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1971 Buffalo Bills

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1-13-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -13.4, Offense: -4.5, Defense: -8.9, SoS: 1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 184 points (13.1/g), 26th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 394 points (28.1/g), 26th.
 Differential of -210 points (-15.0/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 2.0-12.0.

Coach: Harvey Johnson (1-13-0)

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 Dennis Shaw 24 1 12 149 for 291, 1,813 yards, 11 td, 26 int, & 14 rushes for 82 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 30th pick / 1970
RB O.J. Simpson 24 2 14 183 rushes for 742 yards, 5 td, & 21 catches for 162 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1969
FB Wayne Patrick 25 3 13 79 rushes for 332 yards, 1 td, & 36 catches for 327 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 247th pick / 1968
WR Marlin Briscoe 26 3 14 44 catches for 603 yards, 5 td Denver Broncos / 14th / 357th pick / 1968
WR Haven Moses 25 3 9 23 catches for 470 yards, 2 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 9th pick / 1968
TE Jan White 23 Rook 13 13 catches for 130 yards, 0 td Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1971
LT Willie Young 24 Rook 7
LG Jim Reilly 23 1 14 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1970
C Bruce Jarvis 23 Rook 14 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1971
RG Joe O'Donnell 30 7 7 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 40th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 13th / 101st pick / 1964
RT Donnie Green 23 Rook 9 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 107th pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE Al Cowlings 24 1 14 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1970
LDT Jim Dunaway 30 8 10 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 9th pick / 1963
RDT Bob Tatarek 25 3 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 34th pick / 1968
RDE Cal Snowden 25 2 11 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 227th pick / 1969
LLB Paul Guidry 27 5 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 8th / 73rd pick / 1966
MLB Edgar Chandler 25 3 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 86th pick / 1968
RLB Mike Stratton 30 9 5 Buffalo Bills / 13th / 100th pick / 1962
LCB Robert James 24 2 14 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RCB Alvin Wyatt 24 1 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 6th / 154th pick / 1970
SS John Pitts 26 4 12 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 22nd pick / 1967
FS Jackie Allen 24 2 7 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 6th / 153rd pick / 1969
 Special Teams Starters
K John Leypoldt 25 Rook 0 9 of 15 field goals & 12 of 12 extra points
P Spike Jones 24 1 0 72 punts for a 41.2 average, 1 blocked Houston Oilers / 4th / 92nd pick / 1970
PR Alvin Wyatt 24 1 14 23 punt returns for a 8.2 average and 1 td Oakland Raiders / 6th / 154th pick / 1970
KR Alvin Wyatt 24 1 14 30 kick returns for a 25.4 average and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 6th / 154th pick / 1970

