The First Ring of Fame Class

DE Rich Jackson, RB Floyd Little, S Austin “Goose” Gonsoulin and WR Lionel Taylor — are officially inducted in a halftime ceremony at the preseason opener against Washington.

“If there had been this many fans in the stands when I played, I would have been afraid to catch the ball,” joked Taylor, whose entire Broncos career came in the Bears Stadium days, before upgrades and upper decks created the Mile High Stadium the Broncos knew for three-plus decades. Added Jackson: “I’m still in a state of shock. When they announced the selections, I started looking in the dictionary for the right words, and I haven’t found them yet.”