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Former Denver great Elway honored

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

The Broncos released a statement, congratulating former star quarterback John Elway on his selection as the Walter Camp Foundation Man of the Year.

The award honors someone involved in the game who has attained a measure of success and who has been a leader committed to public service. Previous winners include Roger Staubach, Gale Sayers and Dick Butkus.

Here is the statement from Denver owner Pat Bowlen’s on Elway’s honor: “On behalf of the Denver Broncos Football Club, I’d like to congratulate John Elway for receiving this great award. In addition to being the greatest Denver Bronco of all time, John is one of the few who is among the greatest players of all time in both college and pro football. His receiving this accolade from the Walter Camp Football Foundation is an honor well deserved by John for public service and community work that equal his greatness on the field. He has always been generous with his time for a myriad causes that benefit those in need and it is gratifying to me and the entire Broncos organization to see John named for this honor.”