Catching adult with … former Colts Pro Bowl lineman Chris Hinton

He played in a NFL for 13 years, done a Pro Bowl 7 times and warranted first-team All-Pro. But Chris Hinton’s bequest is something else. To football fans, he’s famous as The Rookie Lineman Denver Dealt To Baltimore For Quarterback John Elway.

“That’s how I’m introduced,” Hinton, 56, pronounced of a 1983 trade that done him a Colt when Elway balked during personification here. “It kind of overshadows my accomplishments.”

Pity, that, since Hinton’s career was a plain one. The Broncos’ first-round breeze collect and a fourth actor selected altogether (Elway was No. 1), Hinton, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound guard-tackle, was a post adult front. He helped a Colts, winless in 1982, to go 7-9 a following year while apropos a initial rookie descent lineman to start in a Pro Bowl.

Then he was gone, with a rest of a franchise, whisked off to Indianapolis underneath cover of night.

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