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Karl Mecklenburg, Former Pro Bowl Linebacker for the Denver Broncos
Karl Mecklenburg, Former Pro Bowl Linebacker for the Denver Broncos
Published: 2013/09/26
Channel: COMPTEL
Karl Mecklenburg, University of Minnesota
Karl Mecklenburg, University of Minnesota
Published: 2011/09/09
Channel: Big Ten Network
Denver Broncos!! Thunderstruck!!!!
Denver Broncos!! Thunderstruck!!!!
Published: 2011/04/15
Channel: Jason Bryant
Karl Mecklenburg
Karl Mecklenburg
Published: 2013/09/30
Channel: Jmetz9
Karl Mecklenburg Promo.m4v
Karl Mecklenburg Promo.m4v
Published: 2010/10/12
Channel: broncoplanet
1987 Superteams
1987 Superteams
Published: 2017/06/29
Channel: westnyacktwins
An NFL Star Finds God - CBN.com
An NFL Star Finds God - CBN.com
Published: 2008/04/09
Channel: The Official 700 Club
Hardest Hits of the Denver Broncos
Hardest Hits of the Denver Broncos
Published: 2008/10/12
Channel: Bigbronco16
Karl Mecklenburg Denver Broncos
Karl Mecklenburg Denver Broncos
Published: 2012/06/05
Channel: broncoplanet
Karl Mecklenburg- Six Keys to Success
Karl Mecklenburg- Six Keys to Success
Published: 2013/04/23
Channel: eSpeakers
Karl Mecklenburg goes .LIVE
Karl Mecklenburg goes .LIVE
Published: 2016/08/04
Channel: Name.com
Think & Link for a Living:  Karl Speak
Think & Link for a Living: Karl Speak
Published: 2015/06/30
Channel: Capsule Design
Karl Mecklenburg for CoCatalyst org 2
Karl Mecklenburg for CoCatalyst org 2
Published: 2014/12/03
Channel: CO Catalyst
Interview with Karl Mecklenburg
Interview with Karl Mecklenburg
Published: 2012/02/05
Channel: NFL Rants and Raves
Give Big: Karl Mecklenburg (Big Ten Network)
Give Big: Karl Mecklenburg (Big Ten Network)
Published: 2010/09/30
Channel: Big Ten Network
Karl Mecklenburg, 2012 Midwest Speakers Bureau Showcase
Karl Mecklenburg, 2012 Midwest Speakers Bureau Showcase
Published: 2012/09/26
Channel: MidwestSpeakersBur
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We've hired Karl Mecklenburg, Denver Broncos Legend
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: Name.com
Karl Mecklenburg on Transitioning Out Of Sports
Karl Mecklenburg on Transitioning Out Of Sports
Published: 2013/03/21
Channel: gamechange4life
"Danny Dodge Live" Talkshow #7 Broncos and Fire Balls
"Danny Dodge Live" Talkshow #7 Broncos and Fire Balls
Published: 2016/01/29
Channel: Danny Dodge
Be smart. Be savvy. BE Karl Mecklenburg.
Be smart. Be savvy. BE Karl Mecklenburg.
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: Name.com
God
God's Ball
Published: 2012/01/04
Channel: Karl Mecklenburg
Keynote Speaker: Karl Mecklenburg • Presented by SPEAK Inc.
Keynote Speaker: Karl Mecklenburg • Presented by SPEAK Inc.
Published: 2011/05/04
Channel: speakinc
Karl Mecklenburg and the Kick Hunger Challenge for Super Bowl 50
Karl Mecklenburg and the Kick Hunger Challenge for Super Bowl 50
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: Name.com
Karl Mecklenburg for CoCatalyst org
Karl Mecklenburg for CoCatalyst org
Published: 2014/11/21
Channel: John Gaudio
Karl Mecklenburg interview Part 1
Karl Mecklenburg interview Part 1
Published: 2011/08/02
Channel: PrimeLoot
Invite to the Super Bowl Breakfast
Invite to the Super Bowl Breakfast
Published: 2013/01/05
Channel: Karl Mecklenburg
Karl Mecklenburg coming to Midwest Speakers Bureau Showcase
Karl Mecklenburg coming to Midwest Speakers Bureau Showcase
Published: 2012/07/26
Channel: Karl Mecklenburg
Annual Chapter Conference Keynote Speaker - Karl Mecklenburg
Annual Chapter Conference Keynote Speaker - Karl Mecklenburg
Published: 2016/10/05
Channel: Pam W
Inteview with Ring of Hall a Famer Karl Mecklenburg, What
Inteview with Ring of Hall a Famer Karl Mecklenburg, What's up with Peyton, Week 11 Predictions
Published: 2015/11/19
Channel: First Down with Donte
Scale of Success.avi
Scale of Success.avi
Published: 2012/02/11
Channel: P3Leadership
Interview with Karl Mecklenburg
Interview with Karl Mecklenburg
Published: 2016/04/12
Channel: First Down with Donte
Karl Mecklenburg Former Denver Broncos Player and Speaker
Karl Mecklenburg Former Denver Broncos Player and Speaker
Published: 2009/02/02
Channel: BrooksInternational
Goat te Karl mecklenburg
Goat te Karl mecklenburg
Published: 2015/02/07
Channel: Nyiscool1
Denver Broncos 2015 Alumni Golf Tourney
Denver Broncos 2015 Alumni Golf Tourney
Published: 2015/07/15
Channel: The Cave
Karl Mecklenburg  and Empower Retirement Help Food Bank of the Rockies Feed Kids
Karl Mecklenburg and Empower Retirement Help Food Bank of the Rockies Feed Kids
Published: 2017/05/18
Channel: foodbankrockies
PPFirefighters Symposium
PPFirefighters Symposium
Published: 2012/08/24
Channel: Karl Mecklenburg
Karl Mecklenburg Keynote - 2016 Mid-America Telecom Showcase & Seminar
Karl Mecklenburg Keynote - 2016 Mid-America Telecom Showcase & Seminar
Published: 2016/10/21
Channel: Colleen Jamison
Peak View Roofing Company - Karl Mecklenburg Ad
Peak View Roofing Company - Karl Mecklenburg Ad
Published: 2012/02/06
Channel: PeakviewRoofing
Insightful Player Denver Bronco Legend Karl Mecklenberg
Insightful Player Denver Bronco Legend Karl Mecklenberg
Published: 2013/03/07
Channel: insightfulplayer
Karl Mecklenburg interview Part 2
Karl Mecklenburg interview Part 2
Published: 2011/08/02
Channel: PrimeLoot
Football Card Karl Mecklenburg Score 77
Football Card Karl Mecklenburg Score 77
Published: 2014/09/30
Channel: behorn60
Karl Mecklenburg speaks to FRCC students
Karl Mecklenburg speaks to FRCC students
Published: 2014/04/18
Channel: nebratzkabratz
Visier HR Lunch & Learn Mecklenburg
Visier HR Lunch & Learn Mecklenburg
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: Karl Mecklenburg
Karl Mecklenburg Jersey Only $69.95
Karl Mecklenburg Jersey Only $69.95
Published: 2015/10/01
Channel: Orville Primo
Karl´s Elebnishof: Freizeit in Mecklenburg Vorpommern
Karl´s Elebnishof: Freizeit in Mecklenburg Vorpommern
Published: 2012/05/10
Channel: Claudia Bömmels
Madden 15 Ultimate Team- MUT 15 Card Review- 97 Overall Flashback Karl Mecklenburg
Madden 15 Ultimate Team- MUT 15 Card Review- 97 Overall Flashback Karl Mecklenburg
Published: 2015/02/20
Channel: DAK THE CHAMP
Colorado SportsConnection Episode 15 ( Part D )
Colorado SportsConnection Episode 15 ( Part D )
Published: 2011/02/05
Channel: dandcmedia
OBM - Athlete - Karl Mecklenburg
OBM - Athlete - Karl Mecklenburg
Published: 2016/08/28
Channel: Our Best Moments
OBM - Football Player - Karl Mecklenburg
OBM - Football Player - Karl Mecklenburg
Published: 2016/10/24
Channel: Our Best Moments
Best Plays of NFL 1995 Season
Best Plays of NFL 1995 Season
Published: 2015/02/06
Channel: denveral30
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Karl Mecklenburg
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Mecklenburg at a speaking engagement, November 2007.
No. 77
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1960-09-01) September 1, 1960 (age 56)
Place of birth: Seattle, Washington
Career information
College: Minnesota
NFL Draft: 1983 / Round: 12 / Pick: 310
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 1,118
Sacks: 79.5
Interceptions: 5
Player stats at NFL.com

