Steve “Greek” Antonopulos to be Pat Bowlen’s Hall of Fame presenter
The family of Pat Bowlen has selected athletic trainer Steve “Greek” Antonopulos to present the Broncos owner into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
When Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen becomes enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, he will be presented by the team’s athletic trainer, Steve “Greek” Antonopulos, according to Adam Schefter.
In late 2018, Antonopulos talked about Bowlen’s interest in knowing how each of his players was doing, specifically in this case, in regards to injuries:
"“Mr. B loved his players more than anything. [The training room] was the first place he came every day. … The most important thing to him was, ‘How are the players doing?’ He wanted to know the status of the injuries, how they’re coming along, what he could do to help. He was just a sincere, caring man.”Quote from DenverBroncos.com"
To have that sort of memory would be an incredible feeling for Antonopulos. Based on that quote, it feels as if the two had a strong connection with one another.
You may remember seeing Antonopulos in the past, as he has helped injured Broncos players off the field during games, and sometimes checked their injuries out while on the field. One of those players was Hall of Fame running back Terrell Davis.
Davis suffered a migraine during Super Bowl XXXII. He had told the team that he couldn’t see, but head coach Mike Shanahan put him back in the game so that the Green Bay Packers would believe that they were going to run the football.
In November of 2018, Antonopulos celebrated 40 years with the Denver Broncos. Former players and employees talked highly of the trainer. He has done so much for the organization during his time in Denver.
Over that period of time, he has helped get players ready for game days, and ultimately probably helped the longevity of some players’ careers.
Antonopulos is entering his 44th season with the Denver Broncos. To be chosen to present Pat Bowlen at the Pro Football Hall of Fame is quite the accomplishment.
Congratulations to him, as well as Mr. Bowlen.