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1977 Buffalo Bills

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3-11-0, Finished 4th in AFC East Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.9, Offense: -4.3, Defense: -3.7, SoS: 3.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 160 points (11.4/g), 26th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 313 points (22.4/g), 25th.
 Differential of -153 points (-10.9/g), 28th.  Expected W-L: 2.4-11.6.

Coach: Jim Ringo (3-11-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Richie McCabe

Stadium: Rich Stadium
 Training Camp: Niagara University (Niagara Falls, 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 Joe Ferguson 27 4 14 221 for 457, 2,803 yards, 12 td, 24 int, & 41 rushes for 279 yards and 2 td Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1973
RB O.J. Simpson 30 8 7 126 rushes for 557 yards, 0 td, & 16 catches for 138 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1969
FB Jim Braxton 28 6 14 113 rushes for 372 yards, 1 td, & 43 catches for 461 yards and 1 td Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1971
WR Bob Chandler 28 6 14 60 catches for 745 yards, 4 td Buffalo Bills / 7th / 160th pick / 1971
WR Lou Piccone 28 3 10 17 catches for 240 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 6 yards and 0 td
TE Paul Seymour 27 4 13 2 catches for 21 yards, 0 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 7th pick / 1973
LT Dave Foley 30 8 12 New York Jets / 1st / 26th pick / 1969
LG Reggie McKenzie 27 5 14 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 27th pick / 1972
C Willie Parker 29 4 14 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1971
RG Joe DeLamielleure*+ 26 4 14 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1973
RT Joe Devlin 23 1 14 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1976
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ben Williams 23 1 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 78th pick / 1976
LDT Mike Kadish 27 4 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 25th pick / 1972
RDT Bill Dunstan 28 4 0 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 361st pick / 1971
RDE Sherman White 29 5 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1972
LLB Shane Nelson 22 Rook 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
MLB Merv Krakau 26 4 12 Buffalo Bills / 14th / 344th pick / 1973
RLB Dan Jilek 24 1 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 109th pick / 1976
LCB Mario Clark 23 1 13 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 18th pick / 1976
RCB Dwight Harrison 29 6 12 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 35th pick / 1971
SS Doug Jones 27 4 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 145th pick / 1973
FS Tony Greene* 28 6 14 9 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Carson Long 23 Rook 0 7 of 11 field goals & 13 of 14 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 302nd pick / 1977
P Marv Bateman 27 5 0 81 punts for a 39.9 average, 2 blocked Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 78th pick / 1972
PR John Kimbrough 23 Rook 1 16 punt returns for a 11.5 average and 1 td Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1977
KR Keith Moody 24 1 3 30 kick returns for a 21.2 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 10th / 280th pick / 1976

