Denver Broncos: Looking back at most unheralded players in team history
Just to prove that everyone’s name on this list isn’t going to be Steve, here’s Paul Howard.
But that’s not all. Howard was an incredibly stout, consistent player for the Broncos who had a good, long career with the team.
Howard was selected in the third round of the 1973 draft out of BYU. That draft class included Otis Armstrong, Barney Chavous and Tom Jackson. All of those guys are mentioned now and then by Broncos fans, but many people have never even heard of Howard, mainly because he was a guard.
But he was a good guard. No, he was a great guard, easily one of the best in team history.
Howard spent his entire 14-year career with the Broncos, helping the team reach two Super Bowls. He retired following the 1986 season, having played in 187 career games. Only four players in franchise history have played in more.
Howard should be remembered for being a great teammate and a consistent offensive lineman. Tom Nalen is the only offensive lineman in team history to have played in more games than Howard.
Sadly, Howard passed away less than one week ago at the age of 70 years old.