No one on the Broncos will be asking who is David Bruton when they see his name listed as a starting safety for Sunday's season opener against the Baltimore Ravens.
Bruton is tied with punter Britton Colquitt for longest Broncos tenure at seven years on the 53-player active roster. He also is starting his third season as special teams captain by vote of his teammates.
Bruton's assignment Sunday wasn't up for vote. When Pro Bowl safety T. J. Ward was suspended for one game for violating the NFL personal conduct policy, Bruton was summoned to make his sixth start dating back to 2009 when he joined the team as a fourth-round draft choice from Notre Dame.
Broncos coach Gary Kubiak proclaimed a comfort level with Bruton ready to step in.