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On This Day in Broncos History: October 28

Anybody Remember Jim Jensen?

Peter Aiken

October 28, 1979 -- Denver’s first ever post season appearance came in 1977. The 1979 season marked the Broncos third consecutive season with a playoff appearance. They were helped along with a win on October 28, 1979. This win came against division and former AFL rival Kansas City. This game marked only the second time that RB Jim D. Jensen scored a touchdown for the Broncos. Jensen had been drafted in the 2nd round of the 1976 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. After appearing in 8 games for the Cowboys -- all as a kick returner -- he joined the Broncos for Week 6 in 1977. Though he appeared in all of Denver’s remaining games in 1977, he was not included on their Super Bowl roster. After sitting out the 1978 season, Jensen returned to the Broncos for the 1979 season. He appeared in all 16 games with 7 starts, rushed 106 times for 400 yards and a touchdown. He also caught 19 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown in the Kansas City game came on a 25-yard pass play from QB Craig Morton.

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