What College Have The Buffalo Bills Drafted The Most Players From?


The NFL Draft is one of the most looked forward to events of the National Football League off season. It is there that fans find out what young players are going to be joining their team next season. There are also usually some good trade rumors surrounding the draft too.

The Buffalo Bills came into the league in 1960 and since then have drafted some very good players. What school have the Bills drafted the most players out of though?

There is actually a tie here, as through the 2010 NFL Draft, the Bills have drafted 14 players out of both Notre Dame and Penn State University. No other school has sent more players than that to the Buffalo Bills through the draft.

Notre Dame players drafted by the Buffalo Bills:

1967 – Tom Rhoads – DE – 3rd Round
1970 – Jim Reilly – G – 3rd Round
1972 – Walt Patulski – DE – 1st Round
1972 – Fred Swendson – DE – 3rd Round
1972 – Ralph Stepaniak – DB – 7th Round
1974 – Brian Doherty – P – 9th Round
1975 – Tom Fine – TE – 16th Round
1983 – Tony Hunter – TE – 1st Round
1984 – Greg Bell – RB – 1st Round
1986 – Tony Furjanic – LB – 8th Round
1994 – Jeff Burris – DB – 1st Round
1996 – Dusty Ziegler – C – 6th Round
2001 – Dan O’Leary – TE – 6th Round
2001 – Tony Driver – DB – 6th Round

Of note:

-In 1972, the Bills drafted three players from Notre Dame, all on the defensive side of the ball.

-During their history, Buffalo has used their first round picks on Notre Dame players four times, including in back to back years in 1983 and 1984.

-The Bills have drafted three tight ends out of Notre Dame.

Penn State players drafted by the Buffalo Bills:

1967 – Mike Irwin – RB – 16th Round
1968 – Mike McBath – DE – 5th Round
1973 – John Skorupan – LB – 6th Round
1974 – Doug Allen – LB – 2nd Round
1974 – Gary Hayman – WR – 5th Round
1975 – Tom Donchez – RB – 4th Round
1981 – Booker Moore – RB – 1st Round
1986 – Bob Williams – TE – 7th Round
1987 – Shane Conlan – LB – 1st Round
1988 – Pete Curkendall – DT – 11th Round
1992 – Keith Goganious – LB – 3rd Round
1992 – Leonard Humphries – DB – 8th Round
2007 – Paul Posluszny – LB – 2nd Round
2009 – Aaron Maybin – DE – 1st Round

Of note:

-The Bills took two Penn State players in the 1992 NFL Draft and then didn’t pick from the school again for 15 years.

-Buffalo twice drafted Penn State players in three consecutive years, 1973, 74, and 75 and then again in 1986, 87, and 88.

The school that sits just behind Penn State and Notre Dame in the category of most players drafted by that team is the University of North Carolina. Over the years, the Bills have selected 12 players out of UNC.

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