ENGLEWOOD, Colorado - The Denver Broncos on Tuesday signed offensive lineman Zane Beadles, whom they selected in the second round (45th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft from the University of Utah. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Beadles (6-foot-4, 305 pounds) was a four-year starter at Utah, where he earned All-Mountain West Conference honors three times and was named a first-team All-American as a senior in 2009. He started 50 games for the Utes during his career, opening 38 contests at left tackle and another 12 at left guard.
In his final two collegiate seasons, he allowed just 3.5 sacks in 819 pass plays while recording 28 touchdown blocks.
A team captain and a three-year starter at Hillcrest High School in Sandy, Utah, Beadles was born on Nov. 19, 1986, in Casper, Wyoming.