With Denver’s season opener vs. Pittsburgh appearing in primetime on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, Tony Dungy visited the Broncos on Monday.
Dungy, the former head coach of Indianapolis, is a studio host for Football Night in America, which precedes the Sunday Night Football game each week on NBC.
After practice, Dungy visited with some of his former players who are now Broncos — quarterback Peyton Manning, wide receiver Brandon Stokley and tight end Jacob Tamme.
Stokley, who played under Dungy in Indianapolis for four seasons, said he enjoyed catching up with his former coach.
“It’s great to see Coach Dungy,” Stokley said. “He’s a special person, and not just a great coach but a great person. He meant a lot to me and to my family. It’s always great to see him.”
Linebacker Wesley Woodyard said he appreciated getting to meet someone that he’s looked up to for a long time.
“He’s one of my biggest role models,” Woodyard said. “I read his books, just the things that he’s been through and to continue to stand strong in his faith, that shows a lot about what kind of person he is.”
Head Coach John Fox went over to say hello to Dungy on the field after practice as well.
“It’s just always good to see old friends,” Fox said. “I’ve known Tony for a long time. I followed him, really, into Pittsburgh way back in the 80s so from the standpoint as a colleague, somebody you have respect for, it’s always nice to have those guys around.”
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