The captains are at midfield for the coin toss — Ryan Clady, Elvis Dumervil, Champ Bailey, Chris Kuper and Willis McGahee represented the Broncos. In addition, honorary captains Terrell Davis and former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand, who is battling back from an injury that resulted in a severe spinal injury, were at midfield as well.
The Chiefs called heads, and it was tails. Denver won the toss and elected to defer, so the Chiefs received the ball to start the game.
After the coin toss, Tim Tebow greeted LeGrand on his way off the field.
After a touchback, the Broncos starting defense took the field. Robert Ayers, Brodrick Bunkley, Marcus Thomas and Elvis Dumervil are the defensive line. D.J. Williams, Joe Mays and Von Miller are at linebacker, and the secondary consists of Champ Bailey, Andre’ Goodman, Quinton Carter and David Bruton — replacing an inactive Brian Dawkins.
After a Kansas City punt, the Broncos offense took the field. Starting at offensive line are Ryan Clady, Zane Beadles, J.D. Walton, Chris Kuper and Orlando Franklin. Tim Tebow is at quarterback. At receiver are Eddie Royal and Eric Decker. Tight ends Daniel Fells and Virgil Green are in for the opening play of the drive, and Willis McGahee is lined up at running back.
With his start today, Clady joined T Claudie Minor (’74-77) as the only players in club history to start every game during their first four years.