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4-5-0, AFC East Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.5, Offense: -1.9, Defense: 3.4, SoS: 2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 150 points (16.7/g), 19th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 154 points (17.1/g), 6th.
 Differential of -4 points (-0.4/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 4.4-4.6.

Coach: Chuck Knox (4-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ray Prochaska
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Catlin
 Other Notable Asst.: Kay Stephenson (Quarterbacks)

Stadium: Rich Stadium
 Training Camp: SUNY Fredonia (Fredonia, New York)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Joe Ferguson 32 9 9 144 for 264, 1,597 yards, 7 td, 16 int, & 16 rushes for 46 yards and 1 td Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1973
RB Joe Cribbs 24 2 6 134 rushes for 633 yards, 3 td, & 13 catches for 99 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1980
FB Roosevelt Leaks 29 7 9 97 rushes for 405 yards, 5 td, & 13 catches for 91 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 5th / 105th pick / 1975
WR Jerry Butler 25 3 7 26 catches for 336 yards, 4 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1979
WR Frank Lewis 35 11 8 28 catches for 443 yards, 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 1971
TE Mark Brammer 24 2 9 25 catches for 225 yards, 2 td Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 67th pick / 1980
LT Ken Jones 30 6 9 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 45th pick / 1976
LG Reggie McKenzie 32 10 9 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 27th pick / 1972
C Will Grant 28 4 9 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 255th pick / 1978
RG Jon Borchardt 25 3 9 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1979
RT Joe Devlin 28 6 9 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1976
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ben Williams* 28 6 9 4.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 78th pick / 1976
NT Fred Smerlas*+ 25 3 9 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1979
RDE Sherman White 34 10 9 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1972
LOLB Ervin Parker 24 2 9 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 93rd pick / 1980
LILB Eugene Marve 22 Rook 8 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 59th pick / 1982
RILB Jim Haslett 27 3 5 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 51st pick / 1979
ROLB Isiah Robertson 33 11 9 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1971
LCB Mario Clark 28 6 9 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 18th pick / 1976
RCB Charles Romes 28 5 9 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 12th / 309th pick / 1977
SS Steve Freeman 29 7 9 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 5th / 117th pick / 1975
FS Bill Simpson 31 8 9 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1974
 Special Teams Starters
K Efren Herrera 31 8 0 8 of 14 field goals & 11 of 12 extra points Detroit Lions / 7th / 169th pick / 1974
P Greg Cater 25 2 0 35 punts for a 37.9 average, 0 blocked Buffalo Bills / 10th / 259th pick / 1980
PR Mike Mosley 24 Rook 0 11 punt returns for a 5.5 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 76th pick / 1981
KR Mike Mosley 24 Rook 0 18 kick returns for a 27.1 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 76th pick / 1981

