The 83-year-old, retired high school coach of Broncos coach Vic Fangio: "I love him like my own son" (Paul Klee, The Gazette)
Jack Henzes is 83. Coach Henzes won an extraordinary 444 games at Dunmore High, and only one Pennsylvania coach, the late George Curry, won more. In the days before and after he begrudgingly retired from coaching due to health issues in April, Henzes has received a phone call from Fangio every two weeks.
Paying it forward: How Vic Fangio is already leaving a significant imprint on Colorado football (Nicki Jhabvala, The Denver Post)
When the players and coaches sauntered onto the turf, awaiting them was a crowd of more than 130 high school coaches from 64 schools across Colorado, all standing behind a yellow rope along the sideline. Nearly a dozen coach at the highest classifications — 4A and 5A — but a handful of others coach 6-man and 8-man.
Many traveled hours to see a Fangio-run practice and to pick the coach's brain about scheme and football philosophy, practice structure and general development.
New head coach, new start for Broncos DL DeMarcus Walker (Ryan O'Halloran, The Denver Post)
During the winter, Walker's hard work focused on building strength. Previously, he said he lifted the 315-pound bar "probably 4-5 times and I did it 12 times this offseason. … I'm way stronger than I was previously. I'm using that to my advantage."
Champ Bailey elected to Broncos' Ring of Fame (Mike Klis, 9NEWS)
"It comes as no surprise that Champ has been voted into the Broncos' Ring of Fame in his first year of eligibility," said Broncos President & CEO Joe Ellis said. "Not only did he make so many incredible plays as a Bronco, but the consistency and leadership he brought to this organization for 10 seasons as a perennial All-Pro was second-to-none."
He played eight games for San Antonio, played really well, and when the AAF went belly up, Bausby quickly signed up with the Broncos. He had previously played for Broncos head coach Vic Fangio and defensive coordinator Ed Donatell when they were all with the Chicago Bears.
Catching on: Langley switches from cornerback to receiver (Pat Graham, Associated Press)
Langley has long floated between DB and WR. During his high school days in Marietta, Georgia, he was a standout at both. At the University of Georgia, he was primarily a defensive back. After transferring to Lamar, he began as a receiver (catching a 20-yard TD pass against Baylor) before moving over to defense that season (he had an 86-yard interception return for a score against Incarnate Word). In his two seasons at Lamar, he finished with seven interceptions for 135 yards while hauling in four passes for 51 yards.