Former Broncos cornerback/kick returner Goldie Sellers dies at 78

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Previous Denver Broncos cornerback/kick returner Goldie Sellers died Saturday night of issues from most cancers, his household declared. He was 78.

Sellers performed two seasons for the Broncos (1966-67) and was traded by then-Broncos coach Lou Saban to the Kansas Town Chiefs, where he performed for two additional seasons, such as the Chiefs’ gain in Super Bowl IV.

His taking part in career finished with a leg injuries before the 1970 season.

Sellers, who performed at Grambling under famous coach Eddie Robinson, was an eighth-round decide by the Broncos in the American Football League draft in 1996 (he was a twentieth-round decide by the Chicago Bears in the NFL draft that 12 months) and performed in 14 game titles as a rookie.

He intercepted 13 passes in his four seasons combined, such as seven in 1967, compelled seven fumbles and led the AFL in kickoff returns as a rookie in ’66 with a 28.five yards for each return average.

He experienced two kickoff returns for touchdowns in his career, such as a a hundred-yard exertion in opposition to the Houston Oilers, to go with a punt return for a score.

Sellers returned to the Denver space following his taking part in career and labored in gross sales at Mountain Bell. He began to instruct in space universities following his career at Mountain Bell and was nonetheless a substitute trainer into his 70s.