Former Ferris State Receiver Joins Third NFL Team This Season

The National Football League's (NFL) Denver Broncos on Thursday (Oct. 4) signed former Ferris State University wide receiver Carlton Brewster (Grand Rapids/Creston) to their practice squad as announced by head coach Mike Shanahan.

Carlton Brewster Brewster (5-foot-11, 208 pounds) is a first-year player who joins the Broncos from San Diego, which released him from its practice squad on Sept. 25. The 24-year-old entered the NFL with Cleveland as a college free agent in 2006 from Ferris State University and also saw time on Green Bay’s practice squad during his rookie season.

The Packers acquired Brewster in a trade with Cleveland on Aug. 22, 2006, before waiving the rookie in their final roster cutdown of that preseason. He signed with Green Bay’s practice squad on Oct. 18, 2006, and finished his first NFL season with that group.

In the spring, Brewster earned All-NFL Europa honors with the Berlin Thunder after leading the club with 37 receptions for 548 yards (14.8 avg.) with one score. He competed in Green Bay’s 2007 training camp and was waived by the club on Aug. 24 before signing with San Diego’s practice squad on Sept. 12. He made one reception for 10 yards and returned three kickoffs for 23 yards in three preseason outings with the Packers this year.

A 2005 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-America Team member and an Associated Press (AP) Little All-America Second-Team selection, Brewster concluded his four-year Bulldog career ranking second among Ferris' all-time receiving leaders with 3,184 career receiving yards and 25 TD’s on 234 receptions in 43 outings. He finished in fifth place on the GLIAC's career receiving yardage leaders list with 2,923 yards on 213 grabs in conference games only. He also is third among the Bulldogs' career leaders chart in kickoff returns (1,197 yds.), fourth in punt returns (588 yds.), fifth in all-purpose yards (5,029 yds.), and eighth in scoring (164 pts.).

An all-state selection at Creston High School in Grand Rapids, Mich., Brewster was born on Feb. 12, 1983.

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