Former Denver Broncos halfback and kicker Gene Mingo, wide receiver-kick returner Rick Upchurch and coach Dan Reeves were elected into the AFC West franchise's Ring of Fame.
"Pat Bowlen and the Broncos are very proud of their tradition and alumni, and we are thrilled with the election of Gene Mingo, Rick Upchurch and Dan Reeves into the Ring of Fame,” Broncos president Joe Ellis said. “They played a key role in three important eras of Denver Broncos history and are most deserving of this prestigious honor. Our organization looks forward to honoring Gene, Rick and Coach Reeves as we celebrate their distinguished and lasting contributions to the Denver Broncos.”
The induction ceremony will take place on Sept. 14, at halftime of the Broncos’ game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
The three honorees represent the most Ring of Fame inductions in a single year since 1988 when quarterback Craig Morton, wide receiver Haven Moses and kicker Jim Turner were elected.
The Ring of Fame, which is displayed on the Level 5 façade of Sports Authority Field at Mile High, was created by Bowlen in 1984 to honor former players and administrators who played significant roles in the franchise’s history. Including this year’s inductions, a total of 27 individuals have been honored as Ring of Famers.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun