Buffalo Bills

My All Time Favorite Buffalo Bills Players

As one of the original AFL teams in the early ’60s, the first few decades of Bills football was defined by solid players, yet they lacked the playoff results to be seriously considered one of the NFL’s premier teams. Players like Jack Kemp, Cookie Gilchrist, and O.J. Simpson spearheaded those high flying Bills of the franchise’s early years. With a combination of hitting the jackpot on high draft picks, shrewd trades and a seasoned head coach in Marv Levy, the Buffalo Bills were an elite team in the NFL during the 1990’s appearing in four consecutive Super Bowls.

Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith and Andre Reed are considered by many to be the best Bills ever. Ultimately, these players never were able to capture that elusive Super Bowl title, The run of success that these BIlls players were a part of are looked back fondly by Bills fans. These Bills greats are still revered and popular in western New York. Despite the lack of a championship, it doesn’t take away that they are considered some of the greatest Buffalo Bills in history. There are many Hall of Fame or future Hall of Fame players, who have worn the Bills uniform.

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACKS

Jim Kelly

1984 Topps USFL #36 Rookie Card

1987 Topps #362 Rookie Card

Position:  Quarterback #12
Height:  6’3″          Weight:  217 lbs
Born:  February 14, 1960 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
College:  Miami
Drafted:  Buffalo Bills picked in the 1st Round (14th Overall) in the 1983 Draft
Career:  1983 – 1996 – Houston Gamblers USFL (1983-1985), Buffalo Bills (1986-1996)
Highlights:  5 time Pro Bowler, 1 time First Team All Pro and inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2002.  Jim Kelly played for the Buffalo Bills in 4 Super Bowls including Super Bowl XXV against the New York Giants, Super Bowl XXVI against the Washington Redskins, Super Bowl XXVII against the Dallas Cowboys and Super Bowl XXVIII against the Dallas Cowboys.  Despite losing all four Super Bowl games, Jim Kelly led the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances.  Jim Kelly started each of 160 games he played in the NFL during his 10 year NFL career and completed 2,874 passes for 35,476 yards and 237 touchdowns.  He also ran 304 times for 1,049 yards and 7 touchdowns.

RUNNING BACKS

O.J. Simpson

1970 Topps Rookie Card

Position:  Running Back #32
Height:  6’2″          Weight:  212 lbs
Born:  July 9, 1947 in San Francisco California
College:  USC
Drafted:  Buffalo Bills picked in the 1st Round (1st Overall) in the 1969 Draft
Career:  1969 – 1979 – Buffalo Bills (1969-1977), San Francisco 49ers (1978-1979)
Highlights:  6 time Pro Bowler, 5 time First Team All Pro, NCAA Heisman Trophy Winner and inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1985. O.J. Simpson played in 135 games during his 11 year career and rushed 2,402 times for 11,236 yards and 61 touchdowns.  He also caught 203 passes for 2,142 yards and 14 touchdowns.  In 1973, O.J. Simpson ran the ball 332 times for 2,003 yards averaging 143.1 yards per game when the season had just 14 games.  He was the first Running Back to ever eclipse the 2,000 single season rushing mark and is currently ranked 7th all time NFL for NFL Single Season Rushing Yards and is ranked 18th all time for NFL Career Rushing Yards.

Thurman Thomas

1989 Score #211 Rookie Card

Position:  Running Back #34
Height:  5’10”          Weight:  200 lbs
Born:  May 16, 1966 in Houston Texas
College:  Oklahoma State
Drafted:  Buffalo Bills picked in the 2nd Round (40th Overall) in the 1988 Draft
Career:  1988 – 2000 – Buffalo Bills (1988-1999), Miami Dolphins (2000)
Highlights:  5 time Pro Bowler, 2 time First Team All Pro and inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2007.  Thurman Thomas played for the Buffalo Bills in 4 Super Bowls including Super Bowl XXV against the New York Giants, Super Bowl XXVI against the Washington Redskins, Super Bowl XXVII against the Dallas Cowboys and Super Bowl XXVIII against the Dallas Cowboys.  Despite losing all four Super Bowl games, Thomas helped the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances.  Thurman Thomas started 160 of the 182 games he played during his 13 year career and ran 2,877 times for 12,074 yards and 65 touchdowns. He also caught 472 times for 4,458 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Carlton “Cookie” Gilchrist

