Derek Wolfe is adding to his trophy case.
The Super Bowl 50 champion was asked to hunt a mountain lion after it had been “wreaking havoc in a rural neighborhood” in Colorado.
The mountain lion had killed two dogs and a mule deer, the former Denver Broncos defensive end said in an Instagram post.
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Wolfe said he hiked over 9,600 feet before finally finding the big cat. Once he found it, he took out his weapon and killed the lion.
“Exhausted, dehydrated, cramping I drew back my [bow] and sent an [arrow] through him,” Wolfe wrote. “Then I had to crawl backwards down the mountain with him to get him to the truck.”
Wolfe added he “almost died on that mountain.”
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The lion looked to at least match Wolfe’s 6-foot-5 frame, and he estimated that it “probably” weighed 195 pounds.
Wolfe was a second-round pick (36th overall) by Denver in the 2012 NFL Draft and spent eight seasons with the Broncos. He played the 2020 season with the Baltimore Ravens before calling it a career.
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He recorded 299 tackles and 33 sacks in his nine-year career.