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 BILLS 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.

 

Eddie Abramoski :

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 season.

               

Joe Delamielleure :

Played in the Buffalo’s jersey 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 :

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.

 

Joe Ferguson :

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 Hull :

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

 

Robert James :

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 1998.

 

Bob Kalsu :

Bob Kalsu was selected to the Wall of Fame in 2000. In 1968 he was voted Bills top rookie. He was assassinated by mortar fire on July 21, 1970 while defending Ripcord Base.

 

Jim Kelly :

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.

 

Jack Kemp :

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 in 1984.

 

Marv Levy :

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.

 

Patrick J. McGroder :

Patrick J. 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 1985.

 

George Saimes :

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 Washington Redskins. He was inducted into the Bills Wall of Fame in 2000.

 

Tom Sestak :

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 April 3, 1987. He Selected to the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and Bills Wall of Fame in 1987.

 

Billy Shaw :

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.

 

O.J. Simpson :

Played with Buffalo Bills from 1969-77 led the Bills in rushing each of his eight seasons in Buffalo. He 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.

 

Fred Smerlas :

Played with the Buffalo Bills 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.

 

Mike Stratton :

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.

 

Darryl Talley :

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 Minnesota. He was inducted in Bills Wall of Fame in 2003.

 

Ralph Wilson :

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 :

Darryl Talley became Bills Wall of Fame inductee on October 19, 2003.

 

 
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