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
60 Bill Adams 27 9 0 255 6-2 Holy Cross 2/4/1950 5 2 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 161st pick / 1972
7 Marv Bateman 27 P 14 0 213 6-4 Utah 4/5/1950 5 2 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 78th pick / 1972
34 Jim Braxton 28 FB 14 14 243 6-1 West Virginia 5/23/1949 6 5 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1971
47 Curtis Brown 23 7 0 203 5-10 Missouri 12/7/1954 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 59th pick / 1977
81 Bob Chandler 28 WR 14 14 180 6-0 USC 4/24/1949 6 5 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 160th pick / 1971
29 Mario Clark 23 LCB 14 13 194 6-2 Oregon 3/29/1954 1 5 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 18th pick / 1976
35 Mike Collier 24 6 0 200 5-11 Morgan St. 9/21/1953 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 364th pick / 1975
50 Greg Collins 25 11 0 228 6-3 Notre Dame 12/8/1952 2 2 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1975
30 Bo Cornell 28 12 0 220 6-2 Washington 3/7/1949 6 3 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 40th pick / 1971
86 Reggie Craig 24 4 0 187 6-1 Arkansas 6/10/1953 2 0
68 Joe DeLamielleure*+ 26 RG 14 14 254 6-3 Michigan St. 3/16/1951 4 8 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1973
70 Joe Devlin 23 RT 14 14 261 6-5 Iowa 2/23/1954 1 4 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1976
85 Phil Dokes 22 12 0 258 6-4 Oklahoma St. 9/7/1955 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 12th pick / 1977
76 Bill Dunstan 28 RDT 14 0 250 6-4 Utah St. 1/3/1949 4 4 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 361st pick / 1971
12 Joe Ferguson 27 QB 14 14 195 6-1 Arkansas 4/23/1950 4 7 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1973
78 Dave Foley 30 LT 13 12 255 6-5 Ohio St. 10/28/1947 8 4 New York Jets / 1st / 26th pick / 1969
36 Mike Franckowiak 24 13 0 220 6-3 Central Michigan 3/25/1953 2 0 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 54th pick / 1975
22 Steve Freeman 24 14 0 185 5-11 Mississippi St. 5/8/1953 2 2 New England Patriots / 5th / 117th pick / 1975
88 Reuben Gant 25 te 14 1 230 6-4 Oklahoma St. 4/12/1952 3 4 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 18th pick / 1974
43 Tony Greene* 28 FS 14 14 170 5-10 Maryland 8/29/1949 6 7
28 Dwight Harrison 29 RCB 12 12 187 6-1 Texas A&M-Kingsville 10/12/1948 6 4 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 35th pick / 1971
80 John Holland 25 3 3 190 6-0 Tennessee St. 2/28/1952 3 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 29th pick / 1974
25 Roland Hooks 24 rb 14 7 197 6-0 North Carolina St. 1/2/1953 1 3 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 253rd pick / 1975
51 Dan Jilek 24 RLB 14 14 220 6-2 Michigan 12/3/1953 1 4 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 109th pick / 1976
24 Doug Jones 27 SS 14 14 202 6-2 Arizona St.,Cal State-Northridge 5/31/1950 4 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 145th pick / 1973
73 Ken Jones 25 t 14 2 260 6-5 Arkansas St. 12/1/1952 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 45th pick / 1976
71 Mike Kadish 27 LDT 14 14 270 6-5 Notre Dame 5/27/1950 4 4 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 25th pick / 1972
82 John Kimbrough 23 PR 14 1 165 5-10 St. Cloud St. 8/12/1954 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1977
52 Merv Krakau 26 MLB 13 12 242 6-2 Iowa St. 5/16/1951 4 4 Buffalo Bills / 14th / 344th pick / 1973
72 John Little 30 12 1 241 6-3 Oklahoma St. 5/3/1947 7 2 New York Jets / 14th / 358th pick / 1970
5 Carson Long 23 K 9 0 210 5-10 Pittsburgh 12/16/1954 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 302nd pick / 1977
67 Reggie McKenzie 27 LG 14 14 255 6-4 Michigan 7/27/1950 5 4 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 27th pick / 1972
46 Keith Moody 24 KR 14 3 171 5-11 Syracuse 6/13/1953 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 280th pick / 1976
79 Greg Morton 24 9 0 230 6-1 Michigan 10/8/1953 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 197th pick / 1977
56 Bob Nelson 24 11 0 232 6-4 Nebraska 6/30/1953 1 2 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1975
59 Shane Nelson 22 LLB 14 14 226 6-1 Baylor 5/25/1955 Rook 4
8 Neil O'Donoghue 24 5 0 208 6-6 St. Bernard,Auburn 6/18/1953 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 127th pick / 1977
61 Willie Parker 29 C 14 14 245 6-3 North Texas 12/28/1948 4 4 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1971
89 Lou Piccone 28 WR 14 10 175 5-9 West Liberty St. 7/17/1949 3 2
26 Charles Romes 23 14 0 191 6-1 North Carolina Central 12/16/1954 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 309th pick / 1977
54 Tom Ruud 24 8 0 223 6-3 Nebraska 7/26/1953 2 2 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 19th pick / 1975
87 Paul Seymour 27 TE 14 13 252 6-5 Michigan 2/6/1950 4 0 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 7th pick / 1973
32 O.J. Simpson 30 RB 7 7 212 6-2 USC 7/9/1947 8 3 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1969
55 John Skorupan 26 2 2 222 6-2 Penn St. 5/17/1951 4 1 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 136th pick / 1973
83 Sherman White 29 RDE 14 14 250 6-5 California 10/6/1948 5 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1972
77 Ben Williams 23 LDE 14 14 251 6-3 Mississippi 9/1/1954 1 4 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 78th pick / 1976
86 Leonard Willis 24 4 0 183 5-11 Ohio St. 3/4/1953 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 118th pick / 1976
53 Connie Zelencik 22 14 0 245 6-4 Purdue 4/3/1955 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 11th / 294th pick / 1977
Team Total 25.6 14 219.9 6-1.9 2.9