Gary Zimmerman inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Tackle Gary Zimmerman was the second Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee to have spent a primary portion of his career with the Denver Broncos.

Elected on Feb. 2, 2008, and inducted on Aug. 2, 2008, Zimmerman played five seasons in Denver from 1993-97, helping the Broncos win Super Bowl XXXII during the 1997 campaign for the club’s first-ever World Championship. One of a handful of players named to two NFL All-Decade Teams (1980s and ‘90s) and a seven-time Pro Bowl selection who started all 184 career games played, Zimmerman joined the Broncos in a trade from Minnesota on Aug. 24, 1993, after playing his first seven years with the Vikings.

Zimmerman started all 76 career games played with Denver and earned three Pro Bowl selec- tions (1994-96) as a key component of offenses that led the NFL in total yards twice (1996-97) and recorded three consecutive top-5 league rushing rankings (1995-97).