This week, the NFL gets back to football. And the Broncos’ newest Ring of Famer, wide receiver Rod Smith, will be in New York City to help celebrate.
As part of the 2012 NFL Kickoff Show, Smith will be part of the pregame celebration at Rockefeller Center on Wednesday in advance of the first game of the season, when the Dallas Cowboys take on the New York Giants.
Smith is one of 32 NFL alumni — one player representing each team — that will take part in the festivities along with a fan of each team.
For the Broncos, that fan will be Bob Disher of Castle Rock, Colo. Disher won the inaugural NFL Fan Flag Challenge, which asked fans to submit designs with elements representative of their team’s city, community, traditions or fans.
Disher’s winning entry — which can be seen below — will be unveiled by Smith during Wednesday’s Kickoff Show.
The event, featuring performances by No Doubt and Mariah Carey, is presented by Bud Light and will be televised from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. MDT on NBC and NFL Network.
Disher has been a season-ticket holder since 1984 and wrote that he has been a Broncos fan “all of my life!” Two of the most important parts of his design, he wrote in his winning entry, are the Broncos orange and the fact that the newest logo is in the “fourth quarter” of the flag, which brings to mind John Elway’s comebacks in the fourth quarter.
View the flag after the jump: