His ACL was torn. His hip had popped out. And his grandma — who was his “rock” — passed away.

K.J. Hamler’s 2021 fall was a nightmare.

But he’s beginning to see the light.

And he has his sights on playing the Tyler Lockett role for Russell Wilson in Denver.

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Zac Stevens was born and raised in Denver, went to the University of Denver and now covers the Denver Broncos. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from DU in 2014, Zac worked for the Cleveland Browns as a remote scout. He then jumped straight into the journalism industry at the beginning of 2016 covering the reigning world-champion Broncos and joined DNVR soon after. Catch him on Twitter @ZacStevensDNVR and daily on the DNVR Broncos podcast as the co-host.