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Retired Denver Bronco Rick Upchurch speaks about game commitment to the players and coaches of the Craig Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade football teams Wednesday afternoon at the CMS field. Upchurch was part of the Broncos roster from 1975 to 1983 and will be inducted into the team's Ring of Fame in September.

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Craig Middle School football teams learn from Denver Broncos great

Rick Upchurch talks dedication with young athletes

Only a small percentage of athletes ever reach the top levels of competition in their sport, meaning to meet someone who’s been part of the tradition of the World Series or the Stanley Cup is a rarity. Apparently, the players of the Craig Middle School football teams are just that lucky. The seventh and eighth grade teams received a surprise visit in their first week of practices from Denver Broncos great Rick Upchurch on Wednesday afternoon.

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