Denver Broncos Name 2012 Team Captains

Aug. 30, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback (18) Peyton Manning stretches prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

The vote is in and the Denver Broncos have six captains for the 2012 season.

The following players were voted as team captains by their teammates:

Offense

QB Peyton Manning (11th season as captain) - Entering his 15th NFL season, the NFL's only four-time MVP was named a team captain during each of his last 10 seasons with Indianapolis.

G Chris Kuper (3rd season as captain) - The longest-tenured offensive player on the club (seventh season), he enters his third consecutive campaign as a team captain.

RB Willis McGahee (1st season as captain) - The 10th-year running back, who led the Broncos with 1,199 rushing yards in 2011, will serve as an interim offensive captain during G Chris Kuper's absence due to injury.

Defense

CB Champ Bailey (6th season as captain) - The longest-tenured player on the Broncos (ninth season with the team) and an 11-time Pro Bowl selection, Bailey is in his sixth consecutive season as a captain for the club.

DE Elvis Dumervil (1st season as captain) - The third-longest-tenured defensive player with the club (seventh season), this is his first season as a team captain.

Special Teams

LB Wesley Woodyard (4th season as captain) - In his fourth consecutive season as a team captain, he also served as a game captain during his rookie season in 2008, making him one of two players in franchise history (RB Floyd Little) to serve as a captain in his first five seasons with the club.

2012 Denver Broncos Team Captains

PLAYER POSITION
Peyton Manning QB
Chris Kuper OL
Willis McGahee RB
Champ Bailey DB
Elvis Dumervil DE
Wesley Woodyard ST/LB
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