Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; A general view of the stage before the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft: Gene Mingo To Announce Denver Broncos Second-Round Selection Friday Night


The National Football League announces prior to every draft 32 former players — one from each team will represent them Friday night during the second-round selections at the Radio Music Hall in New York. The list includes 11 Hall of Famers with 5 from the Class of 2014.

As for the Denver Broncos, former running back Gene Mingo will do the honors announcing their second-round pick. Mingo was a member of the Denver Broncos back in the American Football League days, where he spend five years with the club (1960-64). In those five years, Mingo would carry the ball 185 times while racking up 777 yards on the ground; good for 4.2 yards per carry. Mingo was also a member on special teams where he would return a punt 76 yards which was the longest in the league in 1960.

In his first season with the Broncos back in 1960, that’s when he would have a career-year. The back would carry the ball 83 times, collecting 323 yards on the ground while adding four touchdowns. He would go on to play in the NFL for four more years, spending two with the Miami Dolphins and two with the rival Oakland Raiders.

Mingo was also a two-way player, serving a kicker as well. He would make 112-of-120 field goals throughout his career which was around 50.9% percent.

Notable Achievements:

  • Pro Bowler – 1962
  • Led the AFL in points scored – 1960 (123)
  • Longest Punt Return – 1960 (76 yards)
  • Total Field Goals made – 1960 (18)
  • Field Goal Percentage – 1960 (64.3%)

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