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10-3-1, AFL East Division  · 1965 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.4, Offense: 0.1, Defense: 5.3, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 313 points (22.4/g), 3rd of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 226 points (16.1/g), 1st.
 Differential of 87 points (6.2/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 9.6-4.4.

Coach: Lou Saban (10-3-1)

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


Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jack Kemp*+ 30 8 13 179 for 391, 2,368 yards, 10 td, 18 int, & 36 rushes for 49 yards and 4 td Detroit Lions / 17th / 203rd pick / 1957
HB Wray Carlton* 28 5 0 156 rushes for 592 yards, 6 td, & 24 catches for 196 yards and 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 26th pick / 1959
FB Billy Joe* 25 2 0 123 rushes for 377 yards, 4 td, & 27 catches for 271 yards and 2 td Denver Broncos / 11th / 85th pick / 1963
Washington Redskins / 9th / 119th pick / 1963
FL Bo Roberson* 30 4 0 31 catches for 483 yards, 3 td
SE Ed Rutkowski* 24 2 0 18 catches for 247 yards, 1 td
TE Paul Costa* 24 Rook 8 21 catches for 401 yards, 0 td Green Bay Packers / 4th / 55th pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 106th pick / 1964
LT Stew Barber* 26 4 0 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 27th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 30th pick / 1961
LG Billy Shaw*+ 27 4 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 11th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 184th pick / 1961
C Dave Behrman* 24 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1963
RG Al Bemiller* 27 4 14 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 51st pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 94th pick / 1961
RT Dick Hudson* 25 3 0 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ron McDole* 26 4 0 1 interception, 5 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 50th pick / 1961
LDT Jim Dunaway* 24 2 0 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 9th pick / 1963
RDT Tom Sestak*+ 29 3 0 Buffalo Bills / 17th / 132nd pick / 1962
Detroit Lions / 16th / 220th pick / 1962
RDE Tom Day* 30 5 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 20th / 229th pick / 1960
LLB John Tracey* 32 6 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 44th pick / 1959
MLB Harry Jacobs* 28 5 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 11th / 125th pick / 1959
RLB Mike Stratton*+ 24 3 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 13th / 100th pick / 1962
LCB Booker Edgerson* 26 3 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Butch Byrd*+ 24 1 14 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 25th pick / 1964
LS Hagood Clarke* 23 1 0 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 85th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 18th / 141st pick / 1964
RS George Saimes*+ 24 2 5 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 48th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 71st pick / 1963
 Special Teams Starters
K Pete Gogolak* 23 1 0 28 of 46 field goals & 31 of 31 extra points Buffalo Bills / 12th / 92nd pick / 1964
P Paul Maguire* 27 5 0 80 punts for a 43.0 average, 0 blocked
PR Butch Byrd*+ 24 1 14 22 punt returns for a 10.0 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 4th / 25th pick / 1964
KR Charley Warner* 25 2 0 32 kick returns for a 25.8 average and 2 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
43 Joe Auer 24 5 0 200 6-1 Miami (FL),Georgia Tech 10/11/1941 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 57th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 120th pick / 1963
77 Stew Barber* 26 LT 14 0 250 6-2 Penn St. 6/14/1939 4 5 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 27th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 30th pick / 1961
85 Glenn Bass 26 4 0 202 6-2 East Carolina 4/12/1939 4 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 64th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 23rd / 183rd pick / 1961
60 Dave Behrman* 24 C 14 0 260 6-5 Michigan St. 11/9/1941 2 5 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1963
50 Al Bemiller* 27 RG 14 14 243 6-3 Syracuse 4/18/1938 4 5 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 51st pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 94th pick / 1961
42 Butch Byrd*+ 24 PR 14 14 211 6-0 Boston Univ. 9/20/1941 1 13 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 25th pick / 1964
30 Wray Carlton* 28 HB 14 0 225 6-2 Duke 6/18/1937 5 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 26th pick / 1959
