Colorado's professional and collegiate sports teams have produced some of the country's most well-known athletes.
Denver Broncos GM John Elway played for the team from 1983 to 1998.
Peyton Manning played for the Denver Broncos from 2012 to 2015.
Dikembe Mutombo played for the Denver Nuggets from 1991 to 1996. Courtesy: J.D. Cuban/Staff
Patrick Roy at a press conference at the Pepsi Center on April 25, 2014. Roy is a former player and head coach of the Colorado Avalanche ice hockey team.
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 08: Outside linebacker Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos looks on before taking on the Carolina Panthers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 8, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Allen Iverson played for the Denver Nuggets from 2006 to 2008.
Carmelo Anthony played for the Denver Nuggets from 2003 to 2011.
Former NBA star Chauncey Billups was born in Denver.
Olympic medal-winning swimmer Missy Franklin grew up in Centennial and graduated from Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora.
ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was born in Boulder. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Olympic athlete Amy Van Dyken was born in Denver.
ST MORITZ, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 16: Lindsey Vonn of the USA poses with the Women's World Cup Downhill Crystal Globe trophy after the Women's Downhill Race on March 16, 2016 in St Moritz, Switzerland. Vonn trains in Colorado. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Larry Walker played with the Colorado Rockies from 1995 to 2004. Courtesy: Brian Bahr
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 22, 2013: Todd Helton tips his hat to acknowledge cheers after it was announced that the two runs he knocked in with a fifth inning double resulted in Helton's 1400th RBI against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field.
30 Dec 2001: Running back Terrell Davis #30 of the Denver Broncos hits his stride with a 34 yard gain against the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr/Getty Images.
Ed McCaffrey played for the Denver Broncos from 1995 to 2003.
Peter Forsberg helped the Colorado Avalanche win the Stanley Cup in 1996 and 2001.
Joe Sakic played professional ice hockey with the Colorado Avalanche.
1 Aug 1998: Quarterback Kordell Stewart #10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in action during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio. Stewart played college football at the University of Colorado.
25 Jun 1995: First baseman Andres Galarraga of the Colorado Rockies throws the ball during a game against the San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. The Rockies won the game 11-4. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport