For the 5th time, a Boise State Bronco will be in the Super Bowl. Former Boise State star von Oelhoffen is going to realize his dream--after 12 years in the National Football League, von Oelhoffen is going to the Super Bowl. Von Oelhoffen and his mates held the potent Denver rushing game to just 97 yards and the Pittsburgh Steelers blasted the Denver Broncos 34-17 in the American Football Conference Championship. Pittsburgh will face Seattle in Super Bowl 40 February 5.
In a scenario that is likely to be repeated often in the future, today's game marked the first time that two former Broncos opposed each other in a conference championship game. Boise State's Jeb Putzier, now a star tight end with the Denver Broncos, caught 4 passes for 55 yards.
Here are the Broncos that have made it to pro football's most coveted game:
1976--Rolly Woolsey, cornerback, Dallas Cowboys--lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-17 in Super Bowl X.
1988--Markus Koch starting defensive lineman, Redskins--Won Super Bowl XXII over the Denver Broncos 42-10.
1992--Koch, defensive lineman, Redskins--Won Super Bowl XXVI over the Buffalo Bills 37-24.
2005--Quintin Mikell, safety, Philadelphia Eagles--lost to the New England Patriots 24-21 in Super Bowl XXXIX.