Test your Bronco knowledge - recent and past by trying to answer trivia questions from the 2011 & 2012 Denver Broncos Calendars.

Denver Broncos Calendar Trivia

Due to an office move, I was forced to go through a few file cabinets that contained a variety of old, Denver Bronco stuff. Two of those items were old Bronco calendars from 2011 & 2012. The calendars contained Bronco trivia throughout the history of the team. Please continue reading to find out some information about the Broncos you may not have known, or could have forgotten.

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  1. Trivia Questions 1-11 are from 2011 Denver Broncos calendar; questions 12-22 are from the 2012 Denver Broncos calendar. Answers are at the bottom of the posting.
  2. The Broncos lead all AFC teams when they averaged 395.8 total yards per game on 2008. What was the only NFL team with a better mark that season?
  3. At 343 yards, the Broncos rushing leader for 2008 had the lowest total for a team leader in their history. Who was he?
  4. What former Louisville star started 177 games at linebacker for the Broncos from 1973-1986?
  5. For what NFL team did running back Correll Buckhalter play his first eight NFL seasons before signing with the Broncos in 2009?
  6. In what round of the 1995 draft did the Broncos select running back Terrell Davis out of Georgia?
  7. Who is the only Broncos player to wear uniform No. 9?
  8. Where did safety Darcel McBeth play college football?
  9. What seven-time Pro Bowl safety signed with the Broncos as a free agent in 2009?
  10. Who holds the Broncos’ single-season record of 4,526 passing yards?
  11. What member of the Broncos’ offensive line earned his first career Pro Bowl berth in the 2008 season?
  12. Elvis Dumervil needed only six games to reach double figures in sacks for the 2009 season. Who was the only NFL player ever to do it in five games (since sacks became an official statistic in 1982)?
  13. On New Year’s Day in 1978, what visiting team did the Broncos beat 20-17 in the AFC Championship Game to reach the Super Bowl for the first time?
  14. What two players shared the Broncos’ team lead with five sacks in 2008?
  15. Who ran 45 yards for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter to seal the Broncos’ 27-6 victory over the Cleveland Browns in week two of 2009?
  16. Out of what school did the Broncos select defensive end Rulon Jones in the second round in 1980?
  17. What quarterback did the Broncos draft in 2009?
  18. In what other sport did linebacker Ed “Wahoo” McDaniel (who played for the Broncos from 1961-63) star both during and after his football career?
  19. Eddie Royal’s 91 catches in 2008 broke the Broncos’ rookie record by a whopping 40 catches. What player had 51 receptions in 1985?
  20. For what NFL team did safety Brian Dawkins play in 13 seasons before signing with the Broncos in 2009?
  21. What former Texas star started 133 games on the Broncos’ offensive line from 1979 to 1988?
  22. What Broncos player earned AFC Special Team Player of the Month honors for October of 2009?
  23. Before Knowshon Moreno did it in 2007 and 2008, who was the only Georgia player to post more than 1,000 rushing yards in consecutive seasons? 

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Answers:

  1. New Orleans Saints (410.7 yards per game)
  2. Peyton Hillis
  3. Tom Jackson
  4. Philadelphia Eagles
  5. The sixth round. Davis went on to rush for 7,607 yards in 78 career games with Denver.
  6. David Treadwell, a kicker from 1989-1992
  7. Texas Tech
  8. Brian Dawkins
  9. Jay Cutler. He set the mark in 2008.
  10. Center Casey Wiegmann, who was in his thirteenth season that year.
  11. Carolina Panther Kevin Greene (1998).
  12. Oakland Raiders
  13. Elvis Dumervil and Ebenezer Ekuban
  14. Correll Buckhalter
  15. Utah State (Rulon Jones played nine seasons in Denver)
  16. Tom Brandstater. He was a sixth-round selection
  17. Professional wrestling
  18. Vance Johnson
  19. Philadelphia Eagles
  20. Tackle Dave Studdard
  21. Eddie Royal. He averaged 31.6 yards on 5 kickoff returns and 16.8 yards on 8 punt returns to help Denver go 3-0 in the month.
  22. Herschel Walker

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