Category Archives: Lionel Taylor

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

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#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.

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A Hall of Fame Comparison – LIONEL TAYLOR

There is a feeling among AFL fans that the American Football League players are consistently overlooked for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  In truth there are many players, the bulk of whose careers were spent in the AFL, that deserve serious consideration, if not outright induction.  In an effort to spark some discussion regarding their hall of fame worthiness, I will occasionally compare AFL players to their NFL (and Hall of Fame) counterparts. The short biographies on the NFL players have been taken directly from the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.

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