Carlton "Cookie" Gilchrist - CFL - NFL - Full Back - Buffalo Bills

1963 Fleer #23 NFL Rookie Card

Position:  Full Back #34
Height:  6’3″          Weight:  251 lbs
Born:  May 25, 1935 in Brackenridge Pennsylvania
Died:  January 10, 2011 in Penn Hills Pennsylvania
College:  None
Drafted:  Not Drafted
Career:  1958 – 1967 – Saskatchewan Roughriders (1958-1960), Toronto Argonauts (1961-1962), Buffalo Bills (1962-1964), Denver Broncos (1965), Miami Dolphins (1966), Denver Broncos (1967)
Highlights:  4 time Pro Bowler and 3 time First Team All Pro.  Carlton “Cookie” Gilchrist started his career in the Canadian Football League and played in 65 games in the NFL during his 6 year career where he ran the ball 1,010 for 4, 293 yards and 37 touchdowns.  He also caught 110 passes for 1,135 yards and 6 touchdowns.

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

Andre Reed

1986 Topps #388 Rookie Car

Position:  Wide Receiver #83
Height:  6’2″          Weight:  190 lbs
Born:  January 29, 1964 in Allentown Pennsylvania
College:  Kutztown Pennsylvania
Drafted:  
Buffalo Bills picked in the 4th Round (86th Overall) in the 1985 Draft
Career:  
1985 – 2000 – Buffalo Bills (1985-1999), Washington Redskins (2000)
Highlights:  7 time Pro Bowler and an NFL Hall of Fame Finalist in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.  Andre Reed played for the Buffalo Bills in 4 Super Bowls including Super Bowl XXV against the New York Giants, Super Bowl XXVI against the Washington Redskins, Super Bowl XXVII against the Dallas Cowboys and Super Bowl XXVIII against the Dallas Cowboys.  Despite losing all four Super Bowl games, Thomas helped the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances.  Andre Reed started 217 of the 234 games he played during his tremendous 16 year career and caught 951 passes for 13,198 yards and 87 touchdowns averaging 13.9 yards per reception and eclipsed the 1,000 season mark 4 times during his career.  He also ran the ball 75 times for 500 yards and 1 touchdown.  He is ranked number 12 all time for NFL Career Receiving Yards.

Eric Moulds

1996 Leaf #186 Rookie Card

Position:  Wide Receivers #80
Height:  6’2″          Weight:  210 lbs
Born:  July 17, 1973 in Lucedale Mississippi
College:  Mississippi State
Drafted:  Buffalo Bills picked in the 1st Round (24th Overall) in the 1996 Draft
Career:  1996 – 2007 – Buffalo Bills (1996-2005), Houston Texans (2006), Tennessee Titans (2007)
Highlights:  3 time Pro Bowler.  Eric Moulds started 157 of the 186 games he played during his 12 year career and caught 764 passes for 9,995 yards and 49 touchdowns.  He also spent some time on Special Teams and returned 96 kickoffs for 2,128 yards and returned 1 for a 97 yard touchdown.

Elbert Dubenion

1960 Fleer #17 Rookie Card

Position:  Wide Receiver – Half Back #44
Height:  5’11”          Weight:  187 lbs
Born:  February 16, 1933 in Griffin Georgia
College:  Bluffton
Drafted:  Cleveland Browns picked in the 14th Round (167th Overall) in the 1959 Draft
Career:  1960 – 1968 – Buffalo Bills
Highlights:  1 time Pro Bowler.  Elbert Dubenion played in 103 games during his 9 year career and caught 294 passes for 5,294 yards and 35 touchdowns averaging 18.0 yards per reception.  He also ran the ball 46 times for 326 yards and 3 touchdowns.  On Special Teams he returned 40 kickoffs for 961 yards and 1 touchdown from 93 yards out.

