Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tom Nalen

April is upon us, and as all Bronco fans knows, that means the NFL Draft. I thought I would start the month with one of the best draft choices the Broncos have ever had. Tom Nalen was drafted in the 7th round out of Boston College in 1994. He would go on to play 194 games (188 starts) for the Broncos over the next 14 years before retiring after the 2008 season. Over the course of his career, #66 played in 5 Pro Bowls and won 2 Super Bowls. He was named the starting center on the Broncos 50th Anniversary team. Should be about 3 more years before we see his name on the Ring of Fame. He was also known for being super photogenic.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Clarence Kay

Clarence Kay was a tight end who played for the Broncos for 9 years from 1984-1992. He played his entire career for the Broncos after being drafted in the 7th round out of Georgia. He wore number 88. He was a solid tight end for the Broncos, who was probably more known for his off the field troubles than for his production on the field. He was reportedly arrested at least 12 times between 1984-2006. I remember him having a sweet touchdown catch in a playoff win against Houston.