Karl Bernard Mecklenburg (born September 1, 1960) is a former football linebacker for the Denver Broncos in the National Football League.

National Football League[edit]

In 1983, the Denver Broncos drafted Karl Mecklenburg in the 12th round with the 310th pick overall. In spite of his low selection, Mecklenburg went on to become an integral part of the Broncos' Super Bowl teams of the 1980s. He played in six Pro Bowls. His 79.5 sacks is the second highest total in franchise history; he is one of only three Broncos with four sacks in a game, and the only one to do so twice. In 2001, during half time of a game against the Baltimore Ravens, he and Dennis Smith were inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame. He is also in the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame and serves on the Broncos Alumni Council.

Since retiring from pro football in 1994, Mecklenburg divides his time between family, motivational speaking, and his ongoing charity involvements. Karl and his wife Kathi have three children. The Mecklenburgs reside in Littleton, Colorado. The son of Fred Mecklenburg and Marjory Mecklenburg, Karl has two brothers, Eric and Fred, and a sister, Carol.

His nicknames as a Bronco include 'The Snow Goose' and 'The Albino Rhino.'

Concussions[edit]

Mecklenburg suffered "at least a dozen +10 concussions" during his football career.[1] By his early fifties, Mecklenburg was experiencing cognitive issues, including memory impairment, which he attributes to the concussions he sustained.[1][2]

Mecklenburg was a plaintiff in concussion-related litigation against the NFL: "I didn't buy in to professional football with the understanding that I was going to have brain damage. I expected to have a limp. I expected to have sore joints. Bad shoulder, whatever. But that other part, that was kept from us and that wasn't right."[1]

Video games[edit]

The digital version of Mecklenburg anchored the 3-4 defense of the Denver Broncos in the NES video games Tecmo Bowl (1989) and Tecmo Super Bowl (1991). Mecklenburg appears in the video game Madden 15 (2015) in the Ultimate Team mode, as a 97 Overall player.

Charity work[edit]

Mecklenburg is the founder of the REACH Foundation. REACH is an acronymy for Rewarding Experiences for All Children. The foundation focuses on education and outdoor programs, and in particular stimulating young children to read. It is run by volunteers in cooperation with Mecklenburg.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Frei, Terry (25 August 2013). "Collision Opinions". Denver Post. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Reilly, Rick (6 November 2013). "Football getting harder to watch". ESPN.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Todd Civin: Karl Mecklenburg Helps Denver Students Reach Their Goals Bleacher Report, June 6, 2010

External links[edit]

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