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1969 Buffalo Bills

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4-10-0, Finished 3rd in AFL East Division  · 1969 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.3, Offense: -4.0, Defense: -4.4, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 230 points (16.4/g), 10th of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 359 points (25.6/g), 9th.
 Differential of -129 points (-9.2/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 3.6-10.4.

Coach: John Rauch (4-10-0)

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 Jack Kemp* 34 12 11 170 for 344, 1,981 yards, 13 td, 22 int, & 37 rushes for 124 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 17th / 203rd pick / 1957
HB O.J. Simpson* 22 Rook 0 181 rushes for 697 yards, 2 td, & 30 catches for 343 yards and 3 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1969
FB Wayne Patrick 23 1 0 83 rushes for 361 yards, 3 td, & 35 catches for 229 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 247th pick / 1968
FL Marlin Briscoe 24 1 0 32 catches for 532 yards, 5 td Denver Broncos / 14th / 357th pick / 1968
SE Haven Moses* 23 1 0 39 catches for 752 yards, 5 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 9th pick / 1968
TE Billy Masters 25 2 0 33 catches for 387 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for -3 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 77th pick / 1967
LT Mike Richey 22 Rook 0 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 79th pick / 1969
LG Angelo Loukas 22 Rook 0 1 fumble recovered
C Al Bemiller 31 8 0 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 7th / 51st pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 94th pick / 1961
RG Joe O'Donnell 28 5 0 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 40th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 13th / 101st pick / 1964
RT Paul Costa 28 4 0 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 55th pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 106th pick / 1964
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ron McDole 30 8 0 Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 50th pick / 1961
LDT Jim Dunaway 28 6 0 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 9th pick / 1963
RDT Bob Tatarek 23 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 34th pick / 1968
RDE Mike McBath 23 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 5th / 119th pick / 1968
LLB Paul Guidry 25 3 8 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 8th / 73rd pick / 1966
MLB Harry Jacobs* 32 9 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 11th / 125th pick / 1959
RLB Mike Stratton 28 7 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 13th / 100th pick / 1962
LCB Booker Edgerson 30 7 0 1 interception, 4 fumbles recovered
RCB Butch Byrd*+ 28 5 0 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 25th pick / 1964
LS John Pitts 24 2 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 22nd pick / 1967
RS George Saimes 28 6 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 48th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 71st pick / 1963
 Special Teams Starters
K Bruce Alford 24 2 0 17 of 26 field goals & 23 of 24 extra points Chicago Bears / 5th / 119th pick / 1967
P Paul Maguire 31 9 0 78 punts for a 44.5 average, 1 blocked
PR Max Anderson 24 1 0 19 punt returns for a 7.5 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 5th / 132nd pick / 1968
KR Bubba Thornton 22 Rook 0 30 kick returns for a 25.0 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 14th / 339th pick / 1969

