Five Fun Facts About The Denver Broncos


The Denver Broncos are one of the original AFL teams from 1960 and have had a very successful time in pro sports. Here is a quick look at some interesting Broncos trivia.

1. The first undrafted player in the NFL to ever gain more than 10,000 yards receiving during his career was former Denver Broncos standout Rod Smith.

2. The Denver Broncos won the first game ever played in the American Football League when they defeated the Boston Patriots by a score fo 13-10 in 1960.

3. 1960 was the Broncos first season in professional football, their first winning season wouldn’t come until 13 years later in 1973.

4. The first former Denver Broncos player to end up being voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was cornerback Willie Brown who played with the team from 1963 through 1966.

5. Longtime Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway was originally drafted by the Indianapolis Colts, but the only other professional sports franchise he ever played for was as part of the New York Yankees minor league system.


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