He was the Barrel Man - the superfan who spent 30 years rooting for the Broncos while wearing an orange barrel and trademark cowboy boots.
Through all kinds of weather - hot, cold - and through all kinds of games - wins or losses - the Barrel Man led the cheering.
He retired from wearing the barrel in 2007 and passed away in 2009.
Now, McKernan is being honored as part of a new exhibit at the History Colorado Center called Denver A to Z.
McKernan's widow - Becky - joined 9NEWS on Friday to talk about the statue.
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