Football Star Tom Nalen Inducted into Denver's Ring of Fame
Sept. 29, 2013
Tom Nalen, one of the best offensive linemen in Boston College football history who spent his entire 15-year professional career with the Denver Broncos, was inducted into the team's Ring of Fame at halftime of Sunday's game against Philadelphia.
The 24th member of the Ring of Fame, Nalen joins such Denver greats as Shannon Sharpe, Rod Smith and John Elway, and he received a statue in the team's new plaza.
Nalen started 188 games (of the 194 games in which he played), the most for an offensive lineman in Broncos history. Nalen helped lead Denver to Super Bowl championships in 1998 and 1999.
Nalen is a Foxboro, Mass., native who started every game in his last three years at BC. He earned Associated Press All-America third-team honors, All-Big East second-team honors and ECAC first-team accolades in 1993. He closed his collegiate career playing in both the East-West Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl.
Nalen was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2009.