45 Hagood Clarke* 23 LS 14 0 205 6-0 Florida 6/14/1942 1 8 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 85th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 18th / 141st pick / 1964
82 Paul Costa* 24 TE 10 8 268 6-6 Notre Dame 12/7/1941 Rook 4 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 55th pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 106th pick / 1964
88 Tom Day* 30 RDE 14 0 252 6-2 North Carolina A&T 8/20/1935 5 11 St. Louis Cardinals / 20th / 229th pick / 1960
44 Elbert Dubenion 32 3 0 187 5-11 Bluffton 2/16/1933 5 3 Cleveland Browns / 14th / 167th pick / 1959
78 Jim Dunaway* 24 LDT 14 0 277 6-4 Mississippi 9/3/1941 2 9 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 9th pick / 1963
24 Booker Edgerson* 26 LCB 14 0 183 5-10 West. Illinois 7/5/1939 3 8
80 Charley Ferguson* 26 12 0 217 6-5 Tennessee St. 11/13/1939 4 3
73 George Flint* 26 14 0 240 6-4 Arizona St. 2/26/1939 3 3
3 Pete Gogolak* 23 K 14 0 190 6-1 Cornell 4/18/1942 1 6 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 92nd pick / 1964
81 Bill Groman 29 5 0 194 6-0 Heidelberg 7/17/1936 5 0
49 Floyd Hudlow 22 7 0 195 5-11 Arizona 11/9/1943 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 80th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 119th pick / 1965
79 Dick Hudson* 25 RT 14 0 272 6-3 Memphis 7/30/1940 3 5 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
64 Harry Jacobs* 28 MLB 14 14 226 6-1 Bradley 2/4/1937 5 9 Detroit Lions / 11th / 125th pick / 1959
27 Tom Janik* 25 10 0 190 6-3 Texas A&M,Texas A&M-Kingsville 9/6/1940 2 4 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 21st pick / 1963
Detroit Lions / 12th / 167th pick / 1963
33 Billy Joe* 25 FB 14 0 235 6-2 Villanova 10/14/1940 2 6 Denver Broncos / 11th / 85th pick / 1963
Washington Redskins / 9th / 119th pick / 1963
74 Tom Keating 23 6 0 247 6-2 Michigan 9/2/1942 1 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 34th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 53rd pick / 1964
15 Jack Kemp*+ 30 QB 14 13 201 6-1 Occidental 7/13/1935 8 9 Detroit Lions / 17th / 203rd pick / 1957
12 Daryle Lamonica* 24 qb 14 1 215 6-3 Notre Dame 7/17/1941 2 2 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 168th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 24th / 188th pick / 1963
52 Bill Laskey* 22 14 0 235 6-3 Michigan 2/10/1943 Rook 5
55 Paul Maguire* 27 P 14 0 228 6-0 The Citadel 8/22/1938 5 3
72 Ron McDole* 26 LDE 14 0 265 6-4 Nebraska 9/9/1939 4 11 Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 50th pick / 1961
75 Dudley Meredith* 30 14 0 280 6-4 Florida,Midwestern St.,Lamar 1/16/1935 2 6 Detroit Lions / 21st / 251st pick / 1957
48 Pete Mills* 23 2 0 180 5-10 Wichita St. 5/29/1942 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 96th pick / 1965
67 Joe O'Donnell* 24 14 0 262 6-2 Michigan 8/31/1941 1 3 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 40th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 13th / 101st pick / 1964
46 Bo Roberson* 30 FL 8 0 195 6-1 Cornell 7/23/1935 4 5
40 Ed Rutkowski* 24 SE 14 0 198 6-1 Notre Dame 3/21/1941 2 3
26 George Saimes*+ 24 RS 14 5 186 5-11 Michigan St. 9/1/1941 2 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 48th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 71st pick / 1963
76 Henry Schmidt* 30 8 0 254 6-4 USC,Trinity (TX) 9/28/1935 6 5 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 71st pick / 1958
56 Marty Schottenheimer* 22 14 0 225 6-3 Pittsburgh 9/23/1943 Rook 5 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 49th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 7th / 56th pick / 1965
70 Tom Sestak*+ 29 RDT 14 0 267 6-5 Baylor,McNeese St. 3/9/1936 3 13 Buffalo Bills / 17th / 132nd pick / 1962
Detroit Lions / 16th / 220th pick / 1962
66 Billy Shaw*+ 27 LG 14 0 258 6-2 Georgia Tech 12/15/1938 4 8 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 11th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 184th pick / 1961
20 Bobby Smith* 23 14 0 203 6-0 North Texas 5/18/1942 1 2 Buffalo Bills / 11th / 81st pick / 1964
Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 94th pick / 1964
32 Donnie Stone 28 14 0 205 6-1 Arkansas 1/5/1937 4 1 Chicago Bears / 21st / 249th pick / 1959
58 Mike Stratton*+ 24 RLB 14 0 224 6-3 Tennessee 4/10/1941 3 13 Buffalo Bills / 13th / 100th pick / 1962
23 Eugene Sykes 24 4 0 201 6-1 LSU 9/26/1941 2 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 106th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 148th pick / 1963
51 John Tracey* 32 LLB 14 0 225 6-3 Texas A&M 6/27/1933 6 11 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 44th pick / 1959
84 Ernie Warlick* 33 te 14 6 235 6-3 North Carolina Central 7/21/1932 3 1
22 Charley Warner* 25 KR 14 0 176 6-0 Prairie View 4/14/1940 2 2
Team Total 26.0 14 224.2 6-1.9 2.8