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1980 Buffalo Bills

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11-5-0, AFC East Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.9, Offense: -1.6, Defense: 5.5, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 320 points (20.0/g), 12th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 260 points (16.2/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 60 points (3.8/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 9.9-6.1.

Coach: Chuck Knox (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ray Prochaska
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Catlin

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 Joe Ferguson 30 7 16 251 for 439, 2,805 yards, 20 td, 18 int, & 31 rushes for 65 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1973
RB Joe Cribbs* 22 Rook 16 306 rushes for 1,185 yards, 11 td, & 52 catches for 415 yards and 1 td Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1980
FB Curtis Brown 26 3 16 153 rushes for 559 yards, 3 td, & 27 catches for 137 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 59th pick / 1977
WR Jerry Butler* 23 1 16 57 catches for 832 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for 18 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1979
WR Frank Lewis 33 9 14 40 catches for 648 yards, 6 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 1971
TE Reuben Gant 28 6 11 12 catches for 181 yards, 1 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 18th pick / 1974
LT Ken Jones 28 4 16 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 45th pick / 1976
LG Reggie McKenzie 30 8 16 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 27th pick / 1972
C Will Grant 26 2 16 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 10th / 255th pick / 1978
RG Conrad Dobler 30 8 16 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 110th pick / 1972
RT Joe Devlin 26 4 16 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1976
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ben Williams 26 4 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 78th pick / 1976
NT Fred Smerlas* 23 1 16 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1979
RDE Sherman White 32 8 13 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1972
LOLB Lucius Sanford 24 2 16 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 89th pick / 1978
LILB Jim Haslett 25 1 16 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 51st pick / 1979
RILB Shane Nelson 25 3 16 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
ROLB Isiah Robertson 31 9 16 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1971
LCB Mario Clark 26 4 15 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 18th pick / 1976
RCB Charles Romes 26 3 16 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 12th / 309th pick / 1977
SS Steve Freeman 27 5 16 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 5th / 117th pick / 1975
FS Bill Simpson 29 6 11 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1974
 Special Teams Starters
K Nick Mike-Mayer 30 7 0 13 of 23 field goals & 37 of 39 extra points Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 248th pick / 1973
P Greg Cater 23 Rook 0 73 punts for a 38.7 average, 1 blocked Buffalo Bills / 10th / 259th pick / 1980
PR Joe Cribbs* 22 Rook 16 29 punt returns for a 5.3 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1980
KR Terry Miller 24 2 0 16 kick returns for a 18.9 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1978

