Michael Hancock as Huddles, the Denver Broncos mascot on Jan. 22, 1987. (Denver Post file)
Long before Michael Hancock became the mayor of Denver, he went by another title: Huddles,
the Broncos’ mascot.
A senior in high school, Hancock was a part of the 1986 Broncos team that advanced to Super Bowl XXI, losing to the Giants 39-20 in Pasadena, Calif.
“Huddles was the name, a horse on his hind legs, with a big helmet,” Hancock told The Post in August 2011. “I was a senior in high school, and I spent the season as Huddles.”
Hancock added: “That was a real treat to go to the Super Bowl with this team. I’m just a big, big fan and always have been.”