Drafted in the second round of the 1985 NFL Draft out of the University of Houston by the Denver Broncos, Simon Fletcher was a dubbed “tweener”, that is, to tall and lanky to play linebacker yet not heavy enough to play on the line.
He would become an excellent outside linebacker in Denver's 3-4 scheme however and was a pass rushing specialist.
Playing in the League for 11 seasons (all with the Broncos), Fletcher recorded 97.5 sacks (which is a club record to this day) and 2 forced fumbles. From the 1989-through-1993 seasons, Fletcher recorded 66 sacks and set an NFL record of 10 consecutive games with a sack (which has since been tied by Dallas outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware).
Underrated throughout his entire career, Fletcher was never even voted to a Pro Bowl. He should be in the Broncos Ring of Fame.