TIGHT ENDS

Ernie Warlick

Ernie Warlick | Buffalo Bills | Tight End

1963 Fleer #27 Rookie Card

Position:  Tight End #84
Height:  6’3″          Weight:  235 lbs
Born:  July 21, 1932 in Washington DC
Died:  November 24, 2012
College:  North Carolina Central
Drafted:  Not Drafted
Career:  1962 – 1965 – Buffalo Bills
Highlights:  4 time Pro Bowler.  Ernie “Big Hoss” Warlick played in 56 games during his short 4 year career and caught 90 passes for 1,551 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Paul Costa

Paul Costa - Buffalo Bills - Tight End

1968 Topps #175 Rookie Card

Position:  Tight End #82
Height:  6’6″          Weight:  268 lbs
Born:  December 7, 1941 in Yonkers New York
College:  Notre Dame
Drafted:  Green Bay Packers picked in the 4th Round (55th Overall) in the 1964 NFL Draft, Kansas City Chiefs picked in the 14th Round (106th Overall) in the1964 AFL Draft
Career:  1965 – 1972 – Buffalo Bills
Highlights:  2 time Pro Bowler.  Paul Costa played in 100 games during his 8 year career and caught 102 passes for 1,699 yards and 6 touchdowns.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

Will Wolford

1989 Pro Set #33 Rookie Card

Position:  Tackle – Guard #69
Height:  6’5″          Weight:  294 lbs
Born:  May 18, 1964 in Louisville Kentucky
College:  Vanderbilt
Drafted:  Buffalo Bills picked in the 1st Round (20th Overall) in the 1986 Draft
Career:  1986 – 1998 – Buffalo Bills (1986-1992), Indianapolis Colts (1993-1995), Pittsburgh Steelers (1996-1998)
Highlights:  3 time Pro Bowler.  Will Wolford played for the Buffalo Bills in 3 Super Bowls including Super Bowl XXV against the New York Giants, Super Bowl XXVI against the Washington Redskins and Super Bowl XXVII against the Dallas Cowboys.  Despite losing all three Super Bowl games, Wolford helped the Buffalo Bills to three consecutive Super Bowl appearances.  Will Wolford started all 191 games he played during his 13 year career.

Billy Shaw

1962 Fleer #16 Rookie Card

Position:  Guard #66
Height:  6’2″          Weight:  258 lbs
Born:  December 15, 1938 in Natchez Mississippi
College:  Georgia Tech
Drafted:  Buffalo Bills picked in the 2nd Round (11th Overall) in the 1961 AFL Draft, Dallas Cowboys picked in the 14th Round (184th Overall) in the 1961 NFL Draft
Career:  1961 – 1969 – Buffalo Bills
Highlights:  8 time Pro Bowler, 5 time First Team All Pro and inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1999.  Billy Shaw played in 119 games during his 9 year career.

Kent Hull

1989 Pro Set #21 Rookie Card

Position:  Center #67
Height:  6’5″          Weight:  284 lbs
Born:  January 13, 1961 in Pontotoc Mississippi
Died:  October 18, 2011 in Greenwood Mississippi
College:  Mississippi State
Drafted:  Not Drafted
Career:  1986 – 1996 – Buffalo Bills
Highlights:  3 time Pro Bowler and 2 time First Team All Pro. Kent Hull played for the Buffalo Bills in 4 Super Bowls including Super Bowl XXV against the New York Giants, Super Bowl XXVI against the Washington Redskins, Super Bowl XXVII against the Dallas Cowboys and Super Bowl XXVIII against the Dallas Cowboys.  Despite losing all four Super Bowl games, Hull helped the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances.  Kent Hull started 169 of the 170 games he played during his 11 year career with the Buffalo Bills.

Joe DeLamielleure

1973 Topps #183 Rookie Card

Position:  Guard #68
Height:  6’3″          Weight:  254 lbs
Born:  March 16, 1951 in Detroit Michigan
College:  Michigan State
Drafted:  Buffalo Bills picked in the 1st Round (26th Overall) in the 1973 NFL Draft
Career:  1986 – 1996 – Buffalo Bills (1973-1979), Cleveland Browns (1980-1984), Buffalo Bills (1985)
Highlights:  6 time Pro Bowler, 3 time First Team All Pro and inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2003.  Joe DeLamielleure started 175 of the 185 games he played during his 13 year career.

