BOULDER — Mekhi Blackmon made a mistake in Week 1.

After Blackmon picked off a pass in the end zone for a touchback at the end of the first half, he charged down the sideline to the other end of the field, where he posed in front of photographers with safeties Chris Miller and Mark Perry.

In the NFL, that’s how just about every defense in the league celebrates forcing a turnover.

On Friday night, the celebration was called for unsportsmanlike conduct.

“I didn’t know that was a flag,” Blackmon told DNVR on Wednesday. “I also saw a lot of games this weekend too—TCU did the same thing and didn’t get a flag, so I don’t know. I guess I’ll just be smarter this time.”

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Henry was born in Columbia Falls, Montana and graduated from Columbia Falls High School in 2015. He earned bachelor's degrees in journalism and economics from the University of Montana in 2019. Henry joined DNVR as a remote staff writer in 2017, providing support to BSN's Broncos beat reporters. He interned at DNVR headquarters in the summer of 2018 and accepted a full-time position after graduating from UM. Follow Henry on Twitter - @HenryChisholm