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Colorado is renaming 53 of its mountain peaks after the Broncos

By Jameson Fleming | CBSSports.com Staff

If Terrance Knighton gets tired of the nickname, 'Pot Roast,' 'Mount Massive' rolls off the tongue.
If Terrance Knighton gets tired of the nickname, 'Pot Roast,' 'Mount Massive' rolls off the tongue. (USATSI)

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The entire state of Colorado is getting behind the Broncos -- even its majestic mountains. The governor says 53 mountain peaks will be renamed after members of the team for Super Bowl Sunday.

Governor John Hickenlooper clearly put a lot of thought behind which mountain to assign to each player.

Peyton Manning obviously earned the tallest peak, Mt. Elbert and appropriately enough, Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton was given Mt. Massive.

Some more of the best:

  • Duke Ihenacho is Castle Peak because "only a duke could vanquish a castle-like offense."
  • Matt Prater is Long Peak because "he kicks ‘em long (set an NFL record with a 64-yard field goal vs. Tennessee)."
  • Brock Osweiler is Crestone Needle because "at 6 feet, 8 inches', he makes all opponents appear as thin as this 14er."
  • Mike Adams is Maroon Peak because "he maroons opponents due to his tackling prowess (posted a game-high nine tackles and intercepted a pass that led to a Broncos touchdown in Houston)."
  • Julius Thomas is Sunshine Peak because "he always makes himself available to find the sunshine through the defenders and make the catch."
  • Sione Fua is Mt. Eolus because he has "an eloquent name, like this peak."

You can check out the full list here.

(CBS wink of the eye to ABC News)

 
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