Stew Barber

1964 Topps #23 Rookie Card

Position:  Guard #77
Height:  6’2″          Weight:  250 lbs
Born:  June 14, 1939 in Bradford Pennsylvania
College:  Penn State
Drafted:  Buffalo Bills picked in the 4th Round (27th Overall) in the 1961 AFL Draft, Dallas Cowboys picked in the 3rd Round (30th Overall) in the 1961 NFL Draft
Career:  1961 – 1969 – Buffalo Bills
Highlights:  5 time Pro Bowler and 2 time First Team All Pro.  Stew Barber played in 125 games during his 9 year career.

 

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

Bruce Smith

1986 Topps #389 Rookie Card

Position:  Defensive End #78
Height:  6’4″          Weight:  262 lbs
Born:  June 18, 1963 in Norfolk Virginia
College:  Virginia Tech
Drafted:  Buffalo Bills picked in the 1st Round (12th Overall) in the 1985 NFL Draft
Career:  1985 – 2003 – Buffalo Bills (1985-1999), Washington Redskins (2000-2003)
Highlights:  11 time Pro Bowler, 8 time First Team All Pro and inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2009.  Bruce Smith played for the Buffalo Bills in 4 Super Bowls including Super Bowl XXV against the New York Giants, Super Bowl XXVI against the Washington Redskins, Super Bowl XXVII against the Dallas Cowboys and Super Bowl XXVIII against the Dallas Cowboys.  Despite losing all four Super Bowl games, Smith helped the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances.  Bruce Smith started 267 of the 279 games he played during his incredible 19 year career where he recorded 200 sacks, 2 interceptions, 15 fumble recoveries, 1,078 tackles and 147 assists and 1 touchdown.

Tom Sestak

Tom Sestak - Buffalo Bills - Defensive End

1963 Fleer #33 Rookie Card

Position:  Defensive Tackle #70
Height:  6’5″          Weight:  267 lbs
Born:  March 9, 1936 in Gonzales Texas
Died:  April 3, 1987 in Buffalo New York
College:  Baylor, McNeese State
Drafted:  Buffalo Bills picked in the 17th Round (132nd Overall) in the 1962 AFL Draft, Detroit Lions picked in the 16th Round (220th Overall) in the 1962 NFL Draft
Career:  1962 – 1968 – Buffalo Bills
Highlights:  4 time Pro Bowler and 3 time First Team All Pro.  Tom Sestak played in 96 games during his 7 year career and scored 2 touchdowns off of 2 interceptions.  Individual statistics for sacks and tackles were not kept at that time.

Fred Smerlas

1981 Topps #201 Rookie Card

Position:  Nose Tackle – Defensive Tackle #76
Height:  6’3″          Weight:  277 lbs
Born:  April 8, 1957 in Waltham Massachusetts
College:  Boston College
Drafted:  Buffalo Bills picked in the 2nd Round (32nd Overall) in the 1979 NFL Draft
Career:  1979 – 1992 – Buffalo Bills (1979-1989), San Francisco 49ers (1990), New England Patriots (1991-1992)
Highlights:  5 time Pro Bowler and 1 time First Team All Pro.  Fred Smerlas played for the Buffalo Bills in 3 Super Bowls including Super Bowl XXV against the New York Giants, Super Bowl XXVI against the Washington Redskins and Super Bowl XXVII against the Dallas Cowboys.  Despite losing all three Super Bowl games, Wolford helped the Buffalo Bills to three consecutive Super Bowl appearances.  Fred Smerlas played in 200 games during his 14 year career and recorded 18.5 sacks, 1 interception, 10 fumble recoveries.

Ron McDole

1967 Topps #25 Rookie Card

Position:  Defensive End – Defensive Tackle #72
Height:  6’4″          Weight:  265 lbs
Born:  September 9, 1939 in Chester Ohio
College:  Nebraska
Drafted:  Denver Broncos picked in the 4th Round (25th Overall) in the 1961 AFL Draft, St. Louis Cardinals picked in the 4th Round (50th Overall) in the 1961 NFL Draft
Career:  1961 – 1978 – St. Louis Cardinals (1961), Houston Oilers (1962), Buffalo Bills (1963-1970), Washington Redskins (1971-1978)
Highlights:  2 time Pro Bowler and 1 time First Team All Pro.  Ron McDole played in 240 games during his 16 year career and recorded 107 sacks, 12 interceptions with 1 returned for a touchdown, 14 fumble recoveries with 1 for a touchdown and 3 safeties.

