Broncos team owner Pat Bowlen's election to the Ring of Fame brings a lot of pride to many who have felt his influence, and his wife Annabel Bowlen couldn't be more appreciative of the honor to be bestowed upon Pat when he's inducted in the coming season.
"I am incredibly proud of Pat joining the Broncos' Ring of Fame," said Annabel. "It's very humbling for my family to see Pat receive this honor for everything he has meant to the Broncos during his 32 years as owner.
"Pat created the Ring of Fame when he first became owner as a way to pay tribute to this team's all-time greats," she added. "It's fitting that he will now stand alongside these amazing Broncos who have had such an outstanding and lasting impact on this franchise."
"Pat's contributions to the Broncos and the National Football League are the result of his competiveness, humility and generosity. From day one, Pat has kept an intense focus on winning and doing things the right way while always viewing himself as a steward of a team that ultimately belongs to the fans.
"My family is absolutely thrilled that Pat Bowlen is the newest member of the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame."