Monday night’s game between the Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans will feature three Denver greats honored at halftime as they enter the club’s Ring of Fame.
The three players to be honored are defensive end Simon Fletcher, kicker Jason Elam and safety John Lynch.
Fletcher, a second-round pick out of Houston, played his entire 11-year career with the Broncos from 1985-1995. The defensive end still holds the franchise record for career sacks with 97.5, and he played all 16 games each season over his final eight seasons. His peak of production came from 1989-1993, when he posted at least 11 sacks in each year.
Elam spent the first 15 seasons of his 17-year career with the Broncos from 1993-2007 after they drafted him in the third round out of Hawaii. The three-time Pro Bowler is the franchise’s all-time leading scorer with 1,786 points. He led the NFL with 31 field goals made in 2001.
Lynch didn’t join Denver until his twilight years after an 11-year, five-Pro Bowl career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After signing with the Broncos as a free agent in 2004, Lynch then made the Pro Bowl in each of his four seasons with the club, posting 7 sacks and 3 interceptions over that span.