Dave Costa a four-time AFL All-Star in the 1960s, has died at the age of 71, according to the Broncos’ website.
A defensive tackle from Utah, Costa was selected by the Rams in the 1963 NFL draft and by the Raiders in the 1963 AFL draft. Costa ultimately decided to go with the Raiders, where he came in second place in AFL Rookie of the Year voting.
Costa had his most successful seasons in Denver, where he played from 1967 to 1971 and was chosen to the AFL All-Star team in each of his first three seasons. Costa played for the Chargers in 1972 and 1973 and finished his career with the Bills in 1974.
In all five of his seasons with the Broncos, Costa was chosen as the team’s defensive captain.