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1976 Buffalo Bills

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2-12-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.2, Offense: -2.5, Defense: -6.7, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 245 points (17.5/g), 20th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 363 points (25.9/g), 24th.
 Differential of -118 points (-8.4/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 4.0-10.0.

Coach: Jim Ringo (0-9-0) and Lou Saban (2-3-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Richie McCabe

Stadium: Rich 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 Gary Marangi 24 2 7 82 for 232, 998 yards, 7 td, 16 int, & 39 rushes for 230 yards and 2 td Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 70th pick / 1974
RB O.J. Simpson*+ 29 7 13 290 rushes for 1,503 yards, 8 td, & 22 catches for 259 yards and 1 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1969
FB Jeff Kinney 27 4 7 116 rushes for 475 yards, 1 td, & 14 catches for 78 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1972
WR Bob Chandler 27 5 14 61 catches for 824 yards, 10 td, & 1 rush for 0 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 7th / 160th pick / 1971
WR John Holland 24 2 8 15 catches for 299 yards, 2 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 29th pick / 1974
TE Paul Seymour 26 3 13 16 catches for 169 yards, 0 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 7th pick / 1973
LT Dave Foley 29 7 14 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 1st / 26th pick / 1969
LG Reggie McKenzie 26 4 14 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 27th pick / 1972
C Mike Montler 32 7 14 1 fumble recovered Boston Patriots / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1969
RG Joe DeLamielleure*+ 25 3 14 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1973
RT Donnie Green 28 5 11 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 107th pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ken Jones 24 Rook 7 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 45th pick / 1976
LDT Mike Kadish 26 3 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 25th pick / 1972
RDT Marty Smith 23 Rook 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 15th / 390th pick / 1975
RDE Sherman White 28 4 13 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1972
LLB John Skorupan 25 3 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 6th / 136th pick / 1973
MLB Merv Krakau 25 3 14 1 interception, 6 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 14th / 344th pick / 1973
RLB Dan Jilek 23 Rook 14 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 109th pick / 1976
LCB Mario Clark 22 Rook 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 18th pick / 1976
RCB Dwight Harrison 28 5 12 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 35th pick / 1971
SS Doug Jones 26 3 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 145th pick / 1973
FS Tony Greene 27 5 14 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K George Jakowenko 28 2 0 12 of 17 field goals & 21 of 24 extra points
P Marv Bateman 26 4 0 86 punts for a 42.8 average, 1 blocked Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 78th pick / 1972
PR Keith Moody 23 Rook 2 16 punt returns for a 10.4 average and 1 td Buffalo Bills / 10th / 280th pick / 1976
KR Keith Moody 23 Rook 2 26 kick returns for a 23.3 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 10th / 280th pick / 1976

