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Nov 11, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA  Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee (23) runs the ball against the Carolina Panthers.
Nov 11, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee (23) runs the ball against the Carolina Panthers. / Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
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Louis Vasquez, Denver Broncos
Super Bowl 50 - Carolina Panthers v Denver Broncos / Patrick Smith/GettyImages

Louis Vasquez, Guard- 2013

Louis Vasquez only played for the Broncos for three seasons but he helped shape the offensive line that protected Manning and drove the running game. He was also named to the Pro Bowl in 2013.

Vasquez came over after spending the first four years of his career with the San Diego Chargers. The Broncos were able to steal a player from their rivals and help him find much more success than he ever had there as he was a starter on the team that won Super Bowl 50.

Vasquez was not brought back following that season as it seemed he wasn't the kind of player Gary Kubiak wanted in his running game scheme but he made 47 starts for the Broncos in three seasons and played at a high level for the team.

Originally signed to a four-year deal ahead of the 2013 season, Vasquez proved to be a valuable signing for the team.