Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ricky Nattiel

The Broncos drafted Ricky Nattiel in the first round of the 1987 NFL Draft out of Florida. As a wide receiver, he wore number 84 with Denver for 6 seasons. His rookie season was his best, with over 600 yards and a couple of touchdowns. A member of the Broncos trio of receivers known as "The Three Amigos." Warning, before watching this video, be prepared for the cheesiest thing you have ever seen. OLE!!

Nattiel caught a Touchdown pass from John Elway in the first quarter of the Superbowl his rookie season. That lead didn't hold up as the Redskins proceeded to score 789 consecutive points to win.

My Dad, older brother, and I met Ricky Nattiel at a mall when we still lived in Denver. I still have the 3 Amigos poster autographed by him in my basement.

Nattiel never did live up to being a first round pick. Most teams expect to get more than 2000 career receiving yards out of a first round pick. He was fun to watch, though.

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