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12-2-0, Finished 1st in AFL East Division  · 1964 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.9, Offense: 4.6, Defense: 5.3, SoS: -1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 400 points (28.6/g), 1st of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 242 points (17.3/g), 1st.
 Differential of 158 points (11.3/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 10.7-3.3.

Coach: Lou Saban (12-2-0)

Stadium: War Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Sheraton Camelot Motor Inn (Blasdell, New York)


Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jack Kemp* 29 7 13 119 for 269, 2,285 yards, 13 td, 26 int, & 37 rushes for 124 yards and 5 td Detroit Lions / 17th / 203rd pick / 1957
HB Bobby Smith 22 Rook 0 62 rushes for 306 yards, 4 td, & 6 catches for 72 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 11th / 81st pick / 1964
Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 94th pick / 1964
FB Cookie Gilchrist*+ 29 2 0 230 rushes for 981 yards, 6 td, & 30 catches for 345 yards and 0 td
WR Glenn Bass 25 3 0 43 catches for 897 yards, 7 td St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 64th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 23rd / 183rd pick / 1961
FL Elbert Dubenion* 31 4 0 42 catches for 1,139 yards, 10 td, & 1 rush for 20 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 14th / 167th pick / 1959
TE Ernie Warlick* 32 2 0 23 catches for 478 yards, 0 td
LT Stew Barber*+ 25 3 0 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 27th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 30th pick / 1961
LG Billy Shaw*+ 26 3 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 11th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 184th pick / 1961
C Walt Cudzik 32 10 0 Washington Redskins / 18th / 212th pick / 1954
RG Al Bemiller 26 3 14 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 51st pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 94th pick / 1961
RT Dick Hudson 24 2 0 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ron McDole 25 3 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 50th pick / 1961
LDT Jim Dunaway 23 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 9th pick / 1963
RDT Tom Sestak*+ 28 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 17th / 132nd pick / 1962
Detroit Lions / 16th / 220th pick / 1962
RDE Tom Day 29 4 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 20th / 229th pick / 1960
LLB John Tracey 31 5 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 44th pick / 1959
MLB Harry Jacobs 27 4 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 11th / 125th pick / 1959
RLB Mike Stratton*+ 23 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 13th / 100th pick / 1962
LCB Booker Edgerson 25 2 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Butch Byrd* 23 Rook 14 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 25th pick / 1964
LS Eugene Sykes 23 1 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 106th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 148th pick / 1963
RS George Saimes*+ 23 1 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 48th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 71st pick / 1963
 Special Teams Starters
K Pete Gogolak 22 Rook 0 19 of 29 field goals & 45 of 46 extra points Buffalo Bills / 12th / 92nd pick / 1964
P Paul Maguire 26 4 0 65 punts for a 42.7 average, 0 blocked
PR Hagood Clarke 22 Rook 0 33 punt returns for a 9.6 average and 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 85th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 18th / 141st pick / 1964
KR Ed Rutkowski 23 1 0 21 kick returns for a 23.7 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Ray Abruzzese 27 9 0 194 6-1 Alabama 10/27/1937 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 23rd / 180th pick / 1962
Baltimore Colts / 16th / 219th pick / 1962
43 Joe Auer 23 12 0 200 6-1 Miami (FL),Georgia Tech 10/11/1941 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 57th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 120th pick / 1963
77 Stew Barber*+ 25 LT 14 0 250 6-2 Penn St. 6/14/1939 3 12 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 27th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 30th pick / 1961
85 Glenn Bass 25 WR 14 0 202 6-2 East Carolina 4/12/1939 3 10 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 64th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 23rd / 183rd pick / 1961
