ATLANTA Denver Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen and former cornerback Champ Bailey were selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019, it was announced on Saturday night at NFL Honors from the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
Chosen by the 48-person Selection Committee, Bowlen (contributor) and Bailey (modern-era) will be officially enshrined with the rest of the Class of 2019 in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio in August as the main event of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week.
This represents the first time multiple Broncos have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the same class. Bowlen and Bailey become the sixth and seventh Broncos to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame, joining quarterback John Elway (Class of 2004), tackle Gary Zimmerman (Class of 2008), running back Floyd Little (Class of 2010), tight end Shannon Sharpe (Class of 2011) and running back Terrell Davis (Class of 2017).
Others with ties to the Broncos who are also enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame include cornerback Willie Brown (1984), running back Tony Dorsett (1994), General Manager Fred Gehrke (1972), defensive tackle Stan Jones (1991) and running back Doak Walker (1986). Cornerback Ty Law, who spent the 2009 season with the Broncos, was also announced as a modern-era selection for the Class of 2019.