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Horse Tracks: Bronco legend Tom Jackson to be honored at Hall of Fame

It's a great day to be a Broncos fan and one noteworthy player in team history will soon be a recipient of the prestigious Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award.

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Happy Wednesday, Broncos Country!

In case you missed it, former Bronco linebacker, Ring of Famer and current ESPN personality Tom Jackson will receive the prestigious Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award on August 8th in Canton, Ohio.

After a highly decorated and memorable fourteen year career with the team, Jackson is now being honored in a new fashion for his "longtime exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football."  Jackson joined ESPN in 1987 and has been one of the most dynamic personalities on the network for the past eighteen years.  He issued a brief statement in regard to winning the award:

Playing in the National Football League was a dream come true, but never did it occur to me that I’d have a second career so gratifying and an award like this bestowed upon me," Jackson commented. "I admire and deeply respect the former recipients of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. I’m so honored to join this club. And to all those who have contributed to my success as a broadcaster, I humbly and sincerely say thank you."

Broncos fans will never forget his contributions to the Orange Crush defense of his era and certainly won't forget his enthusiastic and unwavering support and dedication to the team we all love.  On behalf of Mile High Report and our wonderful fan-filled community, I would like to congratulate Tom on this wonderful and well-deserved honor.

Feel free to share your support for Tom and share some of your favorite fan memories of his time with the team in the comments section.

Oh and don't forget: single-game Denver Broncos tickets go on sale today at 11:00 am.  Get 'em while they are available!

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