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Who deserves ‘Sportsperson of the Year?’

Possibly one of the toughest awards to decide is up to bat.

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The Darrent Williams Sportsperson of the Year Award is getting tougher as most of the “No-Brainers” have already been chosen - Pat Bowlen, Peyton Manning, Wade Phillips.

And all you need to know about the SOTY award is embodied in those three - unparalleled commitment to the franchise.

Sportsperson of the Year

The MHR Sportsperson of the Year inductee is a special award given to one former or active player, coach, or difference-maker to the Denver Broncos Football Club that year both on and off the field. The key words here being "difference-maker.”

The award is given to an active or former Broncos "Player" for outstanding sportsmanship, noteworthiness, football contributions, and community service within that year - someone Broncos Country is most proud to say represented the orange and blue over the past calendar year.

How to nominate

You can nominate a Sportsperson of the Year in one of three ways:

  • Write, "I nominate [Sportsperson name]" in the subject line and then write your reasoning behind it in the body of your comment.
  • Write nomination in the subject line then work on the body of your nomination as a reply to your original comment.
  • Create a Fanpost, which is highly encouraged to get even more eyes behind your reasoning for a candidate and give him or her more visibility and support. Then write a comment to your nomination linking to your fanpost.

Example (but not real) nomination:

Comment subject: I nominate Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann.

Comment body (optional): She dresses her kids in Broncos jerseys every day for school, owns seven different Broncos hats, named her dog after John Mobley, wore orange pants to SB50 and once told Shannon Sharpe she loved him.

How to support a nomination

Support a MHR Hall of Fame nomination by recommending (rec'ing) the comment. You can also reply to a nomination to add more content to it. These will be compiled and included in the next phase - voting.

To help a candidate become a finalist, it is best not to nominate him/her more than once since it could split the recs. Also, only nominate one person per comment so others can rec one at a time.

Thank you for helping us tell the tale of Broncos history from the fans' point of view!

*And in case you haven't yet voted for the first two categories, you can nominate/rec early-era Broncos here and modern-era Broncos here.


A few suggestions on the SOTY - who’s your favorite?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Chris Harris Jr.
    (19 votes)
  • 17%
    John Elway
    (18 votes)
  • 50%
    DeMarcus Ware
    (51 votes)
  • 1%
    Mad Fanatic
    (2 votes)
  • 1%
    The Orange Pom Pom fans
    (2 votes)
  • 9%
    (10 votes)
102 votes total Vote Now