50 Al Bemiller 26 RG 14 14 243 6-3 Syracuse 4/18/1938 3 6 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 51st pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 94th pick / 1961
42 Butch Byrd* 23 RCB 14 14 211 6-0 Boston Univ. 9/20/1941 Rook 11 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 25th pick / 1964
30 Wray Carlton 27 4 0 225 6-2 Duke 6/18/1937 4 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 26th pick / 1959
45 Hagood Clarke 22 14 0 205 6-0 Florida 6/14/1942 Rook 4 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 85th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 18th / 141st pick / 1964
53 Walt Cudzik 32 C 14 0 231 6-2 Purdue 2/21/1932 10 6 Washington Redskins / 18th / 212th pick / 1954
88 Tom Day 29 RDE 14 0 252 6-2 North Carolina A&T 8/20/1935 4 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 20th / 229th pick / 1960
25 Oliver Dobbins 23 14 0 182 6-0 Morgan St. 11/30/1941 Rook 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 18th / 247th pick / 1964
44 Elbert Dubenion* 31 FL 14 0 187 5-11 Bluffton 2/16/1933 4 12 Cleveland Browns / 14th / 167th pick / 1959
78 Jim Dunaway 23 LDT 14 0 277 6-4 Mississippi 9/3/1941 1 8 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 9th pick / 1963
24 Booker Edgerson 25 LCB 10 0 183 5-10 West. Illinois 7/5/1939 2 7
73 George Flint 25 14 0 240 6-4 Arizona St. 2/26/1939 2 3
34 Cookie Gilchrist*+ 29 FB 14 0 251 6-3 none 5/25/1935 2 12
3 Pete Gogolak 22 K 14 0 190 6-1 Cornell 4/18/1942 Rook 4 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 92nd pick / 1964
81 Bill Groman 28 5 0 194 6-0 Heidelberg 7/17/1936 4 1
79 Dick Hudson 24 RT 14 0 272 6-3 Memphis 7/30/1940 2 6 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
64 Harry Jacobs 27 MLB 14 0 226 6-1 Bradley 2/4/1937 4 9 Detroit Lions / 11th / 125th pick / 1959
74 Tom Keating 22 3 0 247 6-2 Michigan 9/2/1942 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 34th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 53rd pick / 1964
15 Jack Kemp* 29 QB 14 13 201 6-1 Occidental 7/13/1935 7 9 Detroit Lions / 17th / 203rd pick / 1957
12 Daryle Lamonica 23 qb 14 1 215 6-3 Notre Dame 7/17/1941 1 6 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 168th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 24th / 188th pick / 1963
55 Paul Maguire 26 P 14 0 228 6-0 The Citadel 8/22/1938 4 2
72 Ron McDole 25 LDE 14 0 265 6-4 Nebraska 9/9/1939 3 8 Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 50th pick / 1961
75 Dudley Meredith 29 11 0 280 6-4 Florida,Midwestern St.,Lamar 1/16/1935 1 4 Detroit Lions / 21st / 251st pick / 1957
67 Joe O'Donnell 23 14 0 262 6-2 Michigan 8/31/1941 Rook 3 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 40th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 13th / 101st pick / 1964
83 Hatch Rosdahl 23 4 0 250 6-5 Penn St. 8/24/1941 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 14th / 107th pick / 1963
47 Willie Ross 23 12 0 200 5-10 Nebraska 6/6/1941 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 90th pick / 1964
St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 121st pick / 1964
40 Ed Rutkowski 23 KR 14 0 198 6-1 Notre Dame 3/21/1941 1 3
26 George Saimes*+ 23 RS 14 0 186 5-11 Michigan St. 9/1/1941 1 13 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 48th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 71st pick / 1963
70 Tom Sestak*+ 28 RDT 14 0 267 6-5 Baylor,McNeese St. 3/9/1936 2 15 Buffalo Bills / 17th / 132nd pick / 1962
Detroit Lions / 16th / 220th pick / 1962
66 Billy Shaw*+ 26 LG 14 0 258 6-2 Georgia Tech 12/15/1938 3 12 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 11th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 184th pick / 1961
20 Bobby Smith 22 HB 14 0 203 6-0 North Texas 5/18/1942 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 11th / 81st pick / 1964
Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 94th pick / 1964
58 Mike Stratton*+ 23 RLB 14 0 224 6-3 Tennessee 4/10/1941 2 14 Buffalo Bills / 13th / 100th pick / 1962
23 Eugene Sykes 23 LS 10 0 201 6-1 LSU 9/26/1941 1 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 106th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 148th pick / 1963
51 John Tracey 31 LLB 14 0 225 6-3 Texas A&M 6/27/1933 5 9 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 44th pick / 1959
84 Ernie Warlick* 32 TE 14 0 235 6-3 North Carolina Central 7/21/1932 2 5
22 Charley Warner 24 4 0 176 6-0 Prairie View 4/14/1940 1 3
Team Total 25.5 14 224.0 6-1.6 2.2