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
60 Bill Adams 26 g 11 1 255 6-2 Holy Cross 2/4/1950 4 1 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 161st pick / 1972
26 William Anderson 27 2 0 205 6-0 Ohio St. 8/1/1949 1 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1971
7 Marv Bateman 26 P 14 0 213 6-4 Utah 4/5/1950 4 4 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 78th pick / 1972
34 Jim Braxton 27 1 1 243 6-1 West Virginia 5/23/1949 5 0 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1971
23 Cliff Brooks 27 1 0 190 6-1 Tennessee St. 6/21/1949 4 1 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 45th pick / 1972
81 Bob Chandler 27 WR 14 14 180 6-0 USC 4/24/1949 5 9 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 160th pick / 1971
29 Mario Clark 22 LCB 14 14 194 6-2 Oregon 3/29/1954 Rook 4 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 18th pick / 1976
85 Fred Coleman 23 7 0 240 6-4 La-Monroe 6/26/1953 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 142nd pick / 1976
30 Bo Cornell 27 lb 14 1 220 6-2 Washington 3/7/1949 5 1 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 40th pick / 1971
68 Joe DeLamielleure*+ 25 RG 14 14 254 6-3 Michigan St. 3/16/1951 3 10 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1973
70 Joe Devlin 22 t 14 2 261 6-5 Iowa 2/23/1954 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1976
86 Emmett Edwards 24 wr 6 1 187 6-1 Kansas 6/6/1952 1 1 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 40th pick / 1975
12 Joe Ferguson 26 qb 7 7 195 6-1 Arkansas 4/23/1950 3 6 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1973
78 Dave Foley 29 LT 14 14 255 6-5 Ohio St. 10/28/1947 7 5 New York Jets / 1st / 26th pick / 1969
22 Steve Freeman 23 14 0 185 5-11 Mississippi St. 5/8/1953 1 2 New England Patriots / 5th / 117th pick / 1975
89 Bob Gaddis 24 2 0 178 5-11 Miss. Valley St. 1/20/1952 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 13th / 337th pick / 1975
88 Reuben Gant 24 wr 14 7 230 6-4 Oklahoma St. 4/12/1952 2 3 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 18th pick / 1974
74 Donnie Green 28 RT 13 11 272 6-7 Purdue 7/12/1948 5 4 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 107th pick / 1971
21 Van Green 25 5 0 192 6-1 Shaw 4/21/1951 3 2 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 150th pick / 1973
43 Tony Greene 27 FS 14 14 170 5-10 Maryland 8/29/1949 5 5
28 Dwight Harrison 28 RCB 12 12 187 6-1 Texas A&M-Kingsville 10/12/1948 5 4 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 35th pick / 1971
37 Clayton Heath 25 2 0 195 5-11 Wake Forest 2/15/1951 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 13th / 338th pick / 1974
80 John Holland 24 WR 13 8 190 6-0 Tennessee St. 2/28/1952 2 3 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 29th pick / 1974
86 Mike Holmes 26 1 0 193 6-2 Texas Southern 11/18/1950 2 1 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 18th pick / 1973
25 Roland Hooks 23 rb 14 2 197 6-0 North Carolina St. 1/2/1953 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 253rd pick / 1975
5 George Jakowenko 28 K 11 0 175 5-9 Syracuse 6/26/1948 2 3
51 Dan Jilek 23 RLB 14 14 220 6-2 Michigan 12/3/1953 Rook 6 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 109th pick / 1976
50 Mark Johnson 23 de 13 1 240 6-2 Missouri 8/14/1953 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 305th pick / 1975
24 Doug Jones 26 SS 14 14 202 6-2 Arizona St.,Cal State-Northridge 5/31/1950 3 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 145th pick / 1973
69 Ken Jones 24 LDE 12 7 260 6-5 Arkansas St. 12/1/1952 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 45th pick / 1976
71 Mike Kadish 26 LDT 14 14 270 6-5 Notre Dame 5/27/1950 3 5 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 25th pick / 1972
36 Jeff Kinney 27 FB 12 7 215 6-2 Nebraska 11/1/1949 4 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1972
52 Merv Krakau 25 MLB 14 14 242 6-2 Iowa St. 5/16/1951 3 6 Buffalo Bills / 14th / 344th pick / 1973
3 John Leypoldt 30 1 0 229 6-2 Northern Virginia CC 3/31/1946 5 -1
75 Jeff Lloyd 22 9 0 255 6-6 West Texas A&M 3/14/1954 Rook 2 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1976
17 Gary Marangi 24 QB 11 7 201 6-1 Boston Col. 7/29/1952 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 70th pick / 1974
67 Reggie McKenzie 26 LG 14 14 255 6-4 Michigan 7/27/1950 4 5 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 27th pick / 1972
53 Mike Montler 32 C 14 14 254 6-5 Colorado 1/10/1944 7 5 Boston Patriots / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1969
46 Keith Moody 23 KR 14 2 171 5-11 Syracuse 6/13/1953 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 280th pick / 1976
56 Bob Nelson 23 14 0 232 6-4 Nebraska 6/30/1953 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1975
61 Willie Parker 28 2 0 245 6-3 North Texas 12/28/1948 3 2 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1971
65 Bob Patton 22 12 0 245 6-1 Delaware 10/21/1954 Rook 3
35 Darnell Powell 22 11 0 197 6-0 Tenn-Chattanooga 5/31/1954 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 175th pick / 1976
38 Eddie Ray 29 7 3 240 6-2 LSU 4/5/1947 6 1 Boston Patriots / 4th / 83rd pick / 1970
33 Andy Reid 22 1 0 194 6-0 Georgia 2/26/1954 Rook 0 Seattle Seahawks / 13th / 349th pick / 1976
1 Benny Ricardo 22 2 0 175 5-10 San Diego St. 1/4/1954 Rook -1
54 Tom Ruud 23 14 0 223 6-3 Nebraska 7/26/1953 1 3 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 19th pick / 1975
87 Paul Seymour 26 TE 13 13 252 6-5 Michigan 2/6/1950 3 2 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 7th pick / 1973
32 O.J. Simpson*+ 29 RB 14 13 212 6-2 USC 7/9/1947 7 14 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1969
55 John Skorupan 25 LLB 14 14 222 6-2 Penn St. 5/17/1951 3 5 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 136th pick / 1973
79 Marty Smith 23 RDT 14 12 250 6-3 Louisville 10/20/1953 Rook 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 15th / 390th pick / 1975
85 Tody Smith 28 2 0 250 6-5 Michigan St.,USC 12/24/1948 5 2 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 25th pick / 1971
33 Vic Washington 30 2 1 197 5-11 Wyoming 3/23/1946 5 1 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 87th pick / 1970
83 Sherman White 28 RDE 13 13 250 6-5 California 10/6/1948 4 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1972
77 Ben Williams 22 lde 13 7 251 6-3 Mississippi 9/1/1954 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 78th pick / 1976
47 Roscoe Word 24 1 0 170 5-11 Jackson St. 7/24/1952 2 1 New York Jets / 3rd / 74th pick / 1974
62 Jeff Yeates 25 3 1 248 6-3 Boston Col. 8/3/1951 2 2 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 103rd pick / 1973
Team Total 25.4 14 219.7 6-2.0 2.5