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Mason signs with Broncos

Jan 6, 2015

Former four-year A&M-Commerce linebacker, Danny Mason, signed a future contract with the Denver Broncos that will enable him to be with the Broncos during the offseason and the 2015 preseason. “It feels just like I always dreamed it would,” an elated Mason said.  “Not only are the Denver Broncos the best team in the NFL, but they have also been my favorite team since I was in the sixth grade.  It is a blessing for my dream to become my reality.” Mason, who played in four games for the Lions from 2009-2012, will join the Broncos roster on March 10.  He joins four other players already signed to future contracts. Mason recorded 280 total tackles including 24.5 tackles for loss during his four-year Lion career.  He also had 14 pass breakups and picked off three passes all of which came during the 2011 season. Mason becomes the 17th Lion to sign an NFL contract and make an appearance in a preseason camp.  He is the first player since Cedric Bonner spent the 2005 season with the Atlanta Falcons to sign an NFL contract after playing with the Lions.  The last Lion in the NFL was Bonner when he played with Washington for the 2007 season. Mason continued to chase his dream of playing in the NFL following his departure from A&M-Commerce.  He played with an arena football team in Allen before traveling out to Loveland, Colorado where he played the next two months.  He led the Ice all the way to the divisional round of the playoffs before the season ended. Mason spent the next few months training and preparing before signing his future contract with the Broncos earlier Monday afternoon. “A&M-Commerce not only helped me develop my talent, but it helped me mature and grow,” Mason added.  “It taught me to be patient and understand the process.  You are around great people everyday there that prepare you to succeed in the classroom and on the gridiron. It was a place where I could improve my football IQ with the help of head coach Colby Carthel and assistant coaches Justin Deason, Jack Taylor and Wendell Davis, and a place where I could get my degree and walk across the stage which was another dream of mine, thanks to the help and guidance of Judy Sackfield.  A&M-Commerce gave me a shot and a chance to pursue football at the next level.”