WALL OF FAME :
The Buffalo Bills in 1980 to pay their nobility to their
outstanding former players, administrators, and coaches started
Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame. The eligibility for induction is
that a player must have spent not less than three seasons with
the Bulls and must have retired from professional football. The
renowned media members and club personnel make the selection. Up
till this date there are 20 Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame members
linebacker Darryl Talley being the recent addition. He became
Bills Wall of Fame inductee on
October 19, 2003.
Selected to the
Wall of Fame in 1999 and Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in
1997. He retired from the Bills after the conclusion of 1995
Played in the
in two stints, from 1973-79 and then again in 1985. Appeared in
five consecutive Pro Bowl’s (1975-79) as a Bill. He retired from
professional after the conclusion of 1985 season. He was
inducted into the Bills Wall of Fame in 1997.
Elbert Dubenion is one of the original players to report to
the Bills camp in 1960. Ranks second among the Bills all-time
leading receivers with 5,309 yards receiving and 35 receiving
touchdowns. He was inducted into the Bills Wall of Fame in 1995.
From 1973 to 1984,
Ferguson led the
Bills in passing for 12 straight seasons. He ranks second in
Bills history in career attempts (4,166), completions (2,188),
yards (27,590) and touchdowns (181). He was inducted into the
Bills Wall of Fame in 1993
Kent Bull missed just two games in his Bills career. He is
considered of the Bills key player with the ability to run the
no-huddle offense so successfully in the 1990s. He was selected
to the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 1997 and
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2002
Played for 5 seasons with the Bills from 1969-74. He made
three consecutive Pro Bowl appearances from 1972-1974. Due to a
career-ending knee injury in the 1975 preseason, he declared his
withdrawal from the professional football after the conclusion
of 1975 season. He was inducted into the Bills Wall of Fame in
Bob Kalsu was selected to the Wall of Fame in 2000. In 1968
he was voted Bills top rookie. He was assassinated by mortar
July 21, 1970 while defending Ripcord Base.
Jim Kelly is the Bills all-time leading passer with 2,874
completions and 35,467 yards. In 1991 campaign, he recorded the
most completions (304), passing yards (3,844), most passing
touchdowns (33) in a single season for the franchise. He has
been named the AFC Player of the Month three times and AFC
Player of the Week 10 times. He was inducted into the Bills Wall
of Fame in 2001.
Before claiming waivers from the San Diego Chargers for $100
in 1962, Kelly led the Bills to the 1964 and ’65 AFL
Championships, where he was named AFL Player-of-the Year in
1965. He is ranked third in almost every team passing record
including attempts (2,240), completions (1,040), yards (15,138),
and touchdowns (77). He was inducted into the Bills Wall of Fame
He joined the Bulls on
November 3, 1986
as their head coach and resumed his duties until his retirement
on December 31, 1997. Levy is the only coach in the history of
NFL to lead his team to four Super Bowl appearances in a row. In
his 11 full seasons led his team to eight postseason
appearances; five conference championships, winning four of
them. Served as the eldest coach in NFL history having coached
the 1997 season at the age of 72. He was inducted into the Bills
Wall of Fame in 1996.
McGroder served as both Vice President and Sr. Executive Vice
President of the Bills from 1962-85 and was a major proponent in
bringing pro football back to Buffalo in 1960. He died in
February 1986. He was inducted into the Bills Wall of Fame in
Saimes played for seven seasons in the Bills jersey as a
safety player. He helped the Bulls to capture back-to-back AFL
titles in 1964 and ’65. Made the AFL All-Star team five times
and is a member of the all-time AFL Defensive Team. In his 18
years of NFL career he spent the last 15 with the
Redskins. He was inducted into the Bills Wall of Fame in 2000.
Played with the Bills from 1962-68. He finished Bills career
with 51.0 sacks, including a high of 14.5 in 1964. In 1984, he
was named to the Bills Silver Anniversary Team. He died on
1987. He Selected to the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in
1993 and Bills Wall of Fame in 1987.
Played with the Bills from 1961-69 as an offensive guard. In
1999, he became only the second former Bill selected to the Pro
Football Hall of Fame and the first player elected into the Hall
who spent his entire career in the AFL. He was inducted into the
Bills Wall of Fame in 1988.
Played with Buffalo Bills from 1969-77 led the Bills in
rushing each of his eight seasons in
became the first running back in NFL history to top 2,000
rushing yards in a season and set a single-season record when he
ran for 2,003 yards in 1973. Simpson is still the Bills career
record holder with second in rushing yards (10,183), fifth in
scoring (420 total points) and ninth in receptions (175). He was
selected to the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 1991 and
Bills Wall of Fame in 1980.
Played with the
from 1979-89. His streak of 155 games played in a row is ranked
second in team history. He was selected to the Greater Buffalo
Sports Hall of Fame in 2000 and Bills Wall of Fame inn 2001.
Played in the Bills jersey from 1962-72. In his rookie
season, Stratton recorded career-high six interceptions. Made
the AFL All-Star team from 1963-68. He finished his Bills career
after recording 18 career INTs in 146 games. He was inducted in
Bills Wall of Fame in 1994.
In his 12 seasons with the Bills (1983-1994) Talley's
defensive leadership and tenacity were outstanding. He led the
Bills four straight AFC titles in the early 1990's. Before
retiring in 1996, he played one season in
Atlanta and one season in
was inducted in Bills Wall of Fame in 2003.
Ralph Wilson is the founder of the franchise and the only
president in the history of the club. In the historic merger
between the AFL and NFL, he played an instrumental role. He is
just the second administrator to be selected for the Bills Wall
of Fame in 1989 after Patrick McGroder in 1985.
Darryl Talley became Bills Wall of Fame inductee on