Simon Fletcher (American football)

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Simon Fletcher
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Fletcher on the field at his Ring of Fame ceremony in 2016.
No. 73
Position:Linebacker / Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1962-02-18) February 18, 1962 (age 57)
Bay City, Texas
Career information
NFL Draft:1985 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Denver Broncos 2nd all-time sacks leader with 97.5
  • Denver Broncos Ring of Fame inductee (May 2016)
Career NFL statistics
Forced fumbles:20
Player stats at

Simon Raynard Fletcher (born February 18, 1962) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 1985 NFL Draft. He played college football at Houston.

Professional career[edit]

Fletcher played for the Denver Broncos for his entire NFL career from 1985-1995. In his 11-year career he recorded a Denver Broncos record 97.5 sacks, two interceptions, and 10 fumble recoveries. He shared the NFL record (DeMarcus Ware) for most consecutive games with a sack with 10 until it was broken by Chris Jones of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018. His four sacks against Minnesota on Nov 4, 1990 tied a franchise record.

In May 2016, Simon Fletcher was inducted into the Broncos' Ring of Fame, along with Denver greats Jason Elam and John Lynch. The three inductees were the 29th, 30th, and 31st members of Denver's Ring of Fame.[1]

He now owns a barbecue restaurant named Simon Fletcher's Grid-Iron Grill and BBQ in Fort Morgan, Colorado.