Pat Bowlen Biography – Pat Bowlen Wiki
Pat Bowlen born Patrick Dennis Bowlen, was the majority owner of the Denver Broncos and Pro Football Hall of Famer. The Bowlen Family purchased the Denver Broncos from Edgar Kaiser in March 1984.
Bowlen was the first owner in NFL history to oversee a team that won 300 games — including playoffs — in three decades. He had as many Super Bowl appearances (seven) as losing seasons, and Denver is 354-240-1 since he bought the club in 1984. Under his stewardship, the Broncos won Super Bowls in 1998, ’99 and 2016.
Following their 31-24 victory over Green Bay for the franchise’s first championship, Bowlen famously hollered, “This one’s for John!” Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway called it the greatest moment of his playing career.
Elway the executive returned the favor on Feb. 7, 2016, when he jabbed the silver Lombardi Trophy into the sky after Denver’s 24-10 win over Carolina in Super Bowl 50 and declared, “This one’s for Pat.”
Bowlen was co-chair of the NFL management council executive committee from 2010 to 2011 and, as head of the NFL’s broadcast committee, helped secure the league’s massively lucrative television contracts and pushed for the creation of the “Sunday Night Football” franchise, which has become a constant ratings winner for NBC.
Bowlen served on 15 different NFL ownership committees, including his work as chairman of both the NFL Broadcasting Committee and NFL Management Council Executive Committee. He also served on multiple other committees, including NFL Films, Compensation, Pro Football Hall of Fame, NFL Network, Finance, and International and Workplace Diversity.
Pat Bowlen Age
He was born on February 18, 1944, in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. He died on June 13, 2019, in Denver, Colorado. He was 75 years old.
Pat Bowlen Wife (Annabel Bowlen)
Pat Bowlen’s wife, Annabel Bowlen.
Pat Bowlen Children
He had seven children: Amie Bowlen, Beth Bowlen, Patrick Bowlen, Johnny Bowlen, Brittany Bowlen, Annabel Bowlen, and Christianna Bowlen.
Pat Bowlen Family
He was the son of Arvella (née Woods) and Paul Dennis Bowlen. He had two brothers John Bowlen and Bill Bowlen, and sister Marybeth Bowlen.
Pat Bowlen Death
He died on June 13, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. He was 75 years old. Bowlen’s death was confirmed in a statement by the Bowlen family released by the Denver Broncos.
“We are saddened to inform everyone that our beloved husband and father, Pat Bowlen, passed on to the next chapter of his life late Thursday night peacefully at home surrounded by family. His soul will live on through the Broncos, the city of Denver and all of our fans.
“Our family wishes to express its sincere gratitude for the outpouring of support we have received in recent years. Heaven got a little bit more orange and blue tonight.
“Pat Bowlen had a competitive spirit with a great sense of humor. As fun-loving as he was, he always wanted us to understand the big picture. We will forever remember his kindness and humility.
“More important than being an incredible owner, Pat Bowlen was an incredible human being.”
Bowlen is survived by his wife Annabel and seven children: Amie Bowlen, Beth Bowlen, Patrick Bowlen, Johnny Bowlen, Brittany Bowlen, Annabel Bowlen, and Christianna Bowlen.
Pat Bowlen Cause of Death
Pat Bowlen’s cause of death was complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
Pat Bowlen Net Worth
Bowlen had an estimated net worth of $1 billion. He was the majority owner of the Denver Broncos.