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1968 Buffalo Bills

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1-12-1, Finished 5th in AFL East Division  · 1968 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -10.8, Offense: -7.9, Defense: -2.9, SoS: 1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 199 points (14.2/g), 10th of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 367 points (26.2/g), 8th.
 Differential of -168 points (-12.0/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 2.7-11.3.

Coach: Joe Collier (0-2-0) and Harvey Johnson (1-10-1)

Stadium: War Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Niagara University (Niagara Falls, New York)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Dan Darragh 22 Rook 7 92 for 215, 917 yards, 3 td, 14 int, & 13 rushes for 11 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 13th / 336th pick / 1968
HB Max Anderson 23 Rook 0 147 rushes for 525 yards, 2 td, & 22 catches for 140 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 5th / 132nd pick / 1968
FB Ben Gregory 22 Rook 0 52 rushes for 283 yards, 1 td, & 5 catches for 21 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 5th / 114th pick / 1968
FL Richard Trapp 22 Rook 0 24 catches for 235 yards, 0 td Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1968
SE Haven Moses 22 Rook 0 42 catches for 633 yards, 2 td, & 5 rushes for -4 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 9th pick / 1968
TE Paul Costa 27 3 0 15 catches for 172 yards, 1 td, & 2 rushes for 11 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 4th / 55th pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 106th pick / 1964
LT Stew Barber 29 7 0 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 27th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 30th pick / 1961
LG Billy Shaw* 30 7 0 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 11th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 184th pick / 1961
C Al Bemiller 30 7 14 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 7th / 51st pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 94th pick / 1961
RG Bob Kalsu 23 Rook 9 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 199th pick / 1968
RT Dick Cunningham 24 1 0 Detroit Lions / 9th / 136th pick / 1966
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ron McDole 29 7 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 50th pick / 1961
LDT Jim Dunaway* 27 5 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 9th pick / 1963
RDT Tom Sestak 32 6 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 17th / 132nd pick / 1962
Detroit Lions / 16th / 220th pick / 1962
RDE Tom Day 33 8 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 20th / 229th pick / 1960
LLB Paul Guidry 24 2 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 8th / 73rd pick / 1966
MLB Harry Jacobs 31 8 14 Detroit Lions / 11th / 125th pick / 1959
RLB Mike Stratton* 27 6 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 13th / 100th pick / 1962
LCB Booker Edgerson 29 6 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Butch Byrd* 27 4 14 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 25th pick / 1964
LS Tom Janik 28 5 10 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 3rd / 21st pick / 1963
Detroit Lions / 12th / 167th pick / 1963
RS George Saimes* 27 5 0 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 48th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 71st pick / 1963
 Special Teams Starters
K Bruce Alford 23 1 0 14 of 24 field goals & 15 of 15 extra points Chicago Bears / 5th / 119th pick / 1967
P Paul Maguire 30 8 0 100 punts for a 41.8 average, 1 blocked
PR Hagood Clarke 26 4 0 29 punt returns for a 8.3 average and 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 85th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 18th / 141st pick / 1964
KR Max Anderson 23 Rook 0 39 kick returns for a 24.9 average and 1 td Buffalo Bills / 5th / 132nd pick / 1968

