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On This Day in Broncos History: October 26

Jon Keyworth's First Receiving TD

Garrett Ellwood

October 26, 1975 -- Denver RB Jon Keyworth, in his second NFL season, caught his first ever touchdown pass. Keyworth was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the 6th round of the 1974 draft and subsequently traded to the Broncos. He was listed primarily as a FB. In his rookie season he active for all 14 games and was listed as a starter for 5 games. During that season he rushed for 374 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also logged 109 receiving yards. The game against Kansas City on October 26, 1975 was Keyworth’s 6th of the season and he was listed as a starter in all six. In the first five games, he rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown and had 71 receiving yards.

In the Kansas City game, he rushed for 32 yards and had 8 catches for 67 yards and a touchdown -- his first receiving touchdown. That touchdown came in the fourth quarter with the Broncos trailing 26-6. Denver had gotten the ball on its own 20-yard line with 2:13 left in the game. The Broncos drove the ball until they had 1-10-KC19 with 1:06 left. On that first down play, QB Steve Ramsey hit Keyworth on a screen pass that was caught at the KC20. Keyworth went the distance for the touchdown. Sadly, it was too little, too late for Denver to eke out a victory.

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