Customer Appreciation Celebration with Phillip Lindsay, Rod Smith, Mark Jackson & Karl Mecklenburg
On December 17th, Fitness Gallery held their first customer appreciation event at their South Colorado Blvd. store location. Loyal Fitness Gallery customers and their families were invited to a private event with the Denver Broncos running back, Phillip Lindsay, and 2X Super Bowl Champion, Rod Smith.
Customers were told a special guest would be in attendance. Upon arrival they learned that in fact two special guests were joining the celebration. Phillip Lindsay, Rod Smith, Mark Jackson, and Karl Mecklenburg all were present to sign autographs and take photos with fans.
By all measures, the event was a huge success. Fitness Gallery is extremely grateful for each player and customer who attended. Special thanks to Karl Mecklenburg, Mark Jackson, Rod Smith and Phillip Lindsay! We can’t wait to host another event.
About Phillip Lindsay
Phillip Lindsay is a first year running back for the Denver Broncos. Born in Denver, Colorado, Lindsay grew up in Aurora, and attended South High School where he became the school’s all-time leading rusher with 4,587 yards. He played college football at the University of Colorado Boulder and set the school record in all-purpose yards (5,760) and yards from scrimmage (4,683). He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Denver Broncos in 2018, and has 10 TDs and over 1,000 all purpose yards so far.
About Rod Smith
Rod Smith Career Highlights:
- 2× Super Bowl champion (XXXII, XXXIII)
- 3× Pro Bowl (2000, 2001, 2005)
- Denver Broncos Ring of Fame (2012)
- Holds Broncos franchise records in career receptions, receiving yards and TDs
- NFL receptions leader (2001)
- Has the most receiving yards (11,389) and touchdown receptions (68) of any undrafted player in NFL history
About Mark Jackson
Mark Anthony Jackson was selected by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round of the 1986 NFL Draft. Jackson attended high school at Terre Haute South Vigo High School and Alton Senior High School. A 5’9″, 174 lb (79 kg) wide receiver from Purdue University, Jackson played in the 1984 Peach Bowl before spending nine NFL seasons from 1986 to 1994 for the Broncos, the New York Giants, and the Indianapolis Colts. Jackson played in Super Bowls XXI, XXII, and XXIV with the Broncos. Jackson caught the touchdown pass that sent the game into overtime on “The Drive” in the Broncos’ January 11, 1987 AFC Championship Game victory over the Cleveland Browns. Along with Vance Johnson and Ricky Nattiel, Jackson comprised the “Three Amigos” receiving combination in the late 1980s. As of 2017’s NFL off-season, Mark Jackson held the Broncos franchise record for career yards per reception in the playoffs (19.29). Learn More >
About Karl Mecklenburg
The Denver Broncos drafted Karl Mecklenburg in the 12th round with the 310th pick overall of the 1983 draft. In spite of his low selection, Mecklenburg went on to become an integral part of the Broncos’ Super Bowl teams of the 1980s. He played in six Pro Bowls. His 79.5 sacks is the third highest total in franchise history; he is one of only three Broncos with four sacks in a game, and the only one to do so twice. In 2001, during half time of a game against the Baltimore Ravens, he and Dennis Smith were inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame. He is also in the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame and serves on the Broncos Alumni Council.
Since retiring from pro football in 1994, Mecklenburg divides his time between family, motivational speaking, and his ongoing charity involvements. Karl and his wife Kathi have three children. The Mecklenburgs reside in Littleton, Colorado. His nicknames as a Bronco include ‘The Snow Goose’ and ‘The Albino Rhino.’ Learn More >