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September 05, 2012


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. —Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox on Wednesday announced the team captains for the 2012 season.

The following players were voted as team captains by their teammates:

QB Peyton Manning (11th season as captain)
– Entering his 15th NFL season, the NFL’s only four-time MVP was named a team captain during each of his last 10 seasons with Indianapolis.

G Chris Kuper (3rd season as captain)
– The longest-tenured offensive player on the club (seventh season), he enters his third consecutive campaign as a team captain.

RB Willis McGahee (1st season as captain)
– The 10th-year running back, who led the Broncos with 1,199 rushing yards in 2011, will serve as an interim offensive captain during G Chris Kuper’s absence due to injury.

CB Champ Bailey (6th season as captain)
– The longest-tenured player on the Broncos (ninth season with the team) and an 11-time Pro Bowl selection, Bailey is in his sixth consecutive season as a captain for the club.

DE Elvis Dumervil (1st season as captain)
– The third-longest-tenured defensive player with the club (seventh season), this is his first season as a team captain.
Special Teams

LB Wesley Woodyard (4th season as captain)
– In his fourth consecutive season as a team captain, he also served as a game captain during his rookie season in 2008, making him one of two players in franchise history (RB Floyd Little) to serve as a captain in his first five seasons with the club.

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