Tom Jackson was the only player inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 1992.
Jackson, who started every possible game in a season seven times for his career, made three consecutive Pro Bowl appearances from 1977-79 and was named first-team All- Pro twice (1977-78). He also was named by his teammates as Denver’s defensive MVP in 1974, ‘76 and ‘77.
The linebacker helped the Broncos to six playoff berths (1977-79, ‘83-84, ‘86), four division titles (1977-78, ‘84, ‘86) and two Super Bowls (XII in 1977, XXI in ‘86). He was a key member of the 1977 squad that posted a 12-2 regular-sea- son record en route to earning the franchise’s first-ever playoff berth and advancing to Super Bowl XII against the Cowboys.
Jackson is tied with fellow Ring of Famer Randy Gradishar for the most interceptions in Broncos history by a linebacker with 20, a career total that currently ties for the 10th highest by any player in club annals. His seven interceptions in 1976 mark the highest single-season total by a linebacker in Broncos history. Jackson finished among Denver’s top five tacklers during 11 consecutive seasons from 1974-84 and recorded a career-high 169 stops in 1980.
Upon his retirement following the 1986 season, he was fifth on the Broncos’ all-time sack list with 44 and currently is 10th on that chart. Jackson joined the Broncos after a standout career at Louisville, where he was a three-time all-conference selection.