|9/10||at Oakland Raiders||0-51|
|9/17||at Miami Dolphins||21-35|
|9/24||New York Jets||24-38|
|10/1||at Houston Oilers||6-10|
|10/22||San Diego Chargers||21-38|
|10/29||at Kansas City Chiefs||9-52|
|11/19||at Buffalo Bills||21-20|
|11/23||at San Diego Chargers||20-24|
|12/3||at New York Jets||33-24|
|12/17||Kansas City Chiefs||24-38|
|9/12||at Cincinnati Bengals||7-17|
|9/19||New York Jets||46-3|
|10/3||San Diego Chargers||26-0|
|10/10||at Houston Oilers||3-17|
|10/24||at Kansas City Chiefs||35-26|
|10/31||at Oakland Raiders||6-19|
|11/7||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||48-13|
|11/14||at San Diego Chargers||17-0|
|11/21||New York Giants||14-13|
|11/28||at New England Patriots||14-38|
|12/5||Kansas City Chiefs||17-16|
|12/12||at Chicago Bears||28-14|
|P||Bill Van Heusen|
Biography: Austin “Goose” Gonsoulin, S
Austin “Goose” Gonsoulin was one of the four original Ring of Fame inductees in 1984 and was recognized for his splendid play at safety for seven seasons.
Biography: Lionel Taylor
Lionel Taylor, one of the “original Broncos,” was one of the initial Ring of Famers after being inducted with the inaugural class in 1984.
Biography: Floyd Little, RB
Floyd Little, is one of the four original Denver Broncos Ring of Fame inductees from 1984 and joins John Elway and Frank Tripucka as one of three Broncos whose jersey number is retired.
Biography: Rich Jackson, DE
Rich Jackson was one of the four original Ring of Famers who were inducted in 1984 and was recognized for his six outstanding seasons with the Broncos from 1967-72.
|9/8||at Los Angeles Rams||16-20|
|9/15||New Orleans Saints||34-23|
|9/22||at Atlanta Falcons||44/28|
|10-13||at Indianapolis Colts||15-10|
|10/27||at Kansas City Chiefs||30-10|
|11/3||at San Diego Chargers||10-30|
|11/11||San Francisco 49ers||17-16|
|11/17||San Diego Chargers||30-24|
|11/24||at Los Angeles Raiders||28-31|
|12/1||at Pittsburgh Steelers||31-23|
|12/8||Los Angeles Raiders||14-17|
|12/14||Kansas City Chiefs||14-13|
|12/20||at Seattle Seahawks||27-24|
Biography: Gerald Phipps, Owner
Gerald H. Phipps became the first non-player to be inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 1985.
Broncos set season records
Denver beats Seattle 27-24 to close out the season at 11-5. The Broncos set season records with total yards (5,496) and total points (380). John Elway…
Biography: Frank Tripucka, QB
Frank Tripucka, who joined the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 1986, is one of the “original Broncos,” playing for the team from 1960-63.
Biography: Paul Smith, DT
Paul Smith was inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 1986 along with quarterbacks Frank Tripucka and Charley Johnson.
Biography: Charley Johnson, QB
Charley Johnson was one of three inductees into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 1986 along with fellow quarterback Frank Tripucka and defensive end Paul Smith.
Biography: Billy Thompson, S
Billy Thompson, regarded by many as one of the best defensive backs in Denver Broncos history, was the only Ring of Fame inductee in 1987.
Biography: Jim Turner, K
Jim Turner, a 1988 inductee into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame, ranks as one of the most prolific kickers of all time in professional football.
Biography: Haven Moses, WR
Haven Moses was inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 1988 as part of a three-member class that included quarterback Craig Morton and kicker Jim Turner.
Biography: Craig Morton, QB
Craig Morton was one of three Broncos Ring of Fame inductees in 1988 along with fellow teammates Haven Moses and Jim Turner.
Biography: Randy Gradishar, LB
Randy Gradishar was the only Ring of Fame inductee in 1989 in recognition of his outstanding 10-year career (1974-83) at linebacker for the Broncos.
The Drive II
On January 4, 1992, John Elway and the Broncos faced first-and-10 at their own 2-yard-line. Sounds familiar, right? But even though the Broncos trailed the Houston Oilers by a solitary point, they had over three minutes less time than they did five years earlier at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. The Broncos did not have to march […]
Biography: Tom Jackson, LB
Tom Jackson was the only player inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 1992.
