ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — For three months, David Bruton Jr.’s classmate in biology lab didn’t recognize the former NFL player.
They went to class each week at the University of Colorado Denver, and the guy never asked Bruton if he was a Super Bowl 50 champion or three-time NFL captain.
Then Bruton cut off his dreadlocks. Suddenly his hair was in stark contrast to the way he wore it while with the Broncos.
And that’s when his classmate approached.
“[He] came up to me and was like, ‘David, do you have a cousin who plays for the Broncos?” Bruton said Monday. “I was like, ‘What do you mean?’
“He goes back to his table, grabs his computer, opens it up. … He opens it up and shows a picture of me and him at this event at Sports Authority [Field at Mile High]. And I was like, ‘Man, that’s me.’”