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Broncos Statement on Tripucka's Passing

Posted Sep 12, 2013

Denver Broncos Ring of Fame quarterback Frank Tripucka passed away Thursday morning in Woodland Park, N.J., at the age of 85.

Please see below for a statement from the Denver Broncos on the passing of Frank Tripucka:

“Frank Tripucka was an original Denver Bronco and Ring of Famer who was the first to quarterback the team. He laid the foundation for the Broncos’ future success as an American Football League All-Star, twice leading the league in passing yards and setting numerous single-game and career records. He is proudly remembered as one of professional football’s first great drop-back quarterbacks.

“Frank will always hold a very special place in Broncos history for what he meant to this organization and community.

"We are all deeply saddened by his passing this morning. Our hearts and prayers go out to Frank’s wife, Randy, his seven children and the rest of the Tripucka family.”