Posted Sat Jul 24th by Jon Heath
Mike Anderson spent four years in the United States Marine Corps. While in the military, he played for the 11th Marines football team, where he was discovered by an assistant coach from San Jacinto of Mt. Junior College – where Anderson attended before joining the Broncos in 2000. Coming from a Military background, Anderson frequently saluted the fans and his teammates during his Rookie of the Year season, and throughout his Bronco career. In 2005, the Broncos released Anderson, since then only one Bronco running back has rushed for 1,000 yards.
Last season, seeing the Mile High Salute was scarce, and since Peyton Hillis was released during the off-season, it will probably be rare to see it this upcoming season. Unless of course another Bronco decides to carry on the tradition.
Knowshon Moreno and Terrell Davis share the same alma mater, so I assume Knowshon knows a bit about Davis, and the notorious Mile High Salute. Despite that, Moreno didn’t once salute the fans after scoring nine times as a rookie, he did however have a few post-touchdown gestures, including but limited actions such as his Wind Kiss, “We’re cool“, Hand Clap, and whatever this is.
I do like that he is original, but I’m also a traditional. Every touchdown doesn’t call for a Mile High Salute, but throwing it out the window shouldn’t be an option either.