On Now
Coming Up
  • Wed., Sep. 03, 2014 5:00 PM MDT Gatorade Junior Training Camp Play 60 Fall Kickoff Kickoff event for Play 60 with local Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Thu., Sep. 04, 2014 5:00 PM MDT Gatorade Junior Training Camp Play 60 Fall Kickoff Kickoff event for Play 60 with local Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Sun., Sep. 07, 2014 6:30 PM MDT Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts

    The Denver Broncos open up the 2014 season when they host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football on NBC.

  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 2:25 PM MDT Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs The Denver Broncos host the Kansas City Chiefs in the first AFC West matchup of the 2014 season. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 12:00 PM MDT Fuel Up to Play 60 For the Love of Play Assembly Fuel Up to Play 60 For the Love of Play Assembly.
  • Sun., Sep. 21, 2014 2:25 PM MDT Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks The Denver Broncos face the Seattle Seahawks in the team's first road game of the 2014 season. The game will be televised on CBS.
  • Sun., Oct. 05, 2014 2:05 PM MDT Denver Broncos Pink Game The Denver Broncos annual Salute to Survivors halftime recognition, celebrating breast cancer survivors at the team's game against the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Sun., Oct. 05, 2014 2:05 PM MDT Broncos vs. Cardinals The Broncos face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2:05 p.m. MT. The game will be broadcast on FOX.
  • Tue., Oct. 07, 2014 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM MDT Drive for Life XVII

    Bonfils Blood Center and the Denver Broncos work together on an annual Drive for Life event which is the largest single day blood drive in Colorado.

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    Click here for more information about the 2014 DFL event.

    Learn more from Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway and 9News' Cheryl Preheim about 2014 Drive for Life.

  • Sun., Oct. 12, 2014 11:00 AM MDT Denver Broncos at New York Jets The Denver Broncos travel to Met Life Stadium to take on the New York Jets on Oct. 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. MT. The game will be broadcast on CBS.

News & Blogs

Print
RSS

Saccomano's Career Honored

Posted Jun 4, 2014

The Broncos' former vice president of corporate communications was honored for his distinguished career at the Denver Athletic Club's banquet Wednesday night.

DENVER -- The final honor given Wednesday night at the Denver Athletic Club's Athlete of the Year Awards Banquet was a career achievement award to former Broncos PR man Jim Saccomano.

Saccomano recently retired after 36 years with the Broncos, in which he worked under six different job titles. Most recently, he was the team's vice president of corporate communications.

"I’m humbled and I’m honored, and I don’t think that’ll be a feeling that’ll ever go away," Saccomano said.

Wednesday night's honor only adds to a host of accolades Saccomano received during his career, including the inaugural Pete Rozelle Award (1990), given annually to the NFL’s outstanding public relations staff, and the Charlie Callahan Award for Public Relations.

Last season, the press box at Sports Authority Field at Mile High was re-named in his honor.

"He's the guardian of team history and he's the keeper of the flame," said Andrew Mason, the independent analyst of DenverBroncos.com, who has known Saccomano for 12 years. "He's the living, breathing embodyment of the Broncos' half-century legacy."

A Denver native, Saccomano bought his first Broncos season tickets in 1964. In total, he has seen 876 games in person.

"To have grown up here and then to be recognized...It just was very cool, very exciting," he said.

His best memories include the people, relationships and Hall of Fame inductions, but Saccomano said the Super Bowl championships stand out the most.

In his acceptance speech, he detailed the keys to a successful career: "Keep it simple. Keep it honest. Work real hard."

The longest-tenured pro sports administrator in Colorado history at the time of his retirement, Saccomano is now in a consulting role with the Broncos.

He closed his speech Wednesday night by quoting longtime Yankees Manager Billy Martin.

"Many people have been honored...who are more accomplished than I," he said. "Many have been honored more deserving than I. But no one’s ever been honored who is more proud than I. I thank you all very, very much.”

Facebook Comments

Let us know your thoughts. Comment below through Facebook, AOL, Hotmail or Yahoo accounts.