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John Elway – Quarterback

  • 16-year career with the Denver Broncos
  • Voted into the Pro Bowl 9 times [1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998]
  • All Pro selection 3 times [1987, 1993, 1996]
  • Selected for the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
  • NFL MVP in 1987
  • 5-time AFC Champion
  • 2-time Super Bowl Champion
  • Super Bowl MVP in Superbowl XXXIII
  • Inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 1999, the year after he retired [the normal 5-year waiting period was waived]
  • Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8, 2004, in his first year of eligibility
  • Jersey #7 was retired by the Denver Broncos

Floyd Little – Running Back

  • The Broncos first-ever first-round draft pick [1967]
  • The Broncos first super star player, and he was known as “The Franchise”
  • Played 9 seasons for Denver
  • At the time of his retirement, he was Denver’s all-time leading rusher with 6,323 yards in 1,641 attempts [3.9 yards/carry].
  • Scored 43 touchdowns
  • Twice won the American Football rushing title
  • Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Selected in the very first induction class of the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame [1984]
  • Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010
  • Jersey #44 was retired both at Syracuse University and by the Denver Broncos [the first jersey the Broncos ever retired]

Shannon Sharpe – Tight End

  • Drafted by the Broncos in the 7th round in 1990
  • A wide receiver in college who switched to tight end in the NFL
  • Savannah State University retired his #2 jersey
  • Played 12 seasons in Denver plus 2 in Baltimore
  • 8-time Pro Bowler [1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001]
  • 5-time All Pro [1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998]
  • 3-time Super Bowl Champion [twice with Denver and once with Baltimore]
  • NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
  • Inducted into Denver Broncos Ring of Fame
  • Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

Gary Zimmerman – Left Tackle

  • Played 2 years for the Los Angeles Express of the now-defunct USFL [1984-1985]
  • Played 7 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings [1986-1992]
  • Played 5 seasons with the Denver Broncos [1993-1997]
  • 2-time All-USFL selection [1984-1985]
  • 7-time Pro Bowl selection [1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996]
  • 8-time All-Pro selection [1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996]
  • Super Bowl Champion [XXXII]
  • NFL 1980s All Decade Team
  • NFL 1990s All Decade Team