He Was Only Supposed To Help Assist Head Coach Frank Filchock
When Frank Tripucka first arrived in Denver in 1960 to work for the newly-formed Broncos by the newly-formed American Football League, he was only supposed to help assist head coach Frank Filchock in a coaching capacity.Tripucka -- who died Thursday morning at the age of 85 -- started for two more seasons (and led the league in passing yards again in 1962). He was such an important part of franchise history, the team retired his No. 18 jersey. Which he then graciously allowed Peyton Manning to wear.��I have admired Peyton for a long time, " Tripucka said at the time, via the team website. "He is one of the all-time greats, and having him wear the same jersey that I did brings me a lot of joy." ��Frank will always hold a very special place in Broncos history for what he meant to this organization and community, " the Broncos said in a statement. ��We are all deeply saddened by his passing this morning. Our hearts and prayers go out to Frank's wife, Randy, his seven children and the rest of the Tripucka family.��
It's Really An Great Honor To Wear It
Frank Tripucka, who was the first Denver Broncos quarterback passed away this morning. It's really a sad news for everyone who love him. The whole team sent their prayers to Frank's families as soon as they heard that sad news. During his time in Denver, he made a lot of achievements for the team. He played an important role in the team . Thus the Denvers retired his No. 18 jersey. However, he loved Peyton so much so that he allowed him to wear. For Peyton, it's really an great honor to wear it.Having NFL apparel and accessories is indispensable if you want to be a hardcore fan. Come to our shop and we can satisfy you.
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