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  • Sat., Oct. 28, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM MDT Trick-or-Treat Party Safe Trick-or-Treating around the stadium’s field level.

  • Thu., Nov. 02, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM MDT Business Huddle
    Thursday, November 2, 2017 • 8:30AM - 12:30PM
    United Club Level at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    Join 200 other business leaders from around the state for the inaugural Winning at Business Broncos Business Huddle. Throughout the event, attendees will receive valuable business and leadership insights from Broncos-designated specialists including Broncos alumni, Rod Smith and executive staff. In addition, we will give away exciting prizes including an office visit from Steve Atwater and Broncos Cheerleaders and a trip to the Broncos away game in Miami and more!

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  • Tue., Nov. 07, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MST Drive For Life 20 This year marks the 20th anniversary of Drive for Life, Bonfils Blood Center’s annual community blood drive with the Denver Broncos. Save the date to save lives and help us reach our goal of collecting 1,250 donations at the drive. Your blood donation at Colorado's largest single-day blood drive earns you access to the donor-exclusive Fan Zone where you'll receive your commemorative T-shirt, lapel pin, hot dog and soda. Plus, you'll have the chance to interact with Broncos players, cheerleaders and Miles the Mascot. For additional information please visit: http://bonfils.org/index.cfm/get-involved/drive-for-life/drive-for-life-20/

Football Operations

Luke Richesson
Strength and Conditioning
Experience:
9

Luke Richesson enters his ninth NFL season and sixth year as the Denver Broncos’ strength and conditioning coach in 2017. He was named to his current position on Feb. 15, 2012.

Named the NFL’s 2013 Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by Samson Equipment and American Football Monthly, Richesson is responsible for directing the club’s year-round strength and conditioning program.

LUKE RICHESSON
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING       
9th NFL season (6th with Broncos)

Luke Richesson enters his ninth NFL season and sixth year as the Denver Broncos’ strength and conditioning coach in 2017. He was named to his current position on Feb. 15, 2012.

Named the NFL’s 2013 Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by Samson Equipment and American Football Monthly, Richesson is responsible for directing the club’s year-round strength and conditioning program.

He came to Denver in 2012 from Jacksonville, where he served as the head strength and conditioning coach for the Jaguars for three seasons (2009-11). Prior to his tenure in Jacksonville, he served as the performance team director at Athletes’ Performance in Tempe, Ariz., from 2001-08, implementing programs to help elite college football prospects prepare for the NFL Combine as well as assisting NFL veterans in their training during the offseason.

In his eight years with Athletes’ Performance, Richesson trained 52 first-round selections, including four No. 1 overall picks, and more than 250 draftees overall.

Using adaptive training regimens for all types of athletes, including former UFC Heavyweight and WBC Light Heavyweight champions, he regularly applies mixed martial arts and other modern workout techniques in his specialized programs.

Richesson began his career in 1997 at his alma mater, the University of Kansas, following four seasons playing safety for the Jayhawks and earning his bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He went on to pursue graduate coursework and spent time on the coaching staffs at the University of Wyoming (1998) and Arizona State University (1999-2000).

He is married to Anita Nall-Richesson, who was a gold-medal winner in swimming at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2008. The couple has a son, Luther (13), and a daughter, Sunny (11). Richesson was born on April 29, 1974, in Kansas City, Mo.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Denver Broncos
Strength and Conditioning                   2012-17

Jacksonville Jaguars
Strength and Conditioning                   2009-11

Athletes’ Performance (Tempe, Ariz.)
Performance Team Director                 2001-08

Arizona State University
Strength & Conditioning Graduate Asst.           1999-2000

University of Wyoming
Strength & Conditioning Graduate Asst.           1998

University of Kansas
Strength & Conditioning Intern            1997

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  • Making Every Rep Count

    Posted Jul 19, 2012

    Strength and conditioning coach Luke Richesson and his staff are using a fresh approach to get players physically prepared for the season (file video).