 

LINEBACKERS

Mike Stratton

Mike Stratton - Buffalo Bills - Linebacker

1963 Fleer #32 Rookie Card

Position:  Linebacker #58
Height:  6’3″          Weight:  224 lbs
Born:  April 10, 1941 in Vonore Tennessee
College:  Tennessee
Drafted:  Buffalo Bills picked in the 13th Round (100th Overall) in the 1962 AFL Draft
Career:  1962 – 1973 – Buffalo Bills (1962-1972), San Diego Chargers (1973)
Highlights:  6 time Pro Bowler and 3 time First Team All Pro.  Mike Stratton played in 156 games during his 12 year career and recorded 21 interceptions with 1 returned for a touchdown and 1 safety.

Darryl Talley

1988 Topps #228 Rookie Card

Position:  Linebacker #56
Height:  6’4″          Weight:  235 lbs
Born:  July 10, 1960 in Cleveland Ohio
College:  West Virginia
Drafted:  Buffalo Bills picked in the 2nd Round (39th Overall) in the 1983 NFL Draft
Career:  1983 – 1996 – Buffalo Bills (1983-1994), Atlanta Falcons (1995), Minnesota Vikings (1996)
Highlights:  2 time Pro Bowler. Darryl Talley played for the Buffalo Bills in 4 Super Bowls including Super Bowl XXV against the New York Giants, Super Bowl XXVI against the Washington Redskins, Super Bowl XXVII against the Dallas Cowboys and Super Bowl XXVIII against the Dallas Cowboys.  Despite losing all four Super Bowl games, Talley helped the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances.  Darryl Talley started 187 of the 216 games he played during his 14 year career and recorded 38.5 sacks, 12 interceptions with 2 returned for touchdowns, 14 fumble recoveries, 1,190 tackles and 62 assists.

Cornelius Bennett

1988 Topps #230 Rookie Card

Position:  Linebacker #97
Height:  6’2″          Weight:  237 lbs
Born:  August 25, 1965 in Birmingham Alabama
College:  Alabama
Drafted:  Indianapolis Colts picked in the 1st Round (2nd Overall) in the 1987 NFL Draft
Career:  1987 – 2000 – Buffalo Bills (1987-1995), Atlanta Falcons (1996-1998), Indianapolis Colts (1999-2000)
Highlights:  5 time Pro Bowler and 1 time First Team All Pro.  Cornelius Bennett played for the Buffalo Bills in 4 Super Bowls including Super Bowl XXV against the New York Giants, Super Bowl XXVI against the Washington Redskins, Super Bowl XXVII against the Dallas Cowboys and Super Bowl XXVIII against the Dallas Cowboys.  He also played for the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII against the Denver Broncos.  Despite losing all five Super Bowl games, Bennett helped his teams to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances and 5 Super Bowl appearances in 9 years.  Cornelius Bennett started 204 of the 206 games he played during his 14 year career and recorded 71.5 interceptions with 1 returned 69 yards for a touchdown, 27 fumble recoveries with 1 for a touchdown, 1,048 tackles and 142 assists.

Shane Conlon

1992 Front Row Card

Position:  Linebacker #58
Height:  6’3″          Weight:  235 lbs
Born:  March 4, 1964 in Frewsburg New York
College:  Penn State
Drafted:  Buffalo Bills picked in the 1st Round (8th Overall) in the 1987 NFL Draft
Career:  1987 – 1995 – Buffalo Bills (1987-1992), Los Angeles Rams (1993-1995)
Highlights:  3 time Pro Bowler.  Shane Conlon played for the Buffalo Bills in 3 Super Bowls including Super Bowl XXV against the New York Giants, Super Bowl XXVI against the Washington Redskins and Super Bowl XXVII against the Dallas Cowboys.  Despite losing all three Super Bowl games, Conlon helped the Buffalo Bills to three consecutive Super Bowl appearances.  Shane Conlan started 114 of the 120 games he played during his 9 year career and recorded 7 sacks 5 interceptions, 5 fumble recoveries, 751 tackles and 32 assists.

