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    Default Broncos Legends: A look back through Rich 'Tombstone' Jackson's Broncos career

    In our Broncos Legends series, we're revisiting the careers of some of the best players in franchise history with video highlights and rarely seen photos and they'll join us to break down their favorite moments as a Bronco and more. Here's a refresher on Rich Jackson's time in Denver.
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    The man who would be known as "Tombstone" arrived in Denver to little fanfare. On July 16, 1967, the Broncos dealt Lionel Taylor and Jerry Sturm to the Raiders in exchange for Jackson, Ray Schmautz and Richard Tyson. Presumably it was Tyson, a 1966 third-round pick, who was the centerpiece acquisition in the deal at the time; Jackson, an undrafted player, had played five games as a rookie in 1966.

    "We need offensive linemen and linebackers with some experience," head coach Lou Saban said at the time, according to a UPI wire story in the New York Times.
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    Broncos Legends: Rich Jackson's Broncos career in photos

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    Broncos Legends: Rich Jackson remembers induction into Black College Football Hall Of Fame

    Feb 19, 2021

    As part of our "Broncos Legends" series, former defensive lineman Rich "Tombstone" Jackson looks back on his induction to the Black College Football Hall of Fame and explains why he celebrating Black history shouldn't be limited to just one month.

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    Man if his knees hadn't given out. People wouldn't mention him in the same breath as deacon jones.

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    Jackson was among the first of a new generation of DEs who used speed more than power. If you can't get to the guy with the ball, you can't tackle himm. He wasn't in Dumervil's category but he showed undersized guys with Doom's skill set could flourish in pro football. Deacon Jones was similar, as was Elvin Bethea.
    I miss the old Mile High Stadium.

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