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Craig Middle School seventh-grade football player Caleb Cuevas shakes the hand of former Denver Broncos player Rick Upchurch, left, on Wednesday afternoon, as Upchurch also talks with Cuevas' teammates Carter Ogden, middle left, Josh Pando, middle right, and Conner Murphy, right.

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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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