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Denver Broncos History

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The Denver Broncos, a charter member of the American Football League was founded in 1960 and joined the National Football league In 1970.For most of their history the Denver Broncos played in Mile High Stadium, which became one of the shrines of professional football for its unbroken string of sell-outs and its famous home-field advantage percentage for the Broncos, especially during the post-season. Mile High Stadium was one of the NFL's loudest stadiums, with steel flooring instead of concrete, which may have given the Broncos an advantage over opponents. The Denver Broncos moved to INVESCO Field at Mile High having a capacity of 76,125 built next to the former site of Mile High Stadium.

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The Denver Broncos since the 1970's has been one of the American Football leagues most consistent teams. The Broncos reached the playoffs 13 times and appeared at the Super Bowl six times from 1977 to 1999. John Elway who's been with the Denver Broncos for quite a while reached the National Football League’s all-time top five in career passing yards, quarterback rushing yards, and completions. Former head coach Dan Reeves compiled one of the highest winning percentages (.581) in NFL history during his 12 seasons with the club. It was under coach Mike Shanahan in 1998 that the Denver Broncos won the first Super Bowl Championships in the franchise history by beating the Green Bay Packers. The Broncos returned to the Super Bowl the following year and defeated the Atlanta Falcons.

John Elway was a Quarterback for the Denver Broncos and attended Stanford College. His professional Football career lasted 16 seasons and being a very influential player for the Denver Broncos his number seven jersey was retired in 1999 and later he was inducted into their Ring of Fame. Elway was the first player to have the five year waiting period waved. In 2004, Elway was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Denver Broncos current Stars are Champ Bailey, he is a starting cornerback and was traded from the Washington Redskins with a second-round draft pick for Clinton Portis. Champ attended college at the University of Georgia. Jason Elam is a kicker with the Denver Broncos and is known for his record-tying 63 yard field goal in 1999, which tied the previous record held by Tom Dempsey. Jason is often noted as one of the best kickers ever to play the game, having a high percentage of field goals and extra points made.


John Lynch is a standout defensive back in the NFL and signed a free agent contract to join the Denver Broncos in 2004.Jake Plummer is a Quarterback and went to Arizona State University. Rod Smith as of 2004 plays wide receiver for the Denver broncos and went to Missouri Southern State University. Retired Numbers of the Denver Broncos are #7 belonging to John Elway, #18 associated with Frank Tripucka and lastly #44 belonging to Floyd Little. The Denver Broncos Uniform colors are Navy Blue and Orange. The Helmet Design has a Navy Blue background with a white horse-head profile. The Denver Broncos won the National Football League Championships in consecutive years, 1997 and 1998.The also six appearances in the Super Bowl winning twice XXXII and XXXIII, losing the XII, XXI, XXII and the XXIV. For More information visit (


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Mile High Report

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