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
21 Jackie Allen 24 FS 14 7 190 6-1 Baylor 9/24/1947 2 2 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 153rd pick / 1969
56 Al Andrews 26 14 9 216 6-3 Laney College (CA),New Mexico St. 7/10/1945 1 2
46 Tim Beamer 23 12 2 190 5-11 Johnson C. Smith,Illinois 4/6/1948 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 113th pick / 1971
34 Jim Braxton 22 13 0 243 6-1 West Virginia 5/23/1949 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1971
86 Marlin Briscoe 26 WR 14 14 178 5-11 Nebraska-Omaha 9/10/1945 3 5 Denver Broncos / 14th / 357th pick / 1968
62 Levert Carr 27 RG 14 14 273 6-2 North Central 6/30/1944 2 4
81 Bob Chandler 22 13 0 180 6-0 USC 4/24/1949 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 160th pick / 1971
52 Edgar Chandler 25 MLB 14 14 225 6-3 Georgia 8/31/1946 3 4 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 86th pick / 1968
6 Dave Chapple 24 1 0 184 6-0 California-Santa Barbara 3/30/1947 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 250th pick / 1969
51 Jerald Collins 24 2 0 220 6-2 West. Michigan 2/1/1947 2 1
79 Paul Costa 30 11 5 268 6-6 Notre Dame 12/7/1941 6 2 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 55th pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 106th pick / 1964
82 Al Cowlings 24 LDE 14 14 255 6-5 USC 6/16/1947 1 4 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1970
63 Dick Cunningham 27 5 0 245 6-3 Arkansas 10/12/1944 4 2 Detroit Lions / 9th / 136th pick / 1966
84 Austin Denney 27 1 0 230 6-2 Tennessee 1/2/1944 4 0 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 160th pick / 1966
78 Jim Dunaway 30 LDT 14 10 277 6-4 Mississippi 9/3/1941 8 4 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 9th pick / 1963
89 Wes Grant 25 3 1 245 6-3 UCLA 9/24/1946 Rook 1 New York Giants / 4th / 97th pick / 1970
74 Donnie Green 23 RT 10 9 272 6-7 Purdue 7/12/1948 Rook 4 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 107th pick / 1971
43 Tony Greene 22 14 0 170 5-10 Maryland 8/29/1949 Rook 2
59 Paul Guidry 27 LLB 14 14 227 6-3 LSU,McNeese St. 1/14/1944 5 4 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 73rd pick / 1966
7 Grant Guthrie 23 6 0 210 6-0 Florida St. 2/9/1948 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 135th pick / 1970
12 James Harris 24 qb 7 2 210 6-4 Grambling St. 7/20/1947 2 2 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 192nd pick / 1969
72 Bob Hews 24 2 0 240 6-5 Princeton 12/30/1947 Rook 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 156th pick / 1970
28 Ike Hill 24 14 0 180 5-10 Catawba 4/15/1947 1 1 Oakland Raiders / 9th / 232nd pick / 1970
40 J.D. Hill 23 5 5 202 6-1 Arizona St. 10/30/1948 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 4th pick / 1971
64 Chuck Hurston 29 9 2 240 6-6 Auburn 11/9/1942 6 2 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 91st pick / 1965
Green Bay Packers / 15th / 206th pick / 1965
20 Robert James 24 LCB 14 14 184 6-1 Fisk 7/7/1947 2 5
51 Bruce Jarvis 23 C 14 14 250 6-7 Washington 11/3/1948 Rook 4 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1971
36 Greg Jones 23 14 1 201 6-1 UCLA 2/12/1948 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 129th pick / 1970
10 Spike Jones 24 P 13 0 197 6-2 Georgia 7/9/1947 1 2 Houston Oilers / 4th / 92nd pick / 1970
54 Howard Kindig 30 14 0 265 6-6 Los Angeles St. 6/22/1941 6 2 San Diego Chargers / 14th / 112th pick / 1964
Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 170th pick / 1964
85 Ted Koy 24 14 1 212 6-2 Texas 9/15/1947 1 1 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 50th pick / 1970
3 John Leypoldt 25 K 8 0 229 6-2 Northern Virginia CC 3/31/1946 Rook 3
76 Mike McBath 25 13 4 251 6-4 Penn St. 5/29/1946 3 2 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 119th pick / 1968
55 Bill McKinley 22 7 0 240 6-2 Arizona 1/14/1949 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 145th pick / 1971
25 Haven Moses 25 WR 12 9 208 6-2 San Diego St. 7/27/1946 3 4 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 9th pick / 1968
67 Joe O'Donnell 30 RG 7 7 262 6-2 Michigan 8/31/1941 7 2 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 40th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 13th / 101st pick / 1964
30 Wayne Patrick 25 FB 14 13 254 6-2 Louisville 9/1/1946 3 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 247th pick / 1968
48 John Pitts 26 SS 14 12 218 6-4 Arizona St. 2/28/1945 4 4 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 22nd pick / 1967
61 Jim Reilly 23 LG 14 14 260 6-2 Notre Dame 2/8/1948 1 4 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1970
47 Pete Richardson 25 fs 13 7 193 6-0 Dayton 10/17/1946 2 3 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 173rd pick / 1968
87 Louis Ross 24 5 0 248 6-6 South Carolina St. 8/31/1947 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 183rd pick / 1971
16 Dennis Shaw 24 QB 13 12 217 6-3 USC,San Diego St. 3/3/1947 1 3 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 30th pick / 1970
32 O.J. Simpson 24 RB 14 14 212 6-2 USC 7/9/1947 2 6 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1969
75 Cal Snowden 25 RDE 14 11 253 6-4 Indiana 11/29/1946 2 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 227th pick / 1969
58 Mike Stratton 30 RLB 13 5 224 6-3 Tennessee 4/10/1941 9 4 Buffalo Bills / 13th / 100th pick / 1962
71 Bob Tatarek 25 RDT 14 14 270 6-4 Miami (FL) 7/3/1946 3 4 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 34th pick / 1968
80 Jan White 23 TE 13 13 216 6-2 Ohio St. 10/6/1948 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1971
65 Mike Wilson 24 5 0 245 6-3 Dayton 10/20/1947 2 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 14th / 343rd pick / 1969
41 Alvin Wyatt 24 KR 14 14 184 5-10 Bethune-Cookman 12/13/1947 1 5 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 154th pick / 1970
68 Willie Young 24 LT 14 7 270 6-4 Alcorn St. 11/12/1947 Rook 4
Team Total 24.9 14 226.7 6-2.5 2.1