Broncos elect former coach Red Miller to Ring of Fame

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos have elected former coach Red Miller to the Ring of Fame, the team announced Thursday.

Miller will become the 32nd member of the Ring of Fame.

Miller was 40-22 in regular season and 2-3 in the playoffs while Broncos coach from 1977 to 1980. He never had a losing season, tying for the fourth-most regular-season wins in the NFL during his tenure — a figure that ranks fourth in Broncos history.

“We always have a couple of names to go over,” Broncos Ring of Fame committee member John Beake said. “Red, as we were discussing, it became unanimous that this is who we’d like to place into the Ring of Fame based on the fact that his coaching career — coming in 1977 and his four years here — were really sterling years that opened the doors and a pathway for the Denver Broncos to go on to where we are today.

“To have him be the head coach of the first appearance in a Super Bowl in ‘77 in New Orleans versus Dallas was quite a landmark for someone who came in their first year and has that opportunity, especially at that time. It was a new era for the Denver Broncos and we wanted to recognize Red Miller.”

This season marks the 40th anniversary of Super Bowl XII, where Miller led the Orange Crush Broncos to their first of eight AFC championships.

Miller’s induction ceremony will take place during halftime of a Broncos home game later this season.