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Bruce Alford 23 K 11 0 190 6-0 TCU 4/21/1945 1 3 Chicago Bears / 5th / 119th pick / 1967
22 Max Anderson 23 HB 14 0 180 5-8 Arizona St. 6/6/1945 Rook 5 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 132nd pick / 1968
77 Stew Barber 29 LT 14 0 250 6-2 Penn St. 6/14/1939 7 4 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 27th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 30th pick / 1961
50 Al Bemiller 30 C 14 14 243 6-3 Syracuse 4/18/1938 7 4 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 51st pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 94th pick / 1961
23 Charlie Brown 26 8 0 220 6-2 Syracuse 9/13/1942 2 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 28th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1966
42 Butch Byrd* 27 RCB 14 14 211 6-0 Boston Univ. 9/20/1941 4 10 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 25th pick / 1964
36 Bob Cappadona 26 14 0 225 6-1 Notre Dame,Northeastern 12/13/1942 2 2 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 128th pick / 1965
52 Edgar Chandler 22 13 0 225 6-3 Georgia 8/31/1946 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 86th pick / 1968
45 Hagood Clarke 26 PR 14 0 205 6-0 Florida 6/14/1942 4 1 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 85th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 18th / 141st pick / 1964
82 Paul Costa 27 TE 14 0 268 6-6 Notre Dame 12/7/1941 3 1 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 55th pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 106th pick / 1964
83 Bobby Crockett 25 9 0 200 6-3 Arkansas 4/3/1943 2 1 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 91st pick / 1966
New York Giants / 19th / 282nd pick / 1966
62 Dick Cunningham 24 RT 14 0 245 6-3 Arkansas 10/12/1944 1 4 Detroit Lions / 9th / 136th pick / 1966
10 Dan Darragh 22 QB 11 7 196 6-3 William & Mary 11/28/1946 Rook -3 Buffalo Bills / 13th / 336th pick / 1968
89 Tom Day 33 RDE 14 14 252 6-2 North Carolina A&T 8/20/1935 8 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 20th / 229th pick / 1960
44 Elbert Dubenion 35 4 0 187 5-11 Bluffton 2/16/1933 8 0 Cleveland Browns / 14th / 167th pick / 1959
78 Jim Dunaway* 27 LDT 14 0 277 6-4 Mississippi 9/3/1941 5 8 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 9th pick / 1963
24 Booker Edgerson 29 LCB 13 0 183 5-10 West. Illinois 7/5/1939 6 6
63 George Flint 29 14 0 240 6-4 Arizona St. 2/26/1939 6 2
16 Tom Flores 31 qb 1 1 202 6-1 Pacific 3/21/1937 8 0
51 John Frantz 23 2 0 230 6-3 California 7/1/1945 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 16th / 415th pick / 1968
33 Ben Gregory 22 FB 6 0 220 6-3 Nebraska 10/31/1946 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 114th pick / 1968
59 Paul Guidry 24 LLB 14 14 227 6-3 LSU,McNeese St. 1/14/1944 2 6 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 73rd pick / 1966
64 Harry Jacobs 31 MLB 14 14 226 6-1 Bradley 2/4/1937 8 6 Detroit Lions / 11th / 125th pick / 1959
27 Tom Janik 28 LS 11 10 190 6-3 Texas A&M,Texas A&M-Kingsville 9/6/1940 5 4 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 21st pick / 1963
Detroit Lions / 12th / 167th pick / 1963
61 Bob Kalsu 23 RG 14 9 235 6-3 Oklahoma 4/13/1945 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 199th pick / 1968
73 Howard Kindig 27 14 0 265 6-6 Los Angeles St. 6/22/1941 3 3 San Diego Chargers / 14th / 112th pick / 1964
Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 170th pick / 1964
21 Jerry Lawson 24 1 0 192 5-11 Utah 10/30/1944 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 251st pick / 1968
43 Monte Ledbetter 25 7 0 185 6-2 NW State (LA) 8/13/1943 1 1 Houston Oilers / 11th / 95th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 10th / 153rd pick / 1966
20 Keith Lincoln 29 4 0 215 6-1 Washington St. 5/8/1939 7 1 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 5th / 61st pick / 1961
55 Paul Maguire 30 P 14 0 228 6-0 The Citadel 8/22/1938 8 3
87 Billy Masters 24 14 0 240 6-5 LSU 3/15/1944 1 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 77th pick / 1967
76 Mike McBath 22 9 0 251 6-4 Penn St. 5/29/1946 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 119th pick / 1968
32 Gary McDermott 20 14 0 211 6-1 Tulsa 6/9/1948 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 227th pick / 1968
72 Ron McDole 29 LDE 14 0 265 6-4 Nebraska 9/9/1939 7 10 Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 50th pick / 1961
7 Mike Mercer 33 3 0 220 6-0 Minnesota,Hardin-Simmons,Arizona St. 11/21/1935 7 -1 Minnesota Vikings / 15th / 197th pick / 1961
75 Dudley Meredith 33 5 0 280 6-4 Florida,Midwestern St.,Lamar 1/16/1935 5 2 Detroit Lions / 21st / 251st pick / 1957
46 Charley Mitchell 28 3 0 185 5-11 Washington 5/25/1940 5 0 Chicago Bears / 4th / 52nd pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 18th / 141st pick / 1963
25 Haven Moses 22 SE 14 0 208 6-2 San Diego St. 7/27/1946 Rook 5 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 9th pick / 1968
30 Wayne Patrick 22 3 0 254 6-2 Louisville 9/1/1946 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 247th pick / 1968
48 John Pitts 23 ls 14 7 218 6-4 Arizona St. 2/28/1945 1 3 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 22nd pick / 1967
74 Ray Rissmiller 26 4 0 250 6-4 Georgia 7/22/1942 2 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 20th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 8th / 64th pick / 1965
3 Benny Russell 24 1 0 190 6-1 Louisville 5/12/1944 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 17th / 252nd pick / 1966
40 Ed Rutkowski 27 qb 13 3 198 6-1 Notre Dame 3/21/1941 5 2
26 George Saimes* 27 RS 13 0 186 5-11 Michigan St. 9/1/1941 5 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 48th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 71st pick / 1963
57 Marty Schottenheimer 25 14 0 225 6-3 Pittsburgh 9/23/1943 3 3 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 49th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 7th / 56th pick / 1965
70 Tom Sestak 32 RDT 12 0 267 6-5 Baylor,McNeese St. 3/9/1936 6 6 Buffalo Bills / 17th / 132nd pick / 1962
Detroit Lions / 16th / 220th pick / 1962
66 Billy Shaw* 30 LG 13 0 258 6-2 Georgia Tech 12/15/1938 7 6 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 11th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 184th pick / 1961
18 Kay Stephenson 24 qb 10 3 210 6-1 Florida 12/17/1944 1 1
58 Mike Stratton* 27 RLB 14 0 224 6-3 Tennessee 4/10/1941 6 7 Buffalo Bills / 13th / 100th pick / 1962
71 Bob Tatarek 22 14 0 270 6-4 Miami (FL) 7/3/1946 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 34th pick / 1968
28 Richard Trapp 22 FL 14 0 175 6-1 Florida 9/21/1946 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1968
Team Total 26.3 14 223.5 6-2.0 3.3