Craig Morton

Inducted 1986

FOOTBALL

Craig Morton was one of three Ring of Fame inductees in 1988, along with fellow teammates wide receiver Haven Moses and placekicker Jim Turner.

Morton who came to the Broncos through a trade with the New York Giants in 1977, was Denver’s starting quarterback for most of the period from 1975 to 1982 and led the team to its first Super Bowl berth in 1977, as he engineered the Broncos to a 12-2 regular season record and home playoff wins over Pittsburgh and arch-rival Oakland. Morton, who also starred with the Dallas Cowboys in the early 1970s, earned a variety of awards for his on-field performance in 1977, including AFC Most Valuable Player honors.

During his career with Denver, he led the team to two divisional titles (1977 & 1978). He ranks second in all-time Broncos history in total plays from scrimmage (1,693), total offense (12,355), most passes attempted (1,594), most completions (907), most passing yards (11,895), and most touchdown passes (74). His average gain per play figure of 7.30 is tied for first with fellow Ring of Fame quarterback Charley Johnson.

Morton also once completed 16 consecutive passes in a game and once had a streak of nine consecutive games with a touchdown pass. Morton has gone into business in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he now resides.

Craig Morton

Craig Morton was one of three Ring of Fame inductees in 1988.