DENVER - After playing for five teams in the NFL, wide receiver Brandon Stokley has a new job -- he's working for 7NEWS.
He'll join 7SPORTS director Lionel Bienvenu and 7SPORTS anchor Arran Andersen as our Super Bowl analyst during special coverage Sunday from 7 a.m. to noon on Denver's 7.
Stokley has played for both teams in the Super Bowl this year -- the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. He played on the Baltimore Ravens from 1999-2002 and again during their Super Bowl run last year. He's played for the team that plays at Met Life Stadium-- the New York Giants and he's played for the Indianapolis Colts.
And yes, when he played for the Colts and when he played for the Broncos last season, he played with quarterback Peyton Manning.
They didn't just play together, they're best friends.
Stokley is partially responsible for Manning coming to the Broncos. When Manning was recovering from surgery, Stokley went to North Carolina to work out and catch with Manning. And when Manning visited Colorado while interviewing with several teams, he stayed at Stokley's house.
After Manning signed with the Broncos, Stokley did too, for one year. Then he went to the Ravens for one year before retiring.
Stokley won two Super Bowls -- the one with the Ravens and one with Manning in Indy.