Elvis Dumervil Puts The "D" in Denver

November 20, 2012 7:00 AM

Elvis Dumervil Puts The
By Rich Kurtzman

" Elvis Dumervil, DE #92 Height: 5’11” Weight: 260 Age: 28 Hometown: Miami, Florida College: Louisville Experience: 7 years

" (Credit, Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

" Elvis Dumervil is a fighter, a warrior and an absolute animal on the football field.

The left defensive end wasn’t even expected to play last Sunday after injuring his left shoulder the week before, but Broncos players and fans were pleasantly surprised to see him take the gridiron and at tip-top shape. If that shoulder was bothering him, you’d never know by watching the man go wild on the Chargers. Dumervil was dynamic as ever, using his strength and quickness to overtake would-be blockers as he was a domineering force all day long.

He was part of Denver’s defense controlling the line of scrimmage and controlling the game. The Broncos simply wouldn’t allow San Diego to convert on third down, and the Chargers started 0-10 on the crucial down to start the game. The Orange Crush even forced two penalties—a false start and hold—as San Diego’s offensive line was over-matched.

For Dumervil, it wasn’t just about putting pressure on Philip Rivers—which he did—but flying all over the field to make plays "

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