Denver’s 1966 “Bucking Bronco” Helmet

autographed 1966 topps goose gonsoulin

The good folks at Helmet Hut do football collectors and historians a great service with their documentation and museum-quality reproductions of helmets from years past.  In addition, they “rescue” old helmets whenever possible, ensuring that these old relics remain a part of our culture for as long as possible.

The following article gives the history behind the Broncos much-loved “Bucking Broncos” logo and helmet.  A bonus is the wonderful close-up images of an authentic piece of AFL history.

1966 Bucking Bronco

Todd Tobias (790 Posts)

Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.

One Response to Denver’s 1966 “Bucking Bronco” Helmet

  1. Eddie Arminio says:

    That’s a great logo for a helmet. The Broncos should have a fan poll, and I think that would beat the present helmet hands down. Same holds true with the Charger helmet with the numbers on it,and the Patriot helmet with Pat Patriot on it.

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