Biography: Louis Wright, CB
Louis Wright was named to the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 1993 following an electrifying 12-year career (1975-86) with the club as a cornerback.
|9/4||San Diego Chargers||34-37|
|9/11||at New York Jets||22-25|
|9/18||Los Angeles Raiders||16-48|
|9/26||at Buffalo Bills||20-27|
|10/9||at Seattle Seahawks||16-9|
|10/17||Kansas City Chiefs||28-31|
|10/23||at San Diego Chargers||20-15|
|11/6||at Los Angeles Rams||21-27|
|12/4||at Kansas City Chiefs (OT)||20-17|
|12/11||at Los Angeles Raiders||13-23|
|12/17||at San Francisco 49ers||19-42|
|12/24||New Orleans Saints||28-30|
Terrell Davis steals the spotlight
Davis leapt up the depth chart after clobbering San Francisco’s Tyronne Drakeford on a second-half kickoff. But it almost didn’t happen. “You know the hit, but you don’t know the story behind it,” Davis would recall two decades later. “So it was the second preseason game in Tokyo. Well, the first preseason game, I didn’t […]
Biography: John Elway, QB
John Elway, a two-time Super Bowl champion, a member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2004 and the most accomplished player in Denver Broncos history, was elected to the franchise’s Ring of Fame in 1999. The only player for whom the customary wait for Ring of Fame induction was waived, Elway finished his magnificent […]
Biography: Dennis Smith, S
Dennis Smith was inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 2001, honoring his stellar 14-year career with the club during which he established himself as one of the most feared safeties in the NFL.
Biography: Karl Mecklenburg, LB
Karl Mecklenburg joined the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 2001 after establishing himself as one of the most outstanding defensive players in franchise history during his 12-year career from 1983-94.
|9/7||at Cincinnati Bengals||30-10|
|9/14||at San Diego Chargers||37-13|
|10/5||at Kansas City Chiefs||23-24|
|10/19||at Minnesota Vikings||20-28|
|10/26||at Baltimore Ravens||6-26|
|11/3||New England Patriots||26-30|
|11/16||San Diego Chargers||37-8|
|11/30||at Oakland Raiders||22-8|
|12/7||Kansas City Chiefs||45-27|
|12/14||Cleveland Browns (OT)||23-20|
|12/21||at Indianapolis Colts||31-17|
|12/28||at Green Bay Packers||3-31|
|1/4||at Indianapolis Colts (AFC WILD CARD)||10-41|
Biography: Gary Zimmerman, T
Gary Zimmerman, named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2008, was inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 2003.
John Elway inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Quarterback John Elway was the Broncos’ first inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame to have spent his entire career with the club, playing a franchise-record 16 seasons (1983-1998).
Biography: Steve Atwater, S
Steve Atwater was inducted as the 20th member of the Broncos’ Ring of Fame in 2005 after a brilliant 10-year career with the club from 1989-98.
Biography: Terrell Davis, RB
Terrell Davis was inducted as the 21st member of the Ring of Fame in 2007 after establishing himself as the Denver Broncos’ all-time leading rusher while spending his entire eight-year career with the team from 1995-2002.
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.
Biography: Shannon Sharpe, TE
Shannon Sharpe was elected as the 22nd member of the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame on May 12, 2009, after 12 record-setting seasons with the club from 1990-99 and 2002- 03.
Floyd Little inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Running Back Floyd Little , elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Feb. 6, 2010, and inducted on Aug. 7, 2010, spent all nine of his professional seasons with the Broncos from 1967-75.
Shannon Sharpe inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Tight end Shannon Sharpe became the third former Bronco to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in three seasons when he was selected on Feb. 5, 2011.
Biography: Rod Smith, WR
Rod Smith, the franchise’s all-time leading receiver, was elected to the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 2012.
Biography: Tom Nalen, C
Tom Nalen was elected into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 2013. He played center for the Broncos for 14 seasons (1994-2007).
Biography: Gene Mingo, HB/K
Gene Mingo, who played five seasons with the club (1960-64), was one of three inductees into the Ring of Fame in 2014, becoming the fourth “original Bronco” to receive the honor.
Biography: Rick Upchurch, WR
Rick Upchurch joined Gene Mingo and Dan Reeves as Denver Broncos Ring of Fame inductees in 2014.
Biography: Dan Reeves, Head Coach
Dan Reeves became the first head coach to be elected to the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame when he was chosen along with Gene Mingo and Rick Upchurch in 2014.
Biography: Pat Bowlen, Owner
Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen was elected as the newest member of the team’s Ring of Fame in 2015 – his 32nd season with the franchise.
Biography: Jason Elam, K
Jason Elam, who played the first 15 seasons (1993-2007) of his 17-year NFL career with the Broncos, is the franchise’s all-time leader in field goals (395) and points (1,786) – both representing the second-highest totals in NFL history for a single team (K Jason Hanson, Det.).
Biography: Simon Fletcher, LB
Simon Fletcher spent his entire 11-year NFL career (1985-95) with the Broncos and finished as the franchise’s all-time sack leader with 97.5 quarterback takedowns.
Biography: John Lynch, S
John Lynch played four seasons (2004-07) with the Broncos and was named to the Pro Bowl in each season he played for the franchise.