Five Fun Facts About The Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills are one of the original AFL franchises from 1960. Over the years, the team has had some great successes. Here is a quick look at some interesting Buffalo Bills trivia.

1. Former Buffalo Bills running back Thurman Thomas was known as an exceptional pass receiver out of the backfield, catching just less than 500 passes during his NFL career. During his entire college career at Oklahoma State University he had just two receptions.

2. Because the New York Giants and New York Jets both play their home games in New Jersey, the Buffalo Bills are the only one of New York’s three NFL teams that actually play their games in the state of New York.

3. Longtime Buffalo Bills quarterback Joe Ferguson played for the team from 1973 through 1984. He then went on to play for three other NFL teams before retiring following the 1990 season. He would come out of retirement at the age of 45 in 1995 to play for the Canadian Football League‘s San Antonio Texans.

4. When Ralph Wilson decided to pursue the idea of purchasing a franchise in the American Football League, he was already a part owner of an NFL team, the Detroit Lions.

5. The first former United States Football League player to make it into the Professional Football Hall of Fame was Buffalo Bills star quarterback Jim Kelly.

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