This Date In Football: Happy Birthday, John Elway

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On this date in football, June 28, 2012, John Elway turns 52 years old.

As the Broncos franchise quarterback for 16 years in the ‘80’s and ‘90’s, Elway made countless big calls on the field – leading the Broncos to 5 Super Bowls, and world championships in each of his final two seasons.  Today, as Denver’s Team President he’s making more big calls, only this time in the front office – where he’s tasked with returning the Broncos to greatness.

For all the thrills Elway has given Bronco fans, he’s also broken plenty of hearts elsewhere in the NFL.  Here’s a look back at Elway from the perspective of one of those broken hearted souls, as originally presented on The Top 100 Greatest Players.

For more on John Elway, here’s a photo gallery of the best photos from his career.

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