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
28 Rufus Bess 24 db 16 1 184 5-9 South Carolina St. 9/13/1956 1 2
73 Jon Borchardt 23 16 0 260 6-5 Montana St. 8/13/1957 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1979
86 Mark Brammer 22 te 16 5 238 6-3 Michigan St. 5/3/1958 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 67th pick / 1980
47 Curtis Brown 26 FB 16 16 203 5-10 Missouri 12/7/1954 3 5 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 59th pick / 1977
80 Jerry Butler* 23 WR 16 16 178 6-0 Clemson 10/12/1957 1 9 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1979
7 Greg Cater 23 P 16 0 191 6-0 Tenn-Chattanooga 4/17/1957 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 259th pick / 1980
29 Mario Clark 26 LCB 16 15 194 6-2 Oregon 3/29/1954 4 8 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 18th pick / 1976
20 Joe Cribbs* 22 PR 16 16 190 5-11 Auburn 1/5/1958 Rook 13 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1980
70 Joe Devlin 26 RT 16 16 261 6-5 Iowa 2/23/1954 4 8 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1976
69 Conrad Dobler 30 RG 16 16 254 6-3 Wyoming 10/1/1950 8 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 110th pick / 1972
19 Duke Fergerson 26 9 0 189 6-1 Washington St.,San Diego St. 4/21/1954 3 0 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1976
12 Joe Ferguson 30 QB 16 16 195 6-1 Arkansas 4/23/1950 7 10 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1973
22 Steve Freeman 27 SS 16 16 185 5-11 Mississippi St. 5/8/1953 5 10 New England Patriots / 5th / 117th pick / 1975
88 Reuben Gant 28 TE 16 11 230 6-4 Oklahoma St. 4/12/1952 6 2 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 18th pick / 1974
53 Will Grant 26 C 16 16 254 6-3 Idaho St.,Kentucky 3/7/1954 2 8 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 255th pick / 1978
21 Doug Greene 24 8 0 205 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 2/10/1956 2 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 69th pick / 1978
74 Dee Hardison 24 16 0 274 6-4 North Carolina 5/2/1956 2 1 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1978
55 Jim Haslett 25 LILB 16 16 232 6-3 Indiana (PA) 12/9/1955 1 10 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 51st pick / 1979
25 Roland Hooks 27 16 0 197 6-0 North Carolina St. 1/2/1953 4 3 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 253rd pick / 1975
10 David Humm 28 16 0 188 6-2 Nebraska 4/2/1952 5 0 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 128th pick / 1975
90 Scott Hutchinson 24 de 16 3 246 6-4 Florida 5/27/1956 2 3 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 38th pick / 1978
97 Darrell Irvin 23 7 0 259 6-4 Oklahoma 1/21/1957 Rook 1
81 Ron Jessie 32 wr 16 2 185 6-0 Kansas 2/4/1948 9 1 Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 206th pick / 1971
91 Ken Johnson 25 16 0 253 6-5 Knoxville 3/25/1955 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 83rd pick / 1979
72 Ken Jones 28 LT 16 16 260 6-5 Arkansas St. 12/1/1952 4 8 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 45th pick / 1976
71 Mike Kadish 30 16 0 270 6-5 Notre Dame 5/27/1950 7 1 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 25th pick / 1972
52 Chris Keating 23 15 0 223 6-2 Maine 10/12/1957 1 2
42 Rod Kush 24 5 0 188 6-0 Nebraska-Omaha 12/29/1956 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 114th pick / 1979
48 Roosevelt Leaks 27 16 0 225 5-10 Texas 1/31/1953 5 2 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 105th pick / 1975
82 Frank Lewis 33 WR 15 14 196 6-1 Grambling St. 7/4/1947 9 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 1971
11 Dan Manucci 23 2 0 196 6-2 Kansas St. 9/3/1957 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 116th pick / 1979
67 Reggie McKenzie 30 LG 16 16 255 6-4 Michigan 7/27/1950 8 8 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 27th pick / 1972
5 Nick Mike-Mayer 30 K 16 0 186 5-8 Temple 3/1/1950 7 2 Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 248th pick / 1973
40 Terry Miller 24 KR 15 0 196 5-10 Oklahoma St. 1/7/1956 2 1 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1978
59 Shane Nelson 25 RILB 16 16 226 6-1 Baylor 5/25/1955 3 9
38 Jeff Nixon 24 fs 7 5 190 6-3 Richmond 10/13/1956 1 5 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 87th pick / 1979
85 Artie Owens 27 4 0 176 5-10 West Virginia 1/14/1953 4 0 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 115th pick / 1976
62 Ervin Parker 22 16 0 236 6-4 South Carolina St. 8/19/1958 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 93rd pick / 1980
89 Lou Piccone 31 9 0 175 5-9 West Liberty St. 7/17/1949 6 1
51 Jim Ritcher 22 14 0 273 6-3 North Carolina St. 5/21/1958 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1980
58 Isiah Robertson 31 ROLB 16 16 225 6-3 Southern 8/17/1949 9 10 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1971
26 Charles Romes 26 RCB 16 16 191 6-1 North Carolina Central 12/16/1954 3 8 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 309th pick / 1977
57 Lucius Sanford 24 LOLB 16 16 216 6-2 Georgia Tech 2/14/1956 2 9 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 89th pick / 1978
45 Bill Simpson 29 FS 11 11 184 6-1 Michigan St. 12/5/1951 6 7 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1974
76 Fred Smerlas* 23 NT 16 16 277 6-3 Boston Col. 4/8/1957 1 11 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1979
28 Roland Solomon 24 1 0 193 6-0 Utah 2/6/1956 Rook 0
41 Phil Villapiano 31 16 0 225 6-2 Bowling Green 2/26/1949 9 1 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1971
65 Tim Vogler 24 10 0 259 6-3 Ohio St. 10/2/1956 1 1
83 Sherman White 32 RDE 15 13 250 6-5 California 10/6/1948 8 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1972
77 Ben Williams 26 LDE 16 16 251 6-3 Mississippi 9/1/1954 4 9 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 78th pick / 1976
Team Total 26.1 16 219.7 6-1.7 3.4