Broncos elect Elam, Fletcher, Lynch to Ring of Fame

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 file photo, Denver Broncos kicker Jason Elam (1) follows through as he kicks the game-winning field goal in overtime against the Oakland Raiders during a football game in Denver. A trio of former players is heading into the Denver Broncos' Ring of Fame: kicker Jason Elam, linebacker Simon Fletcher and safety John Lynch, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) A trio of former players is heading into the Denver Broncos' Ring of Fame: kicker Jason Elam, linebacker Simon Fletcher and safety John Lynch.

Owner Pat Bowlen, who was inducted last year, created the Ring of Fame in 1984 to honor players and administrators who played significant roles in the franchise's history.

Elam played the first 15 of 17 NFL seasons in Denver, where he's the all-time leader in field goals and points.

Fletcher spent his entire career (1985-95) with the Broncos and is the franchise's all-time sacks leader with 97 1/2. He appeared in 172 consecutive games and never missed a game in his career.

Lynch played four seasons (2004-07) in Denver and was a Pro Bowler each season.

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