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Elam retires a Bronco

Jason Elam, left, and Pat Bowlen, right Jason Elam, left, and Pat Bowlen, right

By Brooks Baehr - bio | email

DENVER (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Former University of Hawaii place kicker Jason Elam retired from the NFL Wednesday.

Elam spent 17 years in professional football, 15 with the Denver Broncos and two with the Atlanta Falcons.

Elam signed a one day contract with the Broncos so he could retire in the familiar orange and blue.

"There is nothing bitter about it," Elam said at his retirement ceremony in Denver.

"I am so excited to be able to go out like this.  When I came into the league I never imagined it would last 17 years.  I remember at the University of Hawaii we had some common acquaintances mister Bowlen and myself and I just remember thinking, I would love to play for mister Bowlen.  I would love to play for the Denver Broncos.  And so the whole time has been a dream come true for me," he added.

Elam holds the Hawaii record for most points scored (395) and longest field goal (56 yards vs. BYU in 1992).

He is fifth on the all-time NFL scoring list with 1,983 points and is tied with Tom Dempsey for longest field goal in NFL history (63 yards).


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