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Robert James

Picture Not Available

Position:  Defensive Back #20
Height:  6’1″          Weight:  184 lbs
Born:  July 7, 1947 in Murfreesoro Tennessee
College:  Fisk
Drafted:  Not Drafted
Career:  1969 – 1974 – Buffalo Bills
Highlights:  3 time Pro Bowler and 2 time First Team All Pro.  Robert James played in 83 games during his 6 year career and recorded 9 interceptions and 6 fumble recoveries with 1 for a touchdown.

George “Butch” Byrd

George Byrd - Butch Byrd - Buffalo Bills - Denver Broncos - Cornerback - Defensive Back

1971 Topps #58 Rookie Card

Position:  Defensive Back #42
Height:  6’0″          Weight:  211 lbs
Born:  September 20, 1941 in Watervliet New York
College:  Boston University
Drafted:  Buffalo Bills picked in the 4th Round (25th Overall) in the 1964 AFL Draft
Career:  1964 – 1971 – Buffalo Bills (1964-1970), Denver Broncos (1971)
Highlights:  5 time Pro Bowler and 3 time First Team All Pro.  Butch Byrd played in 112 games during his 8 year career and recorded 40 interceptions with 5 returned for touchdowns and 10 fumble recoveries.  Statistics for tackles and sacks were not kept at the time.

Nate Odomes

1990Topps #198 Rookie Card

Position:  Defensive Back #37
Height:  5’9″          Weight:  188 lbs
Born:  August 25, 1965 in Columbus Georgia
College:  Wisconsin
Drafted:  Buffalo Bills picked in the 1st Round (29th Overall) in the 1987 NFL Draft
Career:  1987 – 1996 – Buffalo Bills (1987-1993), Atlanta Falcons (1996)
Highlights:  5 time Pro Bowler.  Nate Odomes played for the Buffalo Bills in 4 Super Bowls including Super Bowl XXV against the New York Giants, Super Bowl XXVI against the Washington Redskins, Super Bowl XXVII against the Dallas Cowboys and Super Bowl XXVIII against the Dallas Cowboys.  Despite losing all four Super Bowl games, Odomes helped the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances.  Nate Odomes started 111 of the 115 games he played during his 8 year career and recorded 3 sacks, 26 interceptions with 1 returned for a touchdown, 8 fumble recoveries with 2 for touchdowns and 383 tackles.

Steve Freeman

1981 Topps #443 Rookie Card

Position:  Defensive Back #22
Height:  5’11”          Weight:  185 lbs
Born:  May 8, 1953 in Lamesa Texas
College:  Mississippi State
Drafted:  New England Patriots picked in the 5th Round (117th Overall) in the 1975 NFL Draft
Career:  1975 – 1987 – Buffalo Bills (1975-1986), Minnesota Vikings (1987)
Highlights:  Steve Freeman played in 190 games during his 13 year career and recorded 3 sacks, 23 interceptions with 3 for touchdowns and 8 fumble recoveries.  Statistics for tackles were not recorded at that time

George Saimes

1964 Topps #36 Rookie Card

Position:  Defensive Back #26
Height:  5’11”          Weight:  186 lbs
Born:  September 1, 1941 in Canton Ohio
College:  Michigan State
Drafted:  Kansas City Chiefs picked in the 6th Round (48th Overall) in the 1963 AFL Draft, Los Angeles Rams picked in the 6th Round (71st Overall) in the 1963 NFL Draft
Career:  1963 – 1972 – Buffalo Bills (1963-1979), Denver Broncos (1970-1972)
Highlights:  5 time Pro Bowler and 3 time First Team All Pro.  George Saimes played in 121 games during his 10 year career and recorded 22 interceptions and 4 fumble recoveries.

Henry Jones

1991 Pro Set #775 Rookie Card

Position:  Safety #20
Height:  5’11”          Weight:  197 lbs
Born:  December 29, 1967 in St. Louis Missouri
College:  Illinois
Drafted:  Buffalo Bills picked in the 1st Round (26th Overall) in the 1991 NFL Draft
Career:  1991 – 2002 – Buffalo Bills (1991-2000), Minnesota Vikings (2001), Atlanta Falcons (2002)
Highlights:  1 time Pro Bowler and 1 time First Team All Pro.  Henry Jones played for the Buffalo Bills in 3 Super Bowls including Super Bowl XXVI against the Washington Redskins, Super Bowl XXVII against the Dallas Cowboys and Super Bowl XXVIII against the Dallas Cowboys.  Despite losing all three Super Bowl games, Jones helped the Buffalo Bills to three consecutive Super Bowl appearances. Henry Jones started 134 of the 158 games he played and recorded 5 sacks, 18 interceptions with 4 returned for touchdowns, 9 fumble recoveries, 585 tackles and 1 safety.

