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Sloter signs with the Broncos

By Chris Bolin
On April 30, 2017

Photo by Rob Trubia. Courtesy of

    Former University of Northern Colorado quarterback Kyle Sloter signed a three-year free agent contract with the Denver Broncos following the conclusion of Saturday’s NFL Draft.

    This makes him only the sixth Bear to sign with an NFL team since the program moved to Division I.

Sloter started for one year at UNC after transferring from the University of Southern Mississippi due to lack of playing time.

    But, in his limited time at the helm, he made his presence known. He set a new Division I single-season school record for passing touchdowns with 29 and the single-game records for passing touchdowns with six and passing yards with 438.

    He was also named FCS player of the week for his week-two performance against Abilene Christian. After coming off the bench to replace injured starter Jacob Knipp, Sloter completed 25 of 32 passes for 408 yards and six touchdowns. He also ran for 40 yards and another touchdown in the 55-52 Bears win.

    Sloter is an All-Big Sky Honorable Mention and earned an FCS National Player of the week in week two of last season. Two games this season, Sloter passed for six touchdowns which also set UNC’s single-game touchdown record. The back-up QB turned starter showed his arms talents all year and ended up being UNC’s first 2,000 yard passer since the 2013 season. 

    Sloter played thirteen games over his sophomore and junior year at Southern Miss before transferring to UNC. Sloter brought a variety of talents, making appearances at wide-receiver and on the special teams and punt return units. 

    The Broncos also drafted quarterback Chad Kelly from Ole Miss with the last overall pick in the draft. He will be expected to compete with Sloter for the third quarterback spot after he recovers from a torn ACL late last season and surgery on his wrist this offseason.

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