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Bruce Alford 24 K 14 0 190 6-0 TCU 4/21/1945 2 3 Chicago Bears / 5th / 119th pick / 1967
22 Max Anderson 24 PR 11 0 180 5-8 Arizona St. 6/6/1945 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 132nd pick / 1968
Teddy Bailey 25 2 0 225 6-1 Cincinnati 8/12/1944 2 0
77 Stew Barber 30 13 0 250 6-2 Penn St. 6/14/1939 8 2 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 27th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 30th pick / 1961
50 Al Bemiller 31 C 14 0 243 6-3 Syracuse 4/18/1938 8 5 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 51st pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 94th pick / 1961
86 Marlin Briscoe 24 FL 13 0 178 5-11 Nebraska-Omaha 9/10/1945 1 5 Denver Broncos / 14th / 357th pick / 1968
42 Butch Byrd*+ 28 RCB 14 0 211 6-0 Boston Univ. 9/20/1941 5 11 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 25th pick / 1964
52 Edgar Chandler 23 llb 14 6 225 6-3 Georgia 8/31/1946 1 3 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 86th pick / 1968
51 Jerald Collins 22 9 0 220 6-2 West. Michigan 2/1/1947 Rook 2
79 Paul Costa 28 RT 14 0 268 6-6 Notre Dame 12/7/1941 4 5 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 55th pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 106th pick / 1964
45 Hilton Crawford 24 7 0 195 6-2 Grambling St. 2/2/1945 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 224th pick / 1969
83 Bobby Crockett 26 5 0 200 6-3 Arkansas 4/3/1943 3 0 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 91st pick / 1966
New York Giants / 19th / 282nd pick / 1966
10 Dan Darragh 23 qb 3 2 196 6-3 William & Mary 11/28/1946 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 13th / 336th pick / 1968
74 Chuck DeVleigher 22 4 0 265 6-4 Memphis 1/2/1947 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 14th / 361st pick / 1968
78 Jim Dunaway 28 LDT 14 0 277 6-4 Mississippi 9/3/1941 6 5 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 9th pick / 1963
24 Booker Edgerson 30 LCB 14 0 183 5-10 West. Illinois 7/5/1939 7 5
41 Bill Enyart 22 14 0 235 6-4 Oregon St. 4/28/1947 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 27th pick / 1969
80 Charley Ferguson 30 4 0 217 6-5 Tennessee St. 11/13/1939 8 0
16 Tom Flores 32 2 0 202 6-1 Pacific 3/21/1937 9 0
85 Willie Grate 23 11 0 225 6-4 South Carolina St. 5/25/1946 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 6th / 143rd pick / 1969
59 Paul Guidry 25 LLB 8 8 227 6-3 LSU,McNeese St. 1/14/1944 3 3 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 73rd pick / 1966
12 James Harris 22 qb 4 1 210 6-4 Grambling St. 7/20/1947 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 192nd pick / 1969
65 Waddey Harvey 22 14 0 282 6-4 Virginia Tech 3/26/1947 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 183rd pick / 1969
64 Harry Jacobs* 32 MLB 14 0 226 6-1 Bradley 2/4/1937 9 7 Detroit Lions / 11th / 125th pick / 1959
20 Robert James 22 14 0 184 6-1 Fisk 7/7/1947 Rook 3
15 Jack Kemp* 34 QB 14 11 201 6-1 Occidental 7/13/1935 12 5 Detroit Lions / 17th / 203rd pick / 1957
54 Howard Kindig 28 12 0 265 6-6 Los Angeles St. 6/22/1941 4 2 San Diego Chargers / 14th / 112th pick / 1964
Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 170th pick / 1964
63 Bob Kruse 27 3 0 259 6-2 Colorado St.,Wayne State (NE) 2/10/1942 2 2 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 306th pick / 1967
43 Monte Ledbetter 26 2 0 185 6-2 NW State (LA) 8/13/1943 2 0 Houston Oilers / 11th / 95th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 10th / 153rd pick / 1966
60 Angelo Loukas 22 LG 13 0 250 6-3 Northwestern 2/25/1947 Rook 5
55 Paul Maguire 31 P 14 0 228 6-0 The Citadel 8/22/1938 9 4
87 Billy Masters 25 TE 14 0 240 6-5 LSU 3/15/1944 2 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 77th pick / 1967
76 Mike McBath 23 RDE 14 0 251 6-4 Penn St. 5/29/1946 1 5 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 119th pick / 1968
72 Ron McDole 30 LDE 14 0 265 6-4 Nebraska 9/9/1939 8 5 Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 50th pick / 1961
25 Haven Moses* 23 SE 14 0 208 6-2 San Diego St. 7/27/1946 1 7 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 9th pick / 1968
61 Julian Nunamaker 23 10 0 252 6-3 Tenn-Martin 2/13/1946 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1969
67 Joe O'Donnell 28 RG 14 0 262 6-2 Michigan 8/31/1941 5 5 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 40th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 13th / 101st pick / 1964
53 Dave Ogas 23 14 0 225 6-1 San Diego St. 7/23/1946 1 3
30 Wayne Patrick 23 FB 14 0 254 6-2 Louisville 9/1/1946 1 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 247th pick / 1968
48 John Pitts 24 LS 14 0 218 6-4 Arizona St. 2/28/1945 2 5 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 22nd pick / 1967
28 Roy Reeves 23 2 0 182 6-0 South Carolina 2/8/1946 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 14th / 352nd pick / 1969
47 Pete Richardson 23 rs 14 5 193 6-0 Dayton 10/17/1946 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 173rd pick / 1968
75 Mike Richey 22 LT 14 0 263 6-4 North Carolina 1/30/1947 Rook 5 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 79th pick / 1969
31 Preston Ridlehuber 26 9 0 217 6-2 Georgia 11/2/1943 3 0 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 166th pick / 1966
New York Jets / 19th / 168th pick / 1966
26 George Saimes 28 RS 8 0 186 5-11 Michigan St. 9/1/1941 6 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 48th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 71st pick / 1963
66 Billy Shaw* 31 13 0 258 6-2 Georgia Tech 12/15/1938 8 3 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 11th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 184th pick / 1961
14 Tom Sherman 24 1 0 190 6-0 Penn St. 12/5/1945 1 0
32 O.J. Simpson* 22 HB 13 0 212 6-2 USC 7/9/1947 Rook 8 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1969
58 Mike Stratton 28 RLB 14 0 224 6-3 Tennessee 4/10/1941 7 5 Buffalo Bills / 13th / 100th pick / 1962
71 Bob Tatarek 23 RDT 14 0 270 6-4 Miami (FL) 7/3/1946 1 5 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 34th pick / 1968
34 Bubba Thornton 22 KR 14 0 174 6-0 TCU 3/9/1947 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 14th / 339th pick / 1969
Team Total 25.6 14 224.4 6-2.2 3.0