Sammy Winder
Personal Information
Running back
Jersey #(s)
Born: July 15 1959 (1959-07-15) (age 60) in Madison, Mississippi
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Career information
Year(s) 19821990
NFL Draft 1982 / Round: 5 / Pick: 131
NFL Supplemental Draft / Pick:
High School Ridgeland High School, Ridgeland, Mississippi, U.S.
College Southern Mississippi
Professional teams
1982-1990 Denver Broncos
Career stats
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

  • 2 AFC Pro Bowl appearances (1984)(1986)
  • 3x AFC Champion with Denver Broncos (1986, 1987, 1989)

Sammy Winder (born July 15, 1959 in Madison, Mississippi) is a former professional American football running back who spent his entire professional career playing for the Denver Broncos, from 1982 to 1990. The son of a farmer, Winder played his high school football at Ridgeland High School in his hometown of Madison, Mississippi. Winder later played his collegiate football at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Winder was a two-time Pro Bowl selection (1984 and 1986), and was a key reason the Broncos appeared in three Super Bowls in the 1980s (falling to the New York Giants, Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers). In his nine seasons, Winder rushed for 5,427 yards and 39 touchdowns, while also catching 197 passes for 1,302 yards and 9 touchdowns. He was known for a signature touchdown celebration he called the 'Mississippi Mud Walk'.

Winder is now in the construction business. He owns and runs his own company, Winder Construction, which he started while still playing for the Denver Broncos in 1987.[1]


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