Denver Broncos rookie Ross Rasner will carry all of the shoulder pads
Denver Broncos rookie Ross Rasner pulled shoulder pad duty on Monday, and there were plenty of veterans who demanded the use of his services. How many sets of pads and helmets did the former Arkansas defensive back have to carry? Let’s just say he probably bumped into a few things as he was walking off the field.
Carrying shoulder pads is one of the more friendly forms of NFL rookie hazing. Even Robert Griffin III had to do it with the Washington Redskins last season. Here’s another angle of Rasner playing the role of rookie like a champ:
Ross Rasner gets the privilege of carrying in some veterans' pads. pic.twitter.com/3UnzcMHKZu
— Gray Caldwell (@GrayCaldwell) July 29, 2013
The good news is the Broncos veterans have not yet — to our knowledge — attacked Rasner with a pair of clippers or some hair dye. As the Miami Dolphins already proved this offseason, that is when things can get really embarrassing.