Broncos cornerback uses social media to make a difference

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- When Broncos cornerback Omar Bolden isn’t using his phone as a phone, he is usually sparking change on social media.

Bolden said he hears from fans every day who are influenced by his signature hashtag, #positiveliving.

“Oh man I was having a bad day or someone told me about this, or you don’t know how much your positive living has helped me get through this day," he said.

Bolden is happy he can make a difference.

"I’m glad I can spread positive energy anyway that I can even if it’s through a simple tweet," he said.

What started in college as a way to cope with an ACL injury has become Bolden’s brand.

"Walking around in public people won’t call me Omar, they call me positive living," he said.

Through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, Bolden gets dozens of social media shout-outs every day. He also sells positive living bracelets on his website.

"There is so much bad stuff in world. I think everyone is looking for positive to hold onto,” Bolden said.

On the field, Bolden wants a bigger grip on his own game. He has made an impact on special teams, but in his fourth season, he wants a starting spot. But the former Arizona State Sun Devil isn’t stressing. His impulsive college motto continues to keep him moving.

"You face adversity, you eat a slice of that humble pie. Most guys aren’t used to eating that. Used to being the man. That positive living message helps me,” Bolden said.

This is a message that won’t ever fade for Bolden, the hashtag lives on his wrist.

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