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  • Thu., Oct. 23, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM MDT Orange Night Ride

    The year's Orange Ride is scheduled for Oct. 23, 2014 with a start time of 4:30 p.m. from the Denver City and County Building. We have put together a list of activities leading up to that night's Broncos game against San Diego. We hope to see you there!
    3-4 p.m. Pregame fan rally in front of Denver City and County Building
    4:30 p.m. Ride departs Denver City and County Building to Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    5:00 p.m. Ride arrives at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    5-6 p.m. Orange Ride pregame tailgate party at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    6:00 p.m. Orange Ride departs stadium to Tavern Downtown to watch the Broncos game
    6:25 p.m. Watch the Broncos game while enjoying Tavern Downtown’s food and drink specials
    And don't forget that the Broncos and Denver B-cycle have teamed up to offer a new bike valet service for home games for the 2014 season, giving fans a place to park their bike in a secure place staffed by B-cycle volunteers!
  • Thu., Oct. 23, 2014 6:25 PM MDT Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers The Denver Broncos take on AFC West opponent the San Diego Chargers on Thursady Night Football on NFL Network.
  • Sat., Oct. 25, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM MDT Broncos Bunch Trick-or-Treat

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  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 2:25 PM MST Denver Broncos at New England Patriots The Denver Broncos travel to Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots in a rematch of the 2013 AFC Championship. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 09, 2014 2:05 PM MST Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders The Denver Broncos face their AFC West foe Oakland Raiders on the road. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 16, 2014 11:00 AM MST Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams The Denver Broncos face the St. Louis Rams on the road at 11 a.m. MST. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 2:25 PM MST Denver Broncos vs. Miami Dolphins The Denver Broncos take on the AFC East Miami Dolphins. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Tue., Nov. 25, 2014 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution Denver Rescue Mission Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 6:30 PM MST Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs The Denver Broncos travel to Arrowhead Stadium to face AFC West foe the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football on NBC.
  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 2:05 PM MST Play 60/Fuel Up to Play 60 Tribute Game Play 60/Fuel Up to Play 60 tribute game. Teams will be recognized before the team's game against the Buffalo Bills.

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Tyke Tolbert
Wide Receivers
College:
LSU
Experience:
12

Tyke Tolbert is in his fourth year with the Denver Broncos coaching the wide receivers in 2014—a position he has instructed with three previous teams since joining the NFL ranks in 2003. He is entering his 12th NFL season and was named to his current position on Jan. 17, 2011.

Tolbert spent the 2010 season coaching under John Fox in Carolina, preceded by six seasons with Buffalo (2004-09) and one year with Arizona (2003).

In 2013, he coached a unit that produced three players with 10-plus touchdowns (Demaryius Thomas – 14, Eric Decker – 11, Wes Welker – 10) along with two 1,000-yard performers (Thomas – 1,430, Decker – 1,288) for Denver’s record-setting offense.

Tyke Tolbert is in his fourth year with the Denver Broncos coaching the wide receivers in 2014—a position he has instructed with three previous teams since joining the NFL ranks in 2003. He is entering his 12th NFL season and was named to his current position on Jan. 17, 2011.

Tolbert spent the 2010 season coaching under John Fox in Carolina, preceded by six seasons with Buffalo (2004-09) and one year with Arizona (2003).

In 2013, he coached a unit that produced three players with 10-plus touchdowns (Demaryius Thomas – 14, Eric Decker – 11, Wes Welker – 10) along with two 1,000-yard performers (Thomas – 1,430, Decker – 1,288) for Denver’s record-setting offense.

Thomas, whose 14 receiving scores tied a franchise record, earned his second career Pro Bowl honor and was named a second-team All-Pro selection by the Associated Press. He joined Decker as just the second pair of teammates (Cris Carter/Randy Moss, Min. – 1998-99) to post 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns each in consecutive seasons. Welker set a career high with 10 touchdowns, including at least one in an NFL-record six straight games to begin a season with a new team.

Denver’s 2012 wide receiver group helped Denver’s fifth-ranked passing offense score 30 or more points in a team-record 11 games. Third-year wideouts Decker and Thomas became the youngest tandem in NFL history to record 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns each in a season, while veteran Brandon Stokley became one of 10 players in league annals to post 40 receptions and five touchdowns after age 36.

Teaming with quarterback Peyton Manning, Thomas earned his first career Pro Bowl selection after finishing fourth in the NFL with 1,434 yards and 10 touchdowns on 94 receptions (15.3 avg.), while Decker posted 85 receptions for 1,064 yards (12.5 avg.) and an AFC-best 13 touchdowns. The young wideouts also tied for first in the AFC with four receiving scores apiece on third down.

Thomas and Decker emerged as solid targets under Tolbert’s instruction in 2011, combining for 76 receptions for 1,163 yards (15.3 avg.) with 12 touchdowns in Denver’s run-heavy offense led by quarterback Tim Tebow. Fourth-year wideouts Eddie Royal and Matthew Willis also provided steady production after a trade in Week 6 that sent Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to St. Louis.

In Buffalo, Tolbert helped wide receiver Lee Evans become one of the most productive receivers in Bills history. Evans led all NFL rookies in 2004 with nine touchdown receptions and a 17.6-yard average per catch. After finishing second in the NFL with seven receptions for 40-plus yards in 2005, Evans continued to improve under Tolbert in 2006, amassing a team-record 265 yards receiving on 11 catches with two touchdowns in Week 11.

Under Tolbert’s tutelage with the Cardinals in 2003, Anquan Boldin earned Offensive Rookie of the Year honors and was the only rookie to make the Pro Bowl that season. He set an NFL-rookie record with 101 catches for 1,377 yards — the second most by a rookie in league history.

He gained his first professional coaching experience by participating in the NFL's Minority Internship Program with the Detroit Lions during training camp in 1997 and again with the Cardinals during training camp in 2001.

Tolbert coached for eight seasons at the collegiate level before joining the NFL ranks. He began his college coaching career as a graduate assistant at Louisiana State in the spring of 1994 and Northeast Louisiana in the fall of 1994. He moved on to coach wide receivers at Ohio in the spring of 1995, before returning to Northeast Louisiana in the fall of 1995, where he tutored the team’s tight ends for three seasons. In 1998, Tolbert was hired as the tight ends coach at Auburn. He became the wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator at Louisiana-Lafayette for three seasons (1999-2001). Tolbert served as the tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator at Florida in 2002, before making the jump to the NFL the following season.

Tolbert was a three-year letterman at LSU, where he played wide receiver. A native of Conroe, Texas, he graduated from LSU with bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He and his wife, Linda, have two daughters, Morgan and Madison.

PRO BOWL PLAYERS COACHED (2): WR Anquan Boldin (2003), WR Demaryius Thomas (2012-13).

*as head coach, coordinator or primary position coach

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Denver Broncos

Wide Receivers 2011-14

Carolina Panthers

Wide Receivers 2010

Buffalo Bills

Wide Receivers 2004-09

Arizona Cardinals

Wide Receivers 2003

University of Florida

Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator 2002

University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator 1999-2001

Auburn University

Tight Ends 1998

Northeast Louisiana University

Tight Ends 1995-97

Ohio University

Wide Receivers 1995 (Spring)

Northeast Louisiana University

Graduate Assistant 1994

Louisiana State University

Graduate Assistant 1994 (Spring)

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