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

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John Elway
Executive Vice President of Football Operations

John Elway, a dynamic leader with experience guiding organizations to World Championships as both a player and executive, enters his fourth season with the Broncos in 2014 as the club’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager. He was named to his current position by Owner Pat Bowlen on Jan. 5, 2011.

Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame following a magnificent 16-year career as a quarterback with the Broncos from 1983-98 that included five Super Bowl appearances and two World Championships, Elway is responsible for overseeing all football operations for the Broncos. He directs all aspects of the team’s player acquisition process, including college scouting research related to the NFL Draft along with pro personnel efforts related to free agency and trades.

Bringing a competitive and experienced football acumen to Dove Valley, Elway has infused the club’s football operations with a winning culture and a positive approach toward building a championship team. He holds final say on all football-related matters while reporting directly to Bowlen and President Joe Ellis.

John Elway, a dynamic leader with experience guiding organizations to World Championships as both a player and executive, enters his fourth season with the Broncos in 2014 as the club’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager. He was named to his current position by Owner Pat Bowlen on Jan. 5, 2011.

Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame following a magnificent 16-year career as a quarterback with the Broncos from 1983-98 that included five Super Bowl appearances and two World Championships, Elway is responsible for overseeing all football operations for the Broncos. He directs all aspects of the team’s player acquisition process, including college scouting research related to the NFL Draft along with pro personnel efforts related to free agency and trades.

Bringing a competitive and experienced football acumen to Dove Valley, Elway has infused the club’s football operations with a winning culture and a positive approach toward building a championship team. He holds final say on all football-related matters while reporting directly to Bowlen and President Joe Ellis.

Elway’s vision and aggressive approach toward free agency and the NFL Draft have guided the Broncos’ unprecedented progress in his three seasons as the club’s lead football executive. Inheriting a Broncos team that finished 4-12 in 2010, Elway oversaw an improvement to an 8-8 mark and an AFC West title in 2011 followed by consecutive 13-3 records and AFC No. 1 seeds from 2012-13.

Denver has totaled the third-most overall wins (37-17, .685) in the NFL in its three seasons under Elway while posting three consecutive AFC West titles for the first time in team history. The Broncos have been among the NFL’s most active clubs in improving their roster under Elway, utilizing the NFL Draft, free agency, trades and waiver acquisitions to assemble a championship-caliber team.

Entering 2014, Elway has made several bold upgrades to a Broncos team that owns the league’s best overall winning percentage (.778, 28-8) during the last two seasons. A trio of Pro Bowlers—DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward—were signed to upgrade Denver’s defense while up-and-coming wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was added to the Broncos’ record-setting offense.

During his three seasons as an executive, Elway is the only general manager in the NFL who acquired a future Associated Press All-Pro through the NFL Draft (linebacker Von Miller – 2011), street free agency (quarterback Peyton Manning – 2012) and unrestricted free agency (guard Louis Vasquez – 2013). Of Denver’s 29 selections made in Elway’s four years leading its NFL Draft preparations, 25 of them remain on the roster, including two who have already earned Pro Bowl honors (Miller, 2011-12 and tight end Julius Thomas, 2013).

Additionally, five college free agents during the last three years have appeared on the club’s active roster, including cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who in 2013 was named the NFL’s Most Underrated Player by CBSSports.com.

The Broncos’ 2013 squad, more than 90 percent comprised of players acquired or re-signed by Elway, advanced to Super Bowl XLVIII to mark Denver’s first Super Bowl appearance in 15 years. Manning, who was signed by Elway on March 20, 2012, set NFL single-season records for touchdown passes (55) and passing yards (5,477) to earn his fifth Most Valuable Player Award from the Associated Press.

The Broncos’ 2013 offense, which was the highest-scoring (606 pts.) unit in league history, received key contributions from unrestricted free agent acquisitions Vasquez (first-team AP All-Pro) and wide receiver Wes Welker (career-high 10 TD receptions). Rookie running back Montee Ball, selected by the Broncos in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, also was a pivotal part of the Broncos’ playoff push, posting the second-best rushing average (6.5 avg., 52-337) in the NFL during the final six weeks of the season.

Linebacker Danny Trevathan, a sixth-round pick by Elway in 2012, led the club with 124 tackles in 2013 while defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, an unrestricted free agent addition, anchored the Broncos’ Top-10 rushing defense.

The Broncos’ 2012 campaign, which included 11 consecutive victories by at least seven points to end the regular season, was marked by Elway’s acquisition of Manning, who finished the year as runner-up for league MVP and was named Comeback Player of the Year by the Associated Press. The first executive in the Super Bowl era to lead a four-win improvement and deliver a division title in each of his first two years with a team, Elway was recognized nationally by finishing second in The Sporting News’ 2012 Executive of the Year voting.

