Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Signature Moments In Broncos History: Tokyo Hit

As the lockout drags on, we thought it would be fun to go back and look at some of the signature moments in Broncos history. We'll continue the series over the next few days and weeks, if there are any moments you think we should include, just send us an email!

In 1995, newly appointed Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan drafted running back Terrell Davis in the 6th Round of the 1995 NFL Draft. Entering training camp as the sixth string tailback, Davis was a long shot to make the final roster. That didn't prevent him from doing so, however.

During the team's second preseason game, against the San Fransisco 49ers, Davis impressed the Broncos coaches by laying a huge hit on special teams. Davis would go on to contribute on offense and special teams and was eventually promoted to starting running back for the season's opening game. You know the rest of the story.

Excuse the YouTube video title that says the hit took place in 1998, which is incorrect. Visit GetThemInTheHall.com to learn how you can help get Davis into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


areferee said...

And yet, the Broncos' Think Tank still traded him and a current HOF player, in Shannon Sharpe, away from the team.

Not all of our mistakes happened under McDink!

Jon Heath said...

I don't recall Denver trading Davis?

areferee said...

You are correct. I had a total brain-freeze. I was referring to the trades of Sharpe and Portis. Not Davis. Sorry for the confusion. I think trading Portis in his prime WAS a mistake.

Jon Heath said...

I wish they hadn't traded Portis in his prime, but I'm glad they acquired Champ Bailey - we got the better end of the deal.