Denver Broncos Greats... By The Numbers: #25

Fourteen Broncos have worn the #25 in the team's history, three Defensive Backs, three Running Backs, five Cornerbacks, two Safeties and a Wide Receiver. The candidates are as follows...

 
LenDale White RB 2010-Present
Tony Carter CB 2009
Nick Ferguson S 2003-07
Denard Walker CB 2002
Eric Davis CB 2001
Darrius Johnson CB 1996-99
Charles Swann DB 1994
Kip Corrington S 1989-90
Roger Jackson DB 1987
Daniel Hunter CB 1985-86
Haven Moses WR 1972-81
Ted Alflen RB 1969
Errol Prisby DB 1967

The Defensive Backs

Errol Prisby was a Defensive Back who played 5 games for the Broncos in 1967.

Roger Jackson signed with the Broncos in 1982 as a defensive back, and played five seasons in Denver. He played in 53 games and started 5, but for four of those years Roger wore #28. Roger spent a total of 18 years in the NFL, including his 13 years as a scout. Roger scouted for the Minnesota Vikings for (9) years, Kansas City Chiefs for (2) years, and the Denver Broncos for (2) years. His career stats are 1 Sack and 2 interceptions, though none of those came while he wore #25. After his retirement, Roger  returned to his hometown of Macon, Georgia and founded Motivating Youth Foundation, Inc. (MOYO), an after-school program that serves students from over 25 public schools in the area.

Charles Swann was drafted by the New York Giants in the 12th round (323rd overall) of the 1992 NFL Draft. He played Defensive Back for the Broncos for 13 games in 1994 where he had 1 kickoff return of 16 yards.


The Running Backs

Ted Alflen played 4 games at Running Back for the Broncos in 1969.

Anthony Alridge was signed by the Denver Broncos as an Undrafted Free Agent in 2008. He was placed on Injured Reserve following the 53-man cut, ending his season. The Broncos waived him on February 11, 2009.

LenDale White was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 2nd round (45th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played 4 years with the Titans before getting traded to the Seattle Seahawks in the Spring of 2010. Soon after that, rumors of a failed drug test and a pending 4 game League suspension resulted in his release. In August 2010, White was signed for 2 years by the Denver Broncos, but LenDale torn an Achilles tendon in the last preseason game and missed the entire 2010 season. He has had a career filled with highs and lows. Accusations of laziness, obesity and civil disobedience have given White a bad reputation. However, LenDale has tried to repair the damages. He lost a substantial amount of weight in 2009, claiming the "tequila diet" wasn't working. He showed up at Training Camp last year in decent shape and looked like he would make an impact for the Broncos until his injury. The latest word was that he would be ready to start running in January of 2011. If he returns to his full capabilities, White could bolster the Broncos Running Back stable.


The Cornerbacks

Daniel Hunter played 26 games for the Broncos in 1985-86. He had one 20-yard interception. 

Darrius Johnson was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 4th round (122nd overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft. He played in 61 games and started 4 for the Broncos from 1996-1999. Johnson compiled 1 Sack, two interceptions and 3 Fumble recoveries. Perhaps his biggest game in a Bronco uniform was a  playoff game against the Miami Dolphins in 1999. Darrius had a 44 yard interception return and caused a fumble that Neil Smith returned 79 yards for a touchdown. Johnson won two rings from Super Bowl XXXII and XXXIII.


Eric Davis was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2nd round (53rd overall) of the 1990 NFL Draft. He played with the Niners for 6 years and 5 years with the Carolina Panthers before joining the Broncos in 2002, at 34 years old. Eric had 13 Tackles, one pass defensed, a Forced Fumble and a Fumble Recovery in 16 games. He ended his career with the Detroit Lions having won a Super Bowl Ring (XXIX), 2 Pro Bowl appearances (1995, 1996) and named All-Pro in 1995, 1996, 1997.

Denard Walker was drafted by the Tennessee Oilers in the 3rd round (75th overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played 4 seasons with the Oilers/Titans before joining the Broncos in 2001. He wore #27 that year and arguably had his best year, intercepting 3 passes and running one back for a touchdown. Denard switched to #25 in 2002 and made 64 stops and one interception. Walker moved on to spend the next 3 years with Minnesota and Oakland before retiring in 2005.

Tony Carter was signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2009. Waived during final cuts in September, Tony was signed to the Practice Squad. He got promoted to the active roster in December and made his NFL debut in Week 15 against the Oakland Raiders. Carter finished the 2009 season with 3 tackles and one pass defensed. He spent the first three games of the 2010 preseason with the Broncos before being waived/injured in August, 2010 with a hamstring injury. He cleared waivers and was cut loose with an injury settlement.


The Safeties

Kip Corrington was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 9th round (223rd overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft. He must not have made the cut, because he joined the Broncos in 1989. Kip played in 32 games with 1 start, recording one interception and one fumble recovery. He now goes by "Dr. Corrington" and is a family practitioner in the Greensboro, North Carolina area.


Nick Ferguson was originally signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 1996. It took an unusual road through the Canadian Football League and NFL Europe before Ferguson found his way to the NFL with the New York Jets. After a 3 year stint in New York, Nick joined the Broncos before the 2003 season as a free agent. Ferguson became a regular starter at safety by Week 4 of the regular season. He appeared in 15 games during the 2003 season,  making 72 tackles to rank 4th on the team in total tackles. In 2004, Ferguson was voted Special Teams captain and led all special-teamers in tackles. In all, Nick had 280 tackles, 1 Sack, 6 interceptions, forced 4 fumbles, recovering 3 in 5 seasons with the Denver Broncos.


And the greatest Bronco to wear #25 is...

WR Haven Moses 



Haven Moses was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 1st round (9th overall) of the 1968 NFL Draft. Haven spent 5 years with the Bills before being traded to the Denver Broncos for Wide Receiver Dwight Harrison in 1972. The very next season, Moses went to the Pro Bowl. In 10 years with the Broncos, Haven started 127 of 140 games. He had 302 receptions, 5,450 yards, an 18.0 yard average and 44 touchdowns. He also had 13 carries for 47 yards and a touchdown,

Once again, Tim wrote a nice piece on Haven Moses here. 


Most of the Team records Haven set have been surpassed by the likes of Steve Watson, Ed McCaffrey, Rod Smith, Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal. but there are a few left.

 
  • Tied for 4th in Career touchdown catches (44)
  • Tied for most touchdowns in a Game (3)
  • 2nd highest average per completion (18.0)
  • Inducted to the Broncos Ring of Fame in 1988.


MHR passes a Mile High Salute to the Greatest Bronco to wear #25; Wide Receiver Haven Moses.

Go Broncos!

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