DenBraber was a four-year FSU signal-caller and one of eight finalists for the Harlon Hill Trophy in 1987 when he set the all-time NCAA Division II record for career passing yards (since broken). He was a 1987 Associated Press Little All-America honorable mention selection and an All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference first team pick. He is the current school record holder for most career passing attempts (1,254), career completions (661), career total plays (1,522 yards), career 200-yard passing games (25), and touchdown passes in one quarter (4). He presently ranks second among FSU's all-time passing leaders with 8,536 career yards and 52 TD's on a 52.7 career completion percentage.
DenBraber finished his career ranked fifth all-time in NCAA-II total offense with 8,115 career yards. He ended his career with 24 school marks and four GLIAC records, including most consecutive passes without an interception (130). The Grand Rapids native and member of West Catholic High's Hall of Fame had tryouts with the NFL's Cowboys and Giants and the CFL's Toronto and Calgary. An optometrist and partner in Grand Rapids Opthamology, he is an active member of St. Thomas Church.