Daily Archives: July 11, 2013

Significant Events in Broncos History: Lionel Taylor Becomes First Pro Football Receiver to Catch 100 Passes in a Single Season (1961)

autographed 1961 topps lionel taylor

#190 – Lionel Taylor

Recently, Brian Shrout, a writer and Broncos fan at the Mile High Report (www.milehighreport.com) put together a nice piece on Lionel Taylor, one of the first great Broncos players.  As we have discussed before, Taylor’s star was dulled somewhat because of the poor Broncos teams for which he toiled.  Still, you cannot argue with the statistics, and Taylor’s are great.  Enjoy!

When Pat Bowlen became the majority owner of the Denver Broncos in 1984, one of his first major acts was the creation of the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame at Mile High Stadium in honor of great players who had worn the Orange and Blue. read more