Miller, who became Elway’s first draft pick as an NFL executive when he selected the pass rusher with the No. 2 overall pick in 2011, was one of seven Broncos to make the Pro Bowl in 2012, marking the club’s highest such total in 11 seasons. The defense also received contributions from second round draft pick Derek Wolfe, who became the 13th defensive lineman in NFL history to start every game and have at least six sacks as a rookie.

During his first year in his new role, Elway immediately made his mark as an NFL executive by guiding the Broncos to an historic turnaround in 2011. He assembled a team that became only the third since the 1970 NFL merger to win its division and a playoff game with a new head coach following four or fewer wins the previous season.

His first NFL Draft class in 2011, which included AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Miller and tackle Orlando Franklin, produced the second-most starts (56) in the league that season. Free-agent running back Willis McGahee earned Pro Bowl recognition after leading the NFL’s top rushing offense with 1,199 rushing yards.

Elway’s initial decision leading the Broncos’ football operations was hiring widely respected NFL veteran John Fox as the 14th head coach in team history on Jan. 13, 2011. Fox proved to be the perfect fit for the Broncos, finishing third in the Associated Press’ NFL Coach of the Year voting after helping the franchise earn its first AFC West title and playoff victory in six seasons.

In 2010, Elway worked for the Broncos as a consultant on various initiatives after gaining a substantial amount of football operations experience during eight years as co-owner and chief executive officer of the Arena Football League’s Colorado Crush (2002-09). He ran the day-to-day operations of the Crush from its founding in June 2002, leading the club to an ArenaBowl championship just three years later.

Elway was heavily involved in the Crush’s business operations, including marketing, promotions and sponsorships, with his efforts resulting in the club being recognized as a premier franchise on and off the field. He was named AFL Executive of the Year in 2003, a season in which the Crush won the Commissioner’s Award presented annually to the most outstanding AFL franchise, and was honored as co-recipient of the 2005 Founders Award for his contributions to the AFL and its growth.

During his time with the Crush, Elway worked closely with Bowlen, who served as one-third owner of the franchise beginning with its inception. He held various committee assignments, including working as co-chair of the AFL’s competition committee and chairman of the league’s executive committee beginning in 2007.

After the Crush struggled through a 2-14 inaugural season, Elway turned the fortunes of the team around by hiring Mike Dailey as its new head coach. The Crush compiled a 46-34 (.575) mark under Dailey from 2004-08, including a 6-3 record in the postseason, and captured two Central Division titles (2005-06) during his tenure.

The pinnacle of Elway’s time with the Crush came in 2005 when the club won ArenaBowl XIX in just its third year of existence by defeating the Georgia Force 51-48 in the championship game.

The starting quarterback for the Broncos in an NFL-record five Super Bowls, Elway capped off his tenure as a player for the organization in 1998 by winning Most Valuable Player honors in Super Bowl XXXIII after leading the Broncos to their second consecutive World Championship. He retired as the all-time winningest starting quarterback in NFL history with a career mark of 148-82-1 (.643) while finishing with the second-most passing yards (51,475) and third-most passing touchdowns (300) in league annals.

Always driven by pressure, Elway directed the Broncos on a league-record 47 fourth-quarter or overtime, game-winning or game-saving drives in his legendary career. He also earned a franchise-record nine Pro Bowl selections and was named the Associated Press’ NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1987.

A 1999 inductee into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame, Elway was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

He graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in economics while concluding his collegiate playing career with five major NCAA Division I-A records and nine major Pacific-10 Conference marks. As a senior, Elway was a consensus All-American and finished second in the Heisman Trophy balloting in addition to setting virtually every Pac-10 and Stanford career passing record en route to being the No. 1 overall selection in the 1983 NFL Draft.

A highly touted athlete from Granada Hills High School (Calif.), Elway also played baseball (outfielder/pitcher) at Stanford and was twice selected in the Major League Baseball Draft (18th round by Kansas City in 1979 and 2nd round by the New York Yankees in 1981). He was named the Yankees’ top prospect by Baseball America and played outfield for the club’s short-season Single-A affiliate Oneonta Yankees (N.Y.) in the summer of 1982.

Elway’s late father, Jack, retired from the Broncos in 2000 after seven years with the club, including the last five as the team’s director of pro scouting. Born June 28, 1960, John is married (Paige) and has four children: daughters Jessica Gwen (28), Jordan Marie (26) and Juliana (22), and son Jack (24).