DENVER — The Denver Broncos announced Friday that they have signed a pair of high school graduates to their football teams, one of whom is a former defensive lineman.
The two-year deal with the Denver Broncos is worth $3.7 million.
Salem Technical College defensive end Ryan Johnson, a former running back at Salem High School in Salem, Colorado, will be a member of the Broncos’ defensive line rotation.
Johnson played two seasons at Salem Technical School, earning first-team All-America honors in his senior season.
The 6-foot-2, 280-pounder was a second-team all-conference pick by the Associated Press and was a finalist for the 2014 Maxwell Award.
He has spent his entire career with the school, where he played in 13 games during his two seasons as a student.
Salam Technical College was founded in the 1950s and has since been a regional charter school.
Salad was the first of three new football programs announced by the Denver Nuggets and the Denver Post on Friday.
The teams also announced the hiring of two high school coaches and two high schools.
The Denver Nuggets are in the midst of an expansion effort, and the new addition is expected to be announced soon.
Denver Nuggets forward Andre Miller and his wife, Brooke, have been engaged for four years.
Brooke Miller is a senior at Salem and an avid volleyball player.
The Denver Nuggets announced on Friday that the team has signed forward DeMarre Carroll, who is the son of Denver Nuggets forward Dario.
DeMarree Carroll played at the University of Colorado at Boulder.