Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee has been named a team captain after the formal release of quarterback Kyle Orton. Head Coach John Fox explained why the team decided on the veteran running back as their next captain:
"He had the next most votes when we took the vote back before the season started," Broncos coach John Fox said. "So we took the next guy on the pecking order."
McGahee has 707 total yards from scrimmage so far this season, to go with four touchdowns. He is 30-years old, and an eight-year NFL veteran who has also played for the Buffalo Bills and the Baltimore Ravens. In his career, McGahee has rushed for 6,825 yards and 58 touchdowns, adding 1,096 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns.
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