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Pat Bowlen
Candid photograph of Bowlen walking on a football sideline wearing blue-grey slacks, a light blue shirt with a red tie and sunglasses.
Bowlen in 2010
Position: Principal owner
Personal information
Born: (1944-02-18)February 18, 1944
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died: June 13, 2019(2019-06-13) (aged 75)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Career information
High school: Campion Jesuit
College: Oklahoma
Career history
As executive:
  • Denver Broncos (1984–2014)
    Principal owner & chief executive officer
  • Denver Broncos (2014–2019)
    Principal owner
  • Denver Outlaws (2006–2019)
    Principal owner
  • Colorado Crush (2003–2008)
    Minority owner
Career highlights and awards

Patrick Dennis Bowlen (February 18, 1944 – June 13, 2019) was an American sports executive. He was born in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. He was the majority owner of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). Bowlen and his family, including his two brothers John Bowlen and Bill Bowlen, and sister Marybeth Bowlen, bought the team from Edgar Kaiser in 1984. He served as the CEO of Denver Broncos from 1984 until July 2014, when he stepped down from the role due to Alzheimer's disease. He was also principal owner of Denver Outlaws and Colorado Crush.

Bowlen died of problems caused by Alzheimer's disease on June 13, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. He was 75.

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