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Goose Gonsoulin passes away

Legendary Bronco Austin "Goose" Gonsoulin passed away Monday morning. He was 76.

The safety, inducted into the Broncos' Ring of Fame in its 1984 inaugural class, was a big figure in the team's history, as well as in professional football's.

Gonsoulin still holds the record for most interceptions in a season by a Bronco with 11, which came during his rookie season. He's also second in team history in total interceptions with 43. With four interceptions in one game against Buffalo in 1960, Gonsoulin is tied for first in the NFL for most picks in a single game.

One of the original Broncos as a member of the team from its first season in 1960, Gonsoulin was a two-time First-Team All-Pro and a five-time Pro Bowler. He was also named to the second-team AFL All-Time Team.

As a Bronco, Gonsoulin appeared in 94 games, playing from 1960-66. He was a captain at Baylor before being drafted in the 17th round of the 1960 NFL Draft at No. 203 overall. He was born June 7, 1938 in Port Arthur, Texas.

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