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Test your Broncos knowledge with 7 questions

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Posted at 6:21 PM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-06 22:30:30-05

Let's test your knowledge of the Denver Broncos.

In honor of former quarterback, and current GM John Elway, let's go with seven questions, which was Elway's jersey number.

And let's start with jersey numbers.

No. 1: How many numbers have the Denver Broncos retired?

No. 2: How many Broncos are in the stadium's Ring of Fame?

No. 3: How many Broncos are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

No. 4: What year did the Broncos become a franchise?

No. 5: Which Broncos' player holds the record for the longest field goal and how long was it?

No. 6: How many Super Bowls have the Broncos played?

No. 7: What year did they win their 1st Super Bowl trophy?

Answers:

No. 1: How many numbers have the Denver Broncos retired?

The Broncs have retired three numbers -- 7 (John Elway), 44 (Floyd Little) and 18 (Frank Tripucka). When Peyton Manning joined the Broncos and wanted to wear No. 18, Tripucka agreed to allow that.

"I had the privilege of speaking with Peyton Manning this morning, and I let him know that I would be honored if he wore No. 18 for the Denver Broncos," Tripucka said in 2012. "I have admired Peyton for a long time. He is one of the all-time greats, and having him wear the same jersey that I did brings me a lot of joy. I cant wait to see him in No. 18."

No. 2: How many Broncos are in the stadium's Ring of Fame?

The Ring of Fame at Sports Authority Field at Mile High has the names of 28 Broncos, with the addition of owner Pat Bowlen in 2015.

No. 3: How many Broncos are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

The Broncos have six people in the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- Willie Brown (1963-1966), Tony Dorsett (1988), John Elway (1983-1998), Floyd Little (1967-1975), Shannon Sharpe (1990-99, 2002-03) and Gary Zimmerman (1993-1997).

Three Broncos are finalists for the 2015 Hall of Fame class -- Terrell Davis, Steve Atwater and John Lynch.

No. 4: What year did the Broncos become a franchise?

The Broncos became a franchise of the America Football League in 1960.

No. 5: Which Broncos' player holds the record for the longest field goal and how long was it?

If you guessed Jason Elam, you're close.

Elam, Tom Dempsey, Jason Elam, Sebastian Janikowski and David Akers are No. 2 on the list for longest field goal. That group is all tied at 63 yards.

The Broncos player who holds the record is Matt Prater who kicked a 64-yard field goal in 2013.

The kicks by Prater, Elam and Janikowski all occurred in Denver, where some say the thin air gives kickers an advantage.

No. 6: How many Super Bowls have the Broncos played?

This is the Broncos 8th trip to the Super Bowl. The team is 2-5 in the championship game.

No.7: When did the Broncos win their 1st Super Bowl trophy?

The Broncos won their first World Championship 31-24 over the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXII. One year later the team won again, giving the Broncos franchise back-to-back titles. (The 1997 and 1998 seasons, for those who don't speak Roman numerals.)

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