Sammy Winder

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Sammy Winder
Date of birth: (1959-07-15) July 15, 1959 (age 54)
Place of birth: Madison, Mississippi
Career information
Status: Retired
Position(s): Running back
College: Southern Mississippi
Organizations
As player:
1982-1990 Denver Broncos
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls:
  • 2 AFC Pro Bowl appearances (1984)(1986)
  • 3x AFC Champion with Denver Broncos (1986, 1987, 1989)

Sammy Winder (born July 15, 1959 in Madison, Mississippi) is a former professional American football running back who spent his entire professional career playing for the Denver Broncos, from 1982 to 1990. The son of a farmer, Winder played his high school football at Madison-Ridgeland High School in his hometown of Madison, Mississippi. Winder later played his collegiate football at The University of Southern Mississippi.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Winder was a two-time Pro Bowl selection (1984 and 1986), and was a key reason the Broncos appeared in three Super Bowls in the 1980s (falling to the New York Giants, Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers). In his nine seasons, Winder rushed for 5,427 yards and 39 touchdowns, while also catching 197 passes for 1,302 yards and 9 touchdowns. He was known for a signature touchdown celebration he called the 'Mississippi Mud Walk'.

After NFL career[edit]

Winder is now in the construction business. He owns and runs his own company, Winder Construction, which he started while still playing for the Denver Broncos in 1987.[2]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Rick Parros
Denver Broncos Starting Running Back
1982-1988
Succeeded by
Bobby Humphrey

References[edit]

  1. ^ John W. Cox; Gregg Bennett (1 October 2004). Rock Solid: Southern Miss Football. Univ. Press of Mississippi. pp. 175–. ISBN 978-1-57806-709-1. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Ex-Broncos Find Greener Pastures