Larry Zimmer, longtime Broncos broadcaster, dies at 88

Former Denver Broncos broadcaster and Colorado Sports Hall of Fame panelist Larry Zimmer has died at age 88, the team announced Sunday.

Zimmer was on the Broncos KOA broadcast team for 25 years, where he made several iconic calls from the booth when he began in 1971, ending in 1996. Alongside the Broncos, Zimmer also did the broadcasts for the University of Colorado Buffaloes. His career spanned over 500 Broncos games, including more than 20 playoff games and four Super Bowls. He also called over 1,000 Buffs games.

During and after his time as both a color commentator and play-by-play voice, Zimmer was a part of the Broncos’ Ring of Fame committee, a part of the Denver organization for 52 years.

In 2004, Zimmer published his book, “Stadium Stories: Denver Broncos: Colorful tales of the Orange and Blue,” where he told stories of his days in the booth, stories that the average fan may not even be aware of.

Zimmer is a member of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, where he was inducted in 2010. Fittingly, the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame’s home resides within the home of the team he spent more than half a century calling games for, Empower Field at Mile High.

Story originally appeared on Broncos Wire