Today, Alabama honored him by declaring Tuesday, April 19, “DeMarcus Ware Day”. Lieutenant governor Kay Ivey then bestowed many honors, including a key to the city. Ware after he addressed and closed a meeting with the Alabama House of Reprensentatives.
In his career with the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos he, won a Super Bowl, was a 9× Pro Bowl selectee, made First-team All-Pro four times, Second-team All-Pro three times, lead the league in sacks two times, received the Butkus Award, twice. He also was the NFC Defensive Player of the Year, named part of the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team.
At Troy University in Alabama, he was a two time All-Sun Belt and a Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year.
He was an offense’s worst nightmare, especially for quarterbacks. In his time in the NFL he had 138.5 sacks, 34 forced fumbles, 654 tackles and three interceptions.
Von Miller was his biggest fan.
“I’ve been in the league six years, and three of those have been with DeMarcus,’” Miller said. “And if you look at my years with DeMarcus and look at the type of player I was and the type of person that I am now during DeMarcus’ tenure is totally different than I was. If you know about Denver and the Denver Broncos, you know exactly what type of impact he’s had on my life, my career.”
— D-Ware (@DeMarcusWare) April 19, 2017
Congratulations to one of our favorite Broncos of all times. Without his guidance, leadership and focus on perfection, not only would our Super Bowl win be in doubt, but Von Miller as an MVP.
Former Broncos’ Defensive Cooridinator had said this, ‘I think he’s been great for Von, he’s been great for our football team,” defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said. “He’s a Hall of Fame player, just like Ricky Jackson, Bruce Smith and Reggie White.”
We hope his next stop is indeed in Canton.