Pat Bowlen, Beloved Broncos Owner, Dies At 75

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Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen passed away Thursday night. He was 75-year-old. Bowlen, who will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, had been battling Alzheimer’s disease. His family announced his passing in a statement via the Broncos website.

“We are saddened to inform everyone that our beloved husband and father, Pat Bowlen passed on to the next chapter of his life late Thursday night peacefully at home surrounded by family. His soul will live on through the Broncos, the city of Denver and all of our fans.”

Bowlen purchased the Broncos in 1984 and oversaw the most successful era in the franchise’s history. The Broncos won three Super Bowls (XXXII, XXXIII, 50) during his tenure and won the AFC championship seven times.

Bowlen is the only owner in NFL history to achieve 300 overall victories during his first 30 seasons. He was elected to the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 2015, and is a member of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.

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