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Five things to know about Broncos QB Brock Osweiler

Brock Osweiler replaced Peyton Manning in the second half vs. the Chiefs. AP Photo/Joe Mahoney

With Peyton Manning getting benched in favor of Brock Osweiler, here are five things you should know about the fourth-year QB.

1. He's listed at 6-foot-8! Seeing over the big boys up front shouldn't be a problem for Osweiler. He's one of the tallest players in the NFL, and according to his bio on the Denver website, he's tied for the tallest Broncos player in team history.

2. He can play hoops too. Osweiler committed to play basketball at Gonzaga, before getting some offers to play FBS football. He opted to attend Arizona State, where he threw for 4,036 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior before declaring for the NFL draft. The Broncos selected him in the second round (57th overall) in the 2012 draft -- the same offseason they signed Peyton Manning as a free agent.

3. Experience is limited. Entering Sunday's game, Osweiler had completed just 17 career NFL passes. His lone touchdown came in garbage time against the Raiders in Week 17 last season, when he found Virgil Green for a 1-yard score. He threw the first interception of his career against the Chiefs on Sunday, as Eric Berry picked him off in the end zone.

4. He likes to give back. Osweiler was named one of the NFLPA's community MVPs last year for his volunteer work at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. "There are so many young kids at that hospital that are going through very difficult times in their lives," Osweiler told NFLPA.com. "I firmly believe that no kid should have to experience those things. For example, I was visiting with a young woman [Amelia Zemlock] there who is 18 years old. She was talking about how during the previous four years she'd been in and out of the hospital. I look back to my high school experience, and it was playing sports and it was having fun with your buddies. Well, she's been battling for her life during her high school. ... So I just think any time that you can give back to kids and put a smile on their face and maybe brighten their day a little bit is a good thing."

5. He was born in Idaho. In fact, according to ESPN Stats & Information, Osweiler is the only active NFL quarterback whose birthplace is the Gem State. He has a long way to go to surpass Jake Plummer as the most notable Idaho-born QB.