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May 10, 2013


ENGLEWOOD, Colo.— The Denver Broncos on Friday signed defensive end Quanterus Smith (5-146th) and wide receiver Tavarres King (5-161), who were selected by the club in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Smith(6-foot-5, 250 pounds) totaled 24 sacks and 41 tackles for a loss during his four-year career at Western Kentucky University. He was named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 after leading the country in sacks per game (1.25) and ranking sixth in the nation with 18.5 tackles for a loss.

A first-team all-county and second-team All-Class 8-AAAAA selection at Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga., Smith was born on Nov. 26, 1989, in Decatur, Ga.

King (6-foot-1, 200 pounds) played in a school-record 56 career games for the University of Georgia and finished his tenure with the Bulldogs ranked third all-time in receiving touchdowns (21) and fourth in receiving yards (2,602). He totaled seven 100-yard receiving games and wrapped up his collegiate career ranking first among starting NCAA FBS wide receivers with a 22.6-yard receiving average (42-950) as a senior in 2012.

A first-team Class AAAA All-State honoree at Habersham Central High School in Mt. Airy, Ga., King was born on July 14, 1990.

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