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

K – Steve Christe

1991 Stadium Club #352 Rookie Card

Position:  Kicker #2
Height:  6’0″          Weight:  195 lbs
Born:  November 13, 1967 in Hamilton Canada
College:  William & Mary
Drafted:  Not Drafted
Career:  1990 – 2004 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1990-1991), Buffalo Bills (1992-2000), San Diego Chargers (2001-2003), New York Giants (2004)
Highlights:  Steve Christie played for the Buffalo Bills in 2 Super Bowls including Super Bowl XXVII against the Dallas Cowboys and Super Bowl XXVIII against the Dallas Cowboys.  Despite losing both Super Bowl games, Christie helped the Buffalo Bills to three consecutive Super Bowl appearances.Steve Christie played in 229 games during his 15 year career and made 336 field goals and 468 PATs scoring 1,146 total points.  Christie made 21 field goals over 50 yards during his career.

P – Brian Moorman

Brian Moorman - Buffalo Bills - Punter

Score #292 Card

Position:  Punter #8
Height:  6’0″          Weight:  175 lbs
Born:  February 5, 1976 in Wichita Kansas
College:  Pittsburgh State
Drafted:  Not Drafted
Career:  2001 – 2012 – Buffalo Bills (2001-2012), Dallas Cowboys (2012)
Highlights:  2 time Pro Bowler and 2 time First Team All Pro.  Brian Moorman played in 179 games during his 13 year career and punted 918 times for 40,356 yards with a career long punt of 84 yards.  He also completed 3 passes for 68 yards and 2 touchdowns.

PR – Keith Moody

Picture Not Available

Position:  Punt Returner – Defensive Back #46
Height:  5’11”          Weight:  171 lbs
Born:  June 13, 1953 in Salisbury North Carolina
College:  Syracuse
Drafted:  Buffalo Bills picked in the 10th Round (280th Overall) in the 1976 NFL Draft
Career:  1976 – 1980 – Buffalo Bills (1976-1979), Oakland Raiders (1980)
Highlights:  Keith Moody played 63 games during his 5 year career and returned 88 punts for 920 yards and 3 touchdowns.  He also returned 109 kickoffs for 2,318 yards.

KR – Terrence McGee

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Position:  Kick Returner – Defensive back #24
Height:  5’9″          Weight:  195 lbs
Born:  October 14, 1980 in Athens Texas
College:  Northwest State
Drafted:  Buffalo Bills picked in the 4th Round (111th Overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft
Career:  2003 – 2012 – Buffalo Bills
Highlights:  1 time Pro Bowler.  Terrence McGee played in 122 games and returned 207 kicks for 5,450 yards and 5 touchdowns including 1 for 104 yards and averaged 26.3 yards per return.

The Buffalo Bills started play in 1960 in the startup American Football League. During their AFL days they won two AFL Championships behind quarterback Jack Kemp in 1964 and 1965. Since then, the Bills have gone to four Super Bowls and have a plethora of Hall of Fame players from Billy Shaw, to O.J. Simpson, to Jim Kelly, to Thurman Thomas.

1993 playoff game between the Houston Oilers and the Buffalo Bills. Experience the agony of a horrible first half, and the heroics of a brilliant second half comeback.

 

NICKNAME

  • Buffalo’s team in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) in 1946 was the Bisons. In 1947 a contest was held to rename the team, which was owned by James Breuil of the Frontier Oil Company. The winning entry suggested Bills, reflecting on the famous western frontiersman, Buffalo Bill Cody. Carrying the “frontier” theme further, the winning contestant further offered that the team was being supported by Frontier Oil and was “opening a new frontier in sports in Western New York.” When Buffalo joined the new American Football League in 1960, the name of the city’s earlier pro football entry was adopted.

