“He was going to rise.” Juwann Winfree's personal evolution leads to Broncos opportunity.

Denver Post
“He was going to rise.” Juwann Winfree's personal evolution leads to Broncos opportunity.
“He was going to rise.” Juwann Winfree's personal evolution leads to Broncos opportunity.

Think Juwann Winfree can fly on the football field? You should have seen him on a skateboard. Picture this: A middle school adrenaline junkie rolling down blacktop near the Hudson River in eastern New Jersey. Find a trick, practice like crazy and land it. He'd glide through the air on six-, seven- and eight-stair drops. Fearless. “It was a hobby that I grew to really love,” Winfree said. “I can still kick-flip.” These days, Winfree walks through the Broncos' training facility with a similar skate swagger. He still craves the thrill but finds it elsewhere. The rookie receiver, a sixth-round pick out of CU, evades defensive backs with kick-flip footwork and sails through the sky to grab deep passes

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