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September 29, 2016

BRONCOS HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER STEVE ANTONOPULOS TO BE INDUCTED INTO UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO HALL OF FAME ON FRIDAY

DENVER — Denver Broncos Head Athletic Trainer Steve Antonopulos will be inducted into the University of Northern Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Friday in Greeley, Colo.

‘Greek’ is currently in his 40th year with the team. He began his career as an assistant athletic trainer in 1976, working his way up to the Director of Rehabilitation in 1979. Antonopulos became the head athletic trainer the following year, a position he has held for 35 seasons.

In 2011, Antonopulos was named the Fain-Cain Memorial Award recipient, an award that is given annually to a NFL trainer who best exemplifies a long-term commitment to the NFL as well as exemplary performance. He has received numerous honors throughout his career, including heading the 1987 NFL/PFATS Athletic Training Staff of the Year and being recognized with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Athletic Trainer Service Award in 1996 and the NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2006.

Antonopulos, the longest-tenured Broncos employee in team history, was celebrated in a Broncos’ team meeting prior to the start of training camp.

Antonopulos (1967-73) earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degree from UNC. He is one of six members of the UNC Hall of Fame Class of 2016. 

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