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Old 10-10-2012, 12:36 PM   #1
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Default Congrats Steve Atwater

Just 12 days after he was listed as a candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013, former Broncos safety Steve Atwater received another honor.

The Ring of Famer is one of six individuals that will be inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame this April.

Atwater, the 20th player to be inducted into the Broncos Ring of Fame in 2005, was a first-round pick in the 1989 NFL Draft. He was voted to a franchise-record tying seven consecutive Pro Bowls, and his eight total Pro Bowl selections are the second most by a player in Broncos history.


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Old 10-10-2012, 12:46 PM   #2
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loved Atwater.

wish we had an Atwater on this team
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:58 PM   #3
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loved Atwater.

wish we had an Atwater on this team
What, Rahim the Dream isn't good enough?
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:11 PM   #4
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Loved S.A. too.

Who would you rather have in there prime.

Dawkins or Atwater
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:13 PM   #5
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Glad to see Atwater getting his due. I got him to sign my SB XXXII hat at Elway's induction, at the time I told him he would make it some day.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:17 PM   #6
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Great to hear, he deserves it.

Eight probowls, 3 SBs, 4 AFCCGs, 2 rings and a reputation as one of the hardest hitting, but clean, players in the game.

Glad we let him retire as a Bronco. Good luck Smiling Assassin.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:21 PM   #7
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*raise glass to steve atwater* well deserved.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:32 PM   #8
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:41 PM   #9
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loved Atwater.

wish we had an Atwater on this team
In this day and age, he'd be suspended by Goodell every game.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:11 PM   #10
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Does anyone have his full stats? All NFL.com has are interceptions and sacks.. no tackles listed...

I really hope he makes the HoF.
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Atwater would have been fined right and left in today's wuss league. Yes I'd love a stud not a dud S.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:32 PM   #12
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Wonder what his fine totals would be if he was playing in today's NFL?
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:41 PM   #13
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Atwater a true class act all around.
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Loved S.A. too.

Who would you rather have in there prime.

Dawkins or Atwater
You couldn't go wrong with either one, but I'd take Atwater....

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Old 10-10-2012, 05:23 PM   #15
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Does anyone have his full stats? All NFL.com has are interceptions and sacks.. no tackles listed...

I really hope he makes the HoF.
He had over 1,000 tackles as a Bronco....
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:37 PM   #16
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He had over 1,000 tackles as a Bronco....
I found that ridiculously hard to believe considering Dawkins played 5 more years than Atwater and only had 900, but I'll damned if Atwater didn't have 1074.

He had 173 in ONE SEASON and he missed a game! That's insane.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:52 PM   #17
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Atwater is first ballot HoF material IMHO. That being said, he's a Bronco so it will take 20 years, if he gets in at all...
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:00 PM   #18
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Atwater is first ballot HoF material IMHO. That being said, he's a Bronco so it will take 20 years, if he gets in at all...
I was really surprised to see he had so few forced fumbles for how ridiculously hard he hit.
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I was really surprised to see he had so few forced fumbles for how ridiculously hard he hit.
Perhaps opposing players knew they'd better have their head on a swivel and sub-consciously exercise better ball protection?

I like how that one guy said he not only made himself a star on the Okoye hit, he diminished Okoye's intimidation factor.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:02 PM   #21
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I choose to believe that the only reason Atwater isn't in the hall of fame is because he only played ten years. But then again, DS49 ain't in either.
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only... I bet his first ten minuets out of bed is total pain
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did you guys know that Bailey is cousins with atwater and played together as children ?
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did you guys know that Bailey is cousins with atwater and played together as children ?

Proof?
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