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Broncos sign kicker/punter Ernster

DENVER (July 7, 2005) -- Kicker/punter Paul Ernster, Denver's seventh-round draft choice, signed with the Broncos.

Ernster was picked 239th overall out of Northern Arizona, where he finished his four-year career with 221 points to rank third in school history while recording a 47.5-yard average on 60 punts.

He set a single-season school scoring record for kickers in 2003, compiling 101 points after converting 18 of 30 field-goal attempts went 47-for-49 on extra-point tries.

Terms of the contract were not revealed.

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