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Broncos add Tom Nalen to Ring of Fame

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Tom Nalen, a center who anchored one of the best offensive lines in NFL history, has been chosen as the next member of the Broncos’ Ring of Fame.

The Broncos announced today that Nalen will be formally inducted at halftime of the September 29 game against the Eagles.

Nalen was a seventh-round draft pick of the Broncos in 1994 and went on to be a two-time first-team All-Pro and a five-time Pro Bowler. During Nalen’s 13 seasons on the Broncos’ offensive line, they had a 1,000-yard rusher 11 times.

Nalen started every game of the Broncos’ back-to-back championship seasons in 1997 and 1998, and his 188 career starts are second only to John Elway in franchise history.

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15 Responses to “Broncos add Tom Nalen to Ring of Fame”
  1. micknangold says: May 22, 2013 3:53 PM

    God I love undersized centers. Great player.

  2. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: May 22, 2013 3:54 PM

    Back-to-back with an asterisk…by cheating the salary cap.

  3. pagoclown says: May 22, 2013 3:56 PM

    An honor well earned and entirely deserved.

  4. madenatewell says: May 22, 2013 3:57 PM

    He was a darn tootin’ good player

    tiki is flabbergasted

  5. rc33 says: May 22, 2013 3:58 PM

    The Broncos just added a guy from Foxboro, MA to their Ring of Fame. What’s the world coming to.

  6. elwaysmilehighdenver says: May 22, 2013 4:02 PM

    Awesome honor for Tom. Class and dedication to the Broncos organization.
    It will be a special day when his name is placed on that ring in Mile High. Congrats!

  7. cali49er707 says: May 22, 2013 4:12 PM

    What about Rod Smith??

  8. orangeandblueblood says: May 22, 2013 4:13 PM

    One of the silent hero’s. Glad to see him get the recognition he deserves. Congrats.

  9. turboreattore says: May 22, 2013 4:21 PM

    By far the best center in Broncos history, and one of the best center ever. If he will not go to the HOF the reason will be, like Randy Gradishar, because he wasn’t a mass media guy.

  10. dalcow4 says: May 22, 2013 4:29 PM

    One of the dirtiest players in NFL history and part of one of the dirtiest O-Lines in NFL history.

  11. myshkingfh says: May 22, 2013 4:37 PM

    If he doesn’t go into the hall of game it will be because he lead the Broncos’ offensive lines’ decades long press boycott. Best player on one of the nfls all time great offensive lines.

  12. bluejgd says: May 22, 2013 5:38 PM

    Rod Smith is in the Broncos Ring of Fame

  13. nightofthehipple says: May 22, 2013 10:22 PM

    They Nalened it.

  14. holdup08 says: May 23, 2013 12:40 AM

    Classy gent who was one of those guys you knew made guys better around him. Put whoever at guard because Nalen will make him good. Well deserved sir.

  15. bluebongzilla says: May 23, 2013 11:05 PM

    He could chop-block with the best of them, bless his heart. He totalled many knees.

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