Seventeen players wore #76 for the Denver Broncos in team history. Ten Offensive Tackles, four Defensive Ends, two Defensive Tackles and a Linebacker. Most of these guys didn't play very long in Denver, but the final choice wasn't made by attrition. In fact, you probably already know who it's going to be. Well there won't be any quick strikes here. Your going to need a long scoring drive. Here is the lineup for the Greatest Bronco to wear #76.
Harold Olson was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2nd round (13th overall) of the 1960 NFL Draft. Olson didn't play for the Cards though, instead signing with the Bills. He played 3 seasons in Buffalo and went to the Pro Bowl as a Right Tackle in 1961 and was a 1st Team All-Pro in 1962. Harold was a member of the Broncos in 1963-64. On those 2 years, he started all 28 games at Left Tackle. He also returned 4 kickoffs for 27 yards.
Bob Breitenstein was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the 2nd round (21st overall) of the 1965 NFL Draft and the Denver Broncos in the 5th round (33rd overall) of the 1965 AFL Draft. Bob chose the Broncos and played a little over 2 seasons from 1965-67 in Denver. Breitenstein started all 30 games he played in at Left Tackle.
Tom Domres was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the 10th round (268th overall) of the 1968 NFL Draft. He played 4 years in Houston before joining the Broncos in 1971. Tom played 2 seasons in Denver from 1971-72. He started 5 of 16 games and recovered one Fumble.
Kenard Lang was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the 1st round (17th overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft. He enjoyed a 5-year stay in our Nation's capitol and moved on to Cleveland in 2002, where he played 4 seasons. Kenard started all 16 games at Left Defensive End for the Broncos in 2006, his only season with the team. Lang recorded 37 Tackles, 6 Sacks, 1 Pass deflection and one Forced Fumble.
This is another easy one. The Greatest Bronco to wear #76 is...
- 2nd Most Consecutive Games Played - 166
- 3rd Most Consecutive Games Started - 131
- 4th (Tie) Most Seasons - 13
- 6th Most Games Started - 165
- 2nd Team - Broncos 50th Anniversary Team
- Starter in Super Bowl XXI, XXII and XXIV
- 13 Playoff starts
MHR gives a Mile High Salute to "The Rock on the Right Side," Ken Lanier, as the Greatest Bronco to wear #76.