HEAD COACHES

  • Buster Ramsey (1960-1961)
  • Lou Saban (1962-1965)
  • Joe Collier (1966-1968)
  • Harvey Johnson (1968)
  • John Rauch (1969-1970)
  • Harvey Johnson (1971)
  • Lou Saban (1972-1975)
  • Jim Ringo (1976-1977)
  • Chuck Knox (1978-1982)
  • Kay Stephenson (1983-1984)
  • Hank Bullough (1985-1986)
  • Marv Levy (1986-1997)
  • Wade Phillips (1998-2000)
  • Gregg Williams (2001-2003)
  • Mike Mularkey (2004-2005)
  • Dick Jauron (2006-2009)
  • Perry Fewell (2009)
  • Chan Gailey (2010-2012)
  • Doug Marrone (2013-2014)
  • Rex Ryan (2015-Present)

SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS

  • None

AFL CHAMPIONS (PRE-1966)

  • 1964, 1965

SUPER BOWL APPEARANCES

  • Super Bowl XXV (1990) – Buffalo Bills vs. New York Giants
  • Super Bowl XXVI (1991) – Buffalo Bills vs. Washington Redskins
  • Super Bowl XXVII (1992) – Buffalo Bills vs. Dallas Cowboys
  • Super Bowl XXVIII (1993) – Buffalo Bills vs. Dallas Cowboys

AFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES (PRE-1966)

  • 1964, 1965

AFL/AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

  • 1966, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

DIVISION CHAMPIONS

  • 1964, 1965, 1966, 1980, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995

PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

  • 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999

PLAYOFF RECORD

  • 14-15 .483

HALL OF FAME PLAYERS

  • Joe DeLamielleure G (1973-1979, 1985)
  • Jim Kelly QB (1986-1996)
  • James Lofton WR (1989-1992)
  • Billy Shaw G (1961-1969)
  • O.J. Simpson RB (1969-1977)
  • Bruce Smith DE (1985-1999)
  • Thurman Thomas RB (1988-1999)

HALL OF FAME COACHES

  • Marv Levy Coach (1986-1997)
  • Ralph Wilson Owner (1960-Present)

RETIRED NUMBERS

  • 12 Jim Kelly QB (1986-1996)

WALL OF FAME

  • Eddie Abramoski Trainer (1960-1995)
  • Joe DeLamielleure G (1973-1979, 1985)
  • Elbert Dubenion WR (1960-1968)
  • Booker Edgerson CB (1962-1969)
  • Joe Ferguson QB (1973-1984)
  • Phil Hansen DE (1991-2001)
  • Kent Hull C (1986-1996)
  • Robert James CB (1969-1974)
  • Bob Kalsu G (1968)
  • Jim Kelly QB (1986-1996)
  • Jack Kemp QB (1962-1969)
  • Marv Levy Coach (1986-1997)
  • Patrick McGroder VP (1962-1985)
  • Andre Reed WR (1985-1999)
  • Jim Richter C (1980-1993)
  • George Saimes S (1963-1974)
  • Tom Sestak DT (1962-1968)
  • Billy Shaw G (1961-1969)
  • O.J. Simpson RB (1969-1977)
  • Fred Smerlas DT (1979-1989)
  • Bruce Smith DE (1985-1999)
  • Mike Stratton LB (1962-1972)
  • Darryl Talley LB (1983-1994)
  • Steve Tasker ST (1986-1997)
  • Thurman Thomas RB (1988-1999)
  • Ralph C. Wilson Jr. President. (1960-Present)
  • “The 12th Man” – Fans of Buffalo

PRO BOWL MVP

  • 1973 O.J. Simpson RB
  • 1988 Bruce Smith DE
  • 1991 Jim Kelly QB
  • 1993 Steve Tasker ST

AWARDS

COACH OF THE YEAR

  • 1964 Lou Saban
  • 1965 Lou Saban
  • 1980 Chuck Knox
  • 1988 Marv Levy

AFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

  • 1966 Bobby Burnett RB

DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

  • 1979 Jim Haslett LB
  • 1987 Shane Conlan LB

OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

  • None

AFL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • 1962 Cookie Gilchrist FB

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • 1990 Bruce Smith DE
  • 1995 Bryce Paup LB
  • 1996 Bruce Smith DE

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • 1991 Thurman Thomas RB

NFL MVP

  • 1973 O.J. Simpson RB
  • 1991 Thurman Thomas RB

SUPER BOWL MVP

  • None

 

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