AT A GLANCE:
- A third-year wide receiver who played in 22 games (1 start) and three postseason contests in his first two seasons with the Broncos, catching eight passes for 82 yards (10.3 avg.) with one touchdown.
- Totaled two receptions for 23 yards (11.5 avg.) and two kickoff returns for 22 yards (11.0 avg.) during his initial NFL season.
- Opened 24-of-32 games at Indiana University and finished his collegiate career ranked seventh in school history in receptions (135) and yards (2,042).
- Made at least one catch in every game played for Indiana, tying for the fourth most 100-yard receiving games (7) by a Hoosier.
- Named Indiana’s Most Valuable Player as a junior in 2013 and received second-team All-Big Ten Conference recognition after posting 72 receptions for 1,096 yards (15.2 avg.) with nine touchdowns.
- Selected by the Broncos in the second round (56th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Signed by Denver as a draft choice 6/2/14.
Latimer played 14 games (1 start) and made six catches for 59 yards (9.8 avg.) with one touchdown… Saw action vs. Bal. (9/13), at K.C. (9/17) and at Det. (9/27)… Made one special-teams stop vs. Min. (10/4)… Was inactive at Oak. (10/11)… Saw action on offense and special teams at Cle. (10/18), vs. G.B. (11/1) and at Ind. (11/8)… Caught three passes for 30 yards (10.0 avg.) vs. K.C. (11/15)… Made his first career start and caught two passes for 22 yards (11.0 avg.) in addition to his first touchdown (10 yds.) to give Denver the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter at Chi. (11/22)… Made one catch for seven yards vs. N.E. (11/29)… Saw action on offense and special teams at S.D. (12/6)… Carried once and made one special-teams tackle vs. Oak. (12/13)… Gained 27 yards on a kickoff return after receiving the ball on a reverse and made one special-teams tackle at Pit. (12/20)… Was inactive vs. Cin. (12/28)… Played on offense and special teams vs. S.D. (1/3)… Recorded a pair of catches for 18 yards (9.0 avg.) in Denver’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Pit. (1/17)… Caught one pass for 13 yards and made two special-teams tackles vs. N.E. (1/24)… Saw action on offense and special teams in Denver’s Super Bowl 50 victory vs. Car. (2/7).
Selected by the Broncos in the second round (56th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, Latimer appeared in eight regular-season games and totaled two receptions for 23 yards (11.5 avg.) and two kickoff returns for 22 yards (11.0 avg.)… Made his Broncos debut in the season opener vs. Ind. (9/7) and saw action in 10 special-teams plays… Recorded his first career kickoff return (8 yds.) at N.E. (11/2)… Hauled in his first career reception at Oak. (11/9).
Latimer declared for the NFL Draft on Jan. 5, 2014, forgoing his senior season. He became the 21st Hoosier to reach 100 catches and 1,000 yards. Latimer closed out his career tied for fourth in 100-yard games (seventh) and seventh in yardage (2,042) and receptions (135) on Indiana’s all-time lists. He made at least one catch in all 32 career games (24 starts).
Named second team All-Big Ten by the media and honorable mention by the coaches … ESPN.com, BTN.com, Phil Steele and Athlon second team All-Big Ten selection … ESPN All-America Player of the Week (Illinois) … named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List … Indiana’s Anthony Thompson Most Valuable Player.
Paced the team with 72 receptions, 1,096 yards and 91.3 yards per game … finished second with nine touchdowns and a 15.2 average per catch … third in yardage, fourth in receptions and ninth in TDs on IU’s single-season lists … ended the year third in the Big Ten in yards, yards per game (22nd nationally) and catches per game (6.0), fourth in receptions and tied for fourth in scores … made eight tackles and recovered one fumble on special teams … led the Hoosiers in catches seven times and yardage five times … recorded five 100-yard games, which shares third on IU’s single-season chart … collected 16 20-plus yard, nine 30-plus yard (five TDs – 59, 50, 41, 33, 30), five 40-plus yard and three 50-plus yard receptions … corralled five-or-more passes in nine of the team’s 12 games … posted career-highs with 11 receptions, 189 yards and three touchdowns (50, 41, 11) in win over Illinois … three TDs are tied for the second-most in IU history (12 times) … became first Hoosier since James Hardy (2007) with three straight 100-yard games … caught six balls for 137 yards and the 33-yard score in victory vs. Bowling Green, eight for 136, including a career-long 77-yarder, and one touchdown against Missouri and nine for 140 in win over Penn State … also tallied one tackle, recovered the fumble and recovered an onside kick against the Nittany Lions … added seven catches for 110 yards and one TD in victory over Purdue … registered five grabs for 96 yards and the 59-yard score at Michigan … four-time IU offensive player of the week (Bowling Green, Missouri, Penn State and Illinois) … IU special teams player of the week (Indiana State) … four-time game captain (Navy, Bowling Green, Minnesota and Ohio State).
Named second team All-Big Ten by the media and honorable mention by the coaches … selected second team All-Big Ten by ESPN.com and Phil Steele … honorable mention All-Big Ten by 247Sports.com … co-Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (Iowa).
Led the team with 805 yards, 67.1 yards per game and a 15.8 average per reception … shared the lead with six touchdowns and finished second with 51 catches … started 10 times and played in all 12 games … second in the Big Ten in yards per game, tied for fourth in receiving TDs and seventh in receptions per game (4.2) … recorded two 100-yard games and reached 60 yards eight times … caught five-or-more passes six times … led the team in yardage five times and receptions three times … hauled in a team-high 11 20-yard catches, including eight over 30 … collected seven receptions and three touchdowns to go along with 113 yards in win over Iowa … made four grabs for 115 yards and two TDs against Ball State, including a career-long 70-yard score … netted 97 yards on four receptions with 44- and 33-yarders … posted five catches for 67 yards and one touchdown at Purdue and added seven grabs for 68 yards against No. 8 Ohio State … two-time IU offensive player of the week (Ball State and Iowa).
Played in eight games with two starts … missed the final three games with an injury … made 12 receptions for 141 yards with two touchdowns … hauled in a 44-yard score at North Texas.
Wide receiver and defensive back for head coach Daniel Parks at Jefferson Township High School … first team all-conference selection hauled in 42 catches for 722 yards and six touchdowns in addition to 372 rushing yards, six TDs and 27 carries in just eight games as a senior … made 89 tackles, four interceptions (one score) and forced two fumbles … on special teams, returned 13 kickoffs for 450 yards and four touchdowns and added one punt return TD … rated the No. 19 prospect in Ohio and the No. 49 wide receiver nationally by Rivals.com … rated the top wide receiver in Ohio by OhioVarsity.com … caught 45 passes for 960 yards and eight scores as a junior … rushed for 260 yards on 24 attempts and six touchdowns … led the team with 95 tackles … two-year football letterwinner also played basketball and baseball … honor roll student … parents are Tonya and Robert Dunson … born on Oct. 10, 1992, Cody Derek Latimer is a general studies major.