About Orson Mobley
A former NFL tight end for five seasons for the Denver Broncos after being drafted in the sixth round of the 1986 draft from Salem by the Denver Broncos.
A bruising TE/H-back, Mobley stood at 6-5, 256 and fit in well with the Broncos play-action passing offense. With pretty decent hands and a nice pop, Orson quickly developed a rapport with starting quarterback John Elway with 23 receptions for 332 yards and his first TD reception in the season finale against the Seattle Seahawks.
- In 1987, Mobley started 6 games and make 16 receptions and a touchdown.
- 1988 marked career highs in games started for Orson with 9. He’d lodge 21 receptions for 218 yards and 2 tds as a sneaky option inside the red zone.
- The NFL hastily in 1989 instituted a new drug policy and Orson, along with Leroy Irvin and 11 other players would be suspended 3 games.
- Mobley only started 5 games that season, but still managed 17 receptions for 200 yards.
Some of my highlights
- People were telling me for years that if I didn’t do something about my addiction, that I was going to die, and I didn’t believe them, now I believe.
- I was not looking for a relationship with God, I was trying to find a way to stay sober.