Notre Dame All-American, Denver Broncos Lineman Pete Duranko Dies

Pete Duranko was an All-America defensive lineman on the University of Notre Dame 1966 national championship team.  After his stellar college football career, he was a fourth-round selection (61st pick overall) by the Cleveland Browns in the 1966 NFL Draft. Duranko was also a second-round pick by the Denver Broncos in the ’66 AFL Draft. Duranko played defensive end and linebacker for Denver from 1967-70 (AFL) and 1972-74 (NFL).

Sadly, Duranko died Friday afternoon at Windber Hospice in Windber, Pa., after a decade-long long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He was 67.

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