Former Denver Broncos Kicker and TV personality Loving Life in the Pines
After spending six years in the NFL as a kicker and several more covering football on TV and radio, David Treadwell now spends much of his time in Castle Pines.
The former Denver Broncos and New York Giants placekicker moved from Lone Tree to Castle Pines in 2013, and these days he’s doing commercial real estate financing and enjoying life in the outdoors. He and his wife of 22 years, Lisa, also frequently head back to Treadwell’s alma mater, Clemson University, in upstate South Carolina, which all three of their children attend.
Treadwell had a noteworthy career in college, kicking game-winning field goals in back-to-back seasons against one of Clemson’s traditional rivals, the University of Georgia. He was named a consensus All-American in his senior year, 1987. Surprisingly, he wasn’t drafted, but nonetheless excelled in the NFL, earning a Pro Bowl nod in 1989 and kicking a game winner in a Broncos divisional playoff game against the Houston Oilers. He followed Broncos coach Dan Reeves to New York, playing two seasons with the Giants.
Treadwell became involved with the Denver Broncos Alumni Association after hanging up his cleats, doing speaking engagements at corporate events and even moderating some debates. After helping support a successful campaign for voter approval for a new Broncos stadium, he was tapped by KOA radio to do a Sunday sports talk pregame show. That gig led to an offer from FOX 31 to be a post-game analyst.
Treadwell walked away from working in media to spend more time with his family. All three of the couple’s children – twin boys, Reece and Connor (21) and daughter, Reilly, (19) – attended Rock Canyon High School, which was a big factor in the Treadwell family’s decision to move to Castle Pines. The boys played lacrosse and Reilly was in competitive cheer at RCHS, and Treadwell has no regrets about leaving his job in broadcasting; he was able to attend the vast majority of his kids’ events.
He misses his time on the playing field, especially on Sundays, but he keeps up with the game when he’s not working at the Newmark Group. In his current work, Treadwell thoroughly enjoys the process of bringing the pieces together for large-scale projects, which have recently consisted of numerous multifamily housing and industrial warehousing projects.
When he’s not working, Treadwell can be found in the gym 3-4 times a week and riding his bike in Daniels Park. He also enjoys playing golf, and more recently, he and Lisa have taken up pickleball.
“It’s a blast,” Treadwell said. “It gets you out there moving around laterally and you forget when you’re not in sports, you do everything in a straight line. And this gets you moving side to side, and it’s more social than it is competitive,” he added.
Treadwell, still with his trademark goatee, said he occasionally gets recognized in public, both by people who instantly know who he is and those who can’t quite place the face. He says part of the recognition is due to Broncos fans seeing him on TV without his helmet on.
When asked what the next five years might bring, he said it largely depends on where his children end up after they graduate from Clemson. Until then, the Treadwells will continue spending time with the many friends and neighbors they’ve gotten to know in Castle Pines.
By Chris Michlewicz; photo courtesy of David Treadwell