Sellers remains in Denver as a substitute teacher.
Excluding players who came here after having been a part of a world championship team elsewhere (such as kicker Jim Turner, who was on the Super Bowl III champion New York Jets), the first two Broncos to wear Super Bowl rings were cornerback Goldie Sellers and running back Wendell Hayes.
The two would later go on to win Super Bowl IV with the Kansas City Chiefs, but their careers in Denver were noteworthy in their own right.
Hayes was a free agent from Humboldt State who played in Denver from 1965-67, and Sellers was Denver’s eighth-round draft choice in 1966.
Hayes led the Broncos in rushing in 1966, while Sellers had a notable two years in orange and blue, leading the American Football League in 1966 in kickoff-return average with a tremendous 28.5-yard average. He also led the team with seven interceptions in 1967.
Sellers still has a place in the Denver record book as one of two Broncos to return two kickoffs for touchdowns.
Both of his scoring returns came against the Houston Oilers in 1966.
Sellers’ second kick-return touchdown came in one of the great Denver games of all-time, a 40-38 win in the second meeting between the two teams, which I vividly remember attending at old Bears Stadium.
Future Hall of Fame quarterback George Blanda accounted for 38 points for Houston, throwing five touchdown passes, kicking all five extra points and a field goal as well.
But Sellers had a dramatic 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the midst of a Bronco rally and Denver came from behind to win 40-38.
However, enigmatic head coach/general manager Lou Saban traded both players to…