10 Best Denver Pro Athletes Of All-Time
Denver's four major pro sports teams have some of the best fans in the world. Colorado is a great sports state, but what makes Denver unique is that fans from all over the Rocky Mountain region claim Denver as their "home team."
After Super Bowl 50, I have pondered where Peyton Manning should rank among the all-time great Denver athletes. Here is my conclusion...
*Note - Only the four major pro sports teams (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL were considered.)
- John Elway (Broncos)
- Terrell Davis (Broncos)
- Patrick Roy (Avalanche)
- Joe Sakic (Avalanche)
- Todd Helton (Rockies)
- Peyton Manning (Broncos)
- Alex English (Nuggets)
- Shannon Sharpe (Broncos)
- Peter Forsberg (Avalanche)
- Rod Smith (Broncos)
Broncos: Steve Atwater, Randy Gradishar, Gary Zimmerman, Floyd Little, Jason Elam, Champ Bailey, John Lynch.
Avalanche: Adam Foote, Ray Bourque, Milan Hejduk, Rob Blake, Chris Drury,
Rockies: Larry Walker, Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez, Andres Galarraga, Dante Bichette, Vinny Castilla, Nolan Arenado.
Nuggets: Dikembe Mutombo, David Thompson, Carmelo Anthony, Dan Issel