Denver Broncos Team Profile

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In a bold move for the 2012 season, the Denver Broncos sent away the popular but inconsistent quarterback Tim Tebow in favor of a proven veteran, Peyton Manning. Manning certainly made a name for himself with the Indianapolis Colts, but fans had questions about his age and his health. However, those questions have been asked of a Broncos quarterback before: John Elway and the team won back-to-back Super Bowls in spite of such questions, showing that you just can't count a good quarterback or the Denver Broncos out. Here's a bit more about the team.

Division: AFC West

Team Colors: Blue and orange. Originally, the team colors for the Denver Broncos were seal brown and light gold.

First Regular-Season Game: A 13-10 victor over the Boston Patriots on September 9, 1960.

Stadium: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, previously known as Invesco Field.

Super Bowls Won: 2 out of 6 appearances. Super Bowl XXXII was won on January 25, 1997, with a score of 31-24 over the Green Bay Packers. On January 31, 1998, the Broncos won Super Bowl XXXIII over the Atlanta Falcons, with a score of 34-19.

"The Drive": One of the most famous moments in Broncos history was actually a 15-play, 98-yard offensive series led by quarterback John Elway in the 1987 AFC championship game against the Cleveland Browns that tied the score with just 39 seconds remaining on the clock and put the game into overtime. The Broncos went on to win the game 23-20.

The Mile High Salute: Originally made popular by Terrell Davis, who played for the Broncos from 1995-2002, this military-style salute is generally given from the end zone after a touchdown is made.

Retired Numbers: John Elway's #7, Frank Tripucka's #18, and Floyd Little's #44.

The Ring of Fame: Created in 1984 by team owner Pat Bowlen to honor former players and administrators, the Ring of Fame is now displayed on the level 5 facade at Sports Authority Field at Mile High and includes the names of 23 inductees.

Cheerleaders: Now in their 20th season, the 26-member Denver Broncos cheerleading squad has put in 1,500 hours of civic involvement this year.

Philanthropic Efforts: The Denver Broncos team is involved in Denver-area programs including Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Metropolitan Denver Affiliate, Bonfils Blood Center, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, the American Heart Association, FoodWorks Colorado, Colorado Youth Football, Inner City Health Center, Denver Rescue Mission, Denver Public Schools and Mile High United Way.

Current Coach: John Fox was named the 14th head coach of the Denver Broncos on January 13, 2011.

Current Quarterback: Peyton Manning, #18, came to the Broncos in 2012 after thirteen seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. He was a first-round draft pick for the Colts in 1998.

Susan Graybeal spent much of her adult life deep in Broncos territory, eating game day chili and cornbread in a room full of people dressed in blue and orange while the Colorado snow flew just outside her window.

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