The Denver Broncos on Monday signed center Kory Lichtensteiger, whom they selected in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft from Bowling Green State University. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Lichtensteiger (6-foot-3, 295 pounds) was honored with All-Mid-American Conference accolades during each of his four seasons at Bowling Green State. He was a four-year starter for the Falcons, tying their career record with 48 starts (48 games played).
In 2007, Lichtensteiger started all 13 games and was a finalist for the Rimington Trophy (nation's top center) in addition to receiving first-team all-conference accolades. His blocking helped BGSU rank second in the MAC in passing offense (278.9 ypg.).
After spending his first two seasons at guard, Lichtensteiger played center for the first time in his collegiate career as a junior in 2006. He started all 12 games that year, earning first-team All-MAC honors.
A first-team All-Northwest Conference pick as an offensive and defensive lineman at Crestview High School in Convoy, Ohio, Kory Lichtensteiger was born on March 22, 1985.
With Lichtensteiger's signing, the Broncos have signed six of their nine selections from the 2008 NFL Draft.