Former Bronco Elenburg playing well in Danger secondary
Article posted on: 2013-04-03 00:00:00
GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT —
Kane Elenburg has no problem doing whatever his coach wants him to do.
For example, he came from a high school in Jacksboro, Texas, to Hastings College four years ago as a receiver. The Broncos wanted him to play defense so he did.
Then he moved from safety to outside linebacker when the Broncos were short at that position.
"The coach was like, 'Hey, you want to play outside linebacker?" Elenburg said. "I said, well, I only weigh 140 pounds but I sure will.' I played it and got a few picks there."
That's right. Elenburg said he weighed in the 140-pound range, maybe 145, when he came to Hastings College.
That kind of toughness has served the Nebraska Danger first-year player well. Elenburg got an offer to tryout from coach Mike Davis and he made the most of it.
"I kind of knew what type of player Kane was," Davis said. "The thing about Kane Elbenburg is he knows what he can and cannot do. He's a thinker. He understands what position he needs to be in. He'll give you everything he's got every time he's on the field. Really as a coach, that's all you can ask for."
Elenburg, who had his first interception of his Indoor Football League career in a win over Wyoming, has fit in well in the Danger defensive backfield where he can play either cornerback or safety. He's helped the Danger to a 3-1 record heading into Saturday's 7 p.m. game against the Texas Revolution (2-2) at the Heartland Events Center....MORE