Shaquil Barrett left Baltimore as a 15-year-old, seeking structure and motivation, and wanting to avoid getting caught in a trap that had ensnared so many teenagers around him.

He has since been to Omaha, Neb.; Fort Collins, Co.; Denver; and many places in between. His latest stop might be the most improbable one of them all. Barrett, a reserve outside linebacker and special teams standout for the Denver Broncos, will play in Super Bowl 50 Sunday against the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.