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Eldon Danenhauer

Inducted 2002

1935 -2021
Inducted - 2002

An Associated Press All-American lineman for Pittsburg State University in 1959, Eldon Voss Danenhauer played six seasons for the Denver Broncos of the American Football League as an offensive tackle. He was named to the AFL Pro Bowl team in 1962 and 1965. On September 9, 1960, Danenhauer played in the first-ever AFL game, which matched the Broncos and Boston Patriots at Boston University Field (Denver won the game, 13-10). Eldon and his older brother, Bill, also became the first brother combination to play in the new professional league. At 6-foot-4, 242 pounds, Danenhauer was called one of the best offensive linemen in the AFL during his playing days. He was named to Pittsburg State’s 100th anniversary football team in 2003 and inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1973 and PSU Hall of Fame in 1995. Born October 4, 1935 - Clay Center, Kansas. Graduated Clay Center High School, 1953; Pittsburg State University, 1960.

Eldon Danenhauer
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