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Gov. Hickenlooper renames Colorado's 14ers to honor the Denver Broncos PDF Print E-mail
Written by Office of Gov. John Hickenlooper   
29 January 2014

DENVER — Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced a proclamation that temporarily renames Colorado’s tallest majestic mountain peaks -- also known as 14ers -- after individual active players on the Denver Broncos football team. The mountains will go by their new names for one day only -- on Super Bowl Sunday.


The full text of the proclamation:

WHEREAS, the State of Colorado is confident that the Denver Broncos will beat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII; and


WHEREAS, the Denver Broncos gave Coloradans a lot to be proud of this season, including becoming the first team in NFL history to score more than 600 points in a single season and winning the AFC Championship; and


WHEREAS, Seattle makes some, well, OK beer; and


WHEREAS, the Seahawks have a 12th man, whatever, while the Denver Broncos have the greatest fans -- men, women and children -- in pro sports; and


WHEREAS, we are proud of the majestic mountains in Colorado, which is home to 53 14ers – the same number of players on the Denver Broncos’ active roster; and


WHEREAS, Peyton Manning bears a symbolic resemblance to Mount Elbert, the tallest 14er in Colorado, because he stands tall as an extraordinary leader of the Broncos; and


WHEREAS, Matt Prater kicks the football long – an NFL record 64 yards long – and could be compared to Longs Peak; and


WHEREAS, the Broncos offensive line stands together, like our Collegiate Peaks, rooted into the earth and preventing anyone from getting to Peyton Manning; and


WHEREAS, there are many other connections between other 14ers and players as referenced below;


Therefore, I, John W. Hickenlooper, Governor of the State of Colorado, do hereby hurry up and proclaim Sunday, February 2, 2014,




Here is the full list of mountains (ranked by size) and the active players the peaks are being renamed for:


Mt. ElbertPeyton Manning.
Mt. MassiveTerrance Knighton - AKA POT ROAST.
Mt. HarvardZane Beadles - He, along with others on the offensive line, are as formidable as the line of Collegiate Peaks.
Blanca PeakMitch Unrein - He blocks and tackles.
La Plata PeakJacob Tamme - Just as this is an impressive peak among the Collegiate Peaks, this tight end is an impressive addition to the offense.
Uncompahgre PeakSteven Johnson - His defense is straight forward and uncomplicated.
Crestone PeakSteve Vallos - Like this peak, which is surrounded by other looming 14ers, this center is the rock of impressive offensive lines.
Mt. LincolnWinston Justice - His name itself, and his humanitarian work in Uganda and Haiti, reflect the name of this majestic peak.
Grays PeakEric Decker - Grays and Torreys are right next to each other, like the dynamic duo of Decker and Thomas.
Mt. AnteroMalik Jackson - This defensive end watches everyone's back.
Torreys PeakDemaryius Thomas
Castle PeakDuke Ihenacho - Because only a duke could vanquish a castle-like offense.
Quandary PeakDominique Rodgers-Cromartie - His coverage proves to be a quandary for opposing quarterbacks.
Mt. EvansNate Irving - This linebacker forms an imposing backdrop to opponents just like this peak does to Denver.
Longs PeakMatt Prater - He kicks ‘em long (set an NFL record with a 64-yard field goal vs. Tennessee).
Mt. Wilson Shaun Phillips - Leads the Broncos in sacks this year and will be taking down Russell Wilson.
Mt. ShavanoMarquice Cole
Mt. BelfordAndre Caldwell - Like this peak’s inclusion with other Collegiate Peaks, he joins an imposing offense.
Crestone NeedleBrock Osweiler - At 6 feet, 8 inches', he makes all opponents appear as thin as this 14er.
Mt. PrincetonManny Ramirez.
Mt. YaleLouis Vasquez.
Mt. BrossJeremy Mincey.
Kit Carson PeakAaron Brewer - His long snaps find their path just as Kit Carson found paths through the frontier.
Maroon PeakMike Adams - He maroons opponents due to his tackling prowess (posted a game-high nine tackles and intercepted a pass that led to a Broncos touchdown in Houston).
Tabeguache PeakChris Kuper.
Mt. OxfordChris Clark.
Mt. SneffelsZac Dysert - In the shadow of Manning, the QB may be sniffling for not playing, but is tops nonetheless.
Mt. DemocratTony Carter - Working on a second degree in political science.
Capitol PeakChamp Bailey - Rated the most difficult peak on 14ers.com.
Pikes Peak Joel Dressen - A Colorado Mountain for a Colorado State University Ram and only player on the roster to graduate from a Colorado university.
Snowmass MountainWesley Woodyard.
Mt. EolusSione Fua - An eloquent name, like this peak.
Windom PeakRonnie Hillman - This runninng back runs like the wind.
Challenger PointMontee Ball - He was a challenger for the Heisman Trophy in 2011.
Mt. ColumbiaOrlando Franklin.
Missouri MountainSylvester Williams - He was born in Missouri.
Humboldt PeakKnowshon Moreno - He "bolts" off the line (Ranked fifth in the NFL in scrimmage yards at 1,586) and tied for fifth with 13 scrimmage touchdowns in 2013. Became the first player in franchise history to record 1,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in a single season in 2013.
Mt. BierstadtRobert Ayers - Just like the way that Ayers makes tackling look easy, this peak is one of the easiest peaks to summit.
Sunlight PeakOmar Bolden - He is known for his power of positive thinking and is not blinded by any sunshine in his tackling prowess.
Handies PeakQuentin Jammer - This defensive player is known for giving a hand to his teammates and those in need through his Jammer Family Foundation helping foster teens.
Culebra PeakMichael Huff.
Ellingwood PointBritton Colquitt - He would be able to land a punt on this point.
Mt. LindseyParis Lenon.
Little Bear PeakTrindon Holliday - He’s 5 foot, 5 inches, but is as tough as they come.
Mt. ShermanWes Welker - Let’s see Richard Sherman cover Wes. Right, good luck with that.
Redcloud PeakVirgil Green.
Pyramid PeakDanny Trevathan - Like the Pyramids of Giza, Danny Trevathan's defense is a wonder of the world. He posted a team high 129 tackles, beating his next closest teammate by 44 and is 11th best in the league.
Wilson PeakBrandon Marshall.
Wetterhorn PeakVinston Painter.
San Luis PeakKayvon Webster.
Mt. of the Holy CrossDavid Bruton - His alma mater is Notre Dame.
Huron PeakC.J. Anderson - Another impressive peak included in the Collegiate Peaks, he is a fine addition to the offense.
Sunshine PeakJulius Thomas - because he always makes himself available to find the sunshine through the defenders and make the catch.

See also this google Map created by @gletham

The Denver Broncos Colorado 14ers Google Map Honors Super Bowl Bound Broncos


Last Updated ( 30 January 2014 )
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