mitch Unrein  is a graduate of Eaton High School.  Earlier this week a a few hundred Eaton residents packed the high school gym in Eaton to wish #96 good luck in the Superbowl. Channel 7 was even there with live coverage.

Mitch was an outstanding athlete at Eaton.  He even won a state championship in wrestling.  Mitch played football at the University of Wyoming.  He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Now he is a local hero with the Denver Broncos.

Even though Mitch is a defensive standout with the Broncos, he has been used by the offense as a secret weapon.  Unrein caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning on December 2nd, 2012.

Channel 7 At Mitch Unrein Broncos Rally in Eaton

Mitch Unrein Scores Touchdown