UCF alumnus Brandon Marshall set an NFL record on Sunday with his 21 receptions in the Denver Broncos’ loss at Indianapolis.
The previous mark of 20 had been set by Terrell Owens for San Francisco on Dec. 17, 2000 against Chicago. Marshall had set Denver’s franchise record and the AFC benchmark on Sept. 14, 2008 against San Diego.
Marshall had 21 catches on the day for an even 200 yards and both of Denver’s touchdowns. The 200 receiving yards are a career-high and it is the third time this season that Marshall has had two touchdowns in a game. He also went over the 1,000-yard plateau in the game and now boasts 86 catches for 1,008 yards and nine scores this year. It is the third consecutive season that Marshall has eclipsed the 1,000-yard plateau and he is well on pace for his third straight 100-reception season as well.
Marshall’s 200 receiving yards are the thrd-most in Broncos history for a single game, trailing only the 214 that Shannon Sharpe had in an overtime game at Kansas City on Oct. 20, 2002 and Rod Smith’s 201 against Atlanta on Oct. 31, 2004.
UCF graduates accounted for all of Denver’s points today as Matt Prater hit a field goal and converted the team’s lone extra point kick (the Broncos went for two on Marshall’s second touchdown).