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
84 Buster Barnett 24 9 0 228 6-5 Jackson St. 11/24/1958 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 11th / 299th pick / 1981
73 Jon Borchardt 25 RG 9 9 260 6-5 Montana St. 8/13/1957 3 7 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1979
86 Mark Brammer 24 TE 9 9 238 6-3 Michigan St. 5/3/1958 2 4 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 67th pick / 1980
47 Curtis Brown 28 rb 9 3 203 5-10 Missouri 12/7/1954 5 3 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 59th pick / 1977
80 Jerry Butler 25 WR 7 7 178 6-0 Clemson 10/12/1957 3 5 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1979
7 Greg Cater 25 P 9 0 191 6-0 Tenn-Chattanooga 4/17/1957 2 1 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 259th pick / 1980
35 Allan Clark 25 1 0 186 5-10 Northern Arizona 6/8/1957 3 0 New England Patriots / 10th / 271st pick / 1979
29 Mario Clark 28 LCB 9 9 194 6-2 Oregon 3/29/1954 6 7 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 18th pick / 1976
20 Joe Cribbs 24 RB 7 6 190 5-11 Auburn 1/5/1958 2 8 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1980
78 Justin Cross 23 9 0 263 6-6 West. State (CO) 4/29/1959 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 272nd pick / 1981
70 Joe Devlin 28 RT 9 9 261 6-5 Iowa 2/23/1954 6 7 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1976
12 Joe Ferguson 32 QB 9 9 195 6-1 Arkansas 4/23/1950 9 7 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1973
22 Steve Freeman 29 SS 9 9 185 5-11 Mississippi St. 5/8/1953 7 9 New England Patriots / 5th / 117th pick / 1975
53 Will Grant 28 C 9 9 254 6-3 Idaho St.,Kentucky 3/7/1954 4 7 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 255th pick / 1978
55 Jim Haslett 27 RILB 7 5 232 6-3 Indiana (PA) 12/9/1955 3 5 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 51st pick / 1979
1 Efren Herrera 31 K 7 0 185 5-9 UCLA 7/30/1951 8 0 Detroit Lions / 7th / 169th pick / 1974
87 Robert Holt 23 7 0 182 6-1 Baylor 10/4/1959 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 161st pick / 1981
25 Roland Hooks 29 6 0 197 6-0 North Carolina St. 1/2/1953 6 0 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 253rd pick / 1975
97 Darrell Irvin 25 9 0 259 6-4 Oklahoma 1/21/1957 2 1
91 Ken Johnson 27 7 0 253 6-5 Knoxville 3/25/1955 3 1 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 83rd pick / 1979
72 Ken Jones 30 LT 9 9 260 6-5 Arkansas St. 12/1/1952 6 7 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 45th pick / 1976
52 Chris Keating 25 lb 9 4 223 6-2 Maine 10/12/1957 3 4
10 Matt Kofler 23 4 0 192 6-3 San Diego St. 8/30/1959 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 48th pick / 1982
42 Rod Kush 26 9 0 188 6-0 Nebraska-Omaha 12/29/1956 2 1 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 114th pick / 1979
48 Roosevelt Leaks 29 FB 9 9 225 5-10 Texas 1/31/1953 7 6 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 105th pick / 1975
82 Frank Lewis 35 WR 8 8 196 6-1 Grambling St. 7/4/1947 11 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 8th pick / 1971
60 Joey Lumpkin 22 6 0 230 6-2 Arizona St. 2/19/1960 Rook 1
61 Tom Lynch 27 8 0 256 6-5 Boston Col. 5/24/1955 5 1 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 30th pick / 1977
54 Eugene Marve 22 LILB 9 8 237 6-2 Saginaw Valley St. 8/14/1960 Rook 8 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 59th pick / 1982
67 Reggie McKenzie 32 LG 9 9 255 6-4 Michigan 7/27/1950 10 7 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 27th pick / 1972
33 Ted McKnight 28 3 0 209 6-1 Minnesota-Duluth 2/26/1954 5 0 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 57th pick / 1977
5 Nick Mike-Mayer 32 2 0 186 5-8 Temple 3/1/1950 9 -2 Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 248th pick / 1973
34 Booker Moore 23 5 0 224 5-11 Penn St. 6/23/1959 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 28th pick / 1981
88 Mike Mosley 24 KR 9 0 192 6-2 Texas A&M 6/30/1958 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 76th pick / 1981
59 Shane Nelson 27 lb 1 1 226 6-1 Baylor 5/25/1955 5 1
38 Jeff Nixon 26 7 0 190 6-3 Richmond 10/13/1956 3 1 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 87th pick / 1979
62 Ervin Parker 24 LOLB 9 9 236 6-4 South Carolina St. 8/19/1958 2 7 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 93rd pick / 1980
24 Lemar Parrish 35 7 0 185 5-11 Lincoln (MO) 12/13/1947 12 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 163rd pick / 1970
89 Lou Piccone 33 wr 8 2 175 5-9 West Liberty St. 7/17/1949 8 2
51 Jim Ritcher 24 9 0 273 6-3 North Carolina St. 5/21/1958 2 1 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1980
58 Isiah Robertson 33 ROLB 9 9 225 6-3 Southern 8/17/1949 11 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1971
17 Matt Robinson 27 5 0 196 6-2 Georgia 6/28/1955 5 0 New York Jets / 9th / 227th pick / 1977
26 Charles Romes 28 RCB 9 9 191 6-1 North Carolina Central 12/16/1954 5 7 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 309th pick / 1977
99 Mark Roopenian 24 9 0 254 6-5 Boston Col. 7/10/1958 Rook 1
57 Lucius Sanford 26 9 0 216 6-2 Georgia Tech 2/14/1956 4 1 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 89th pick / 1978
45 Bill Simpson 31 FS 9 9 184 6-1 Michigan St. 12/5/1951 8 9 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1974
76 Fred Smerlas*+ 25 NT 9 9 277 6-3 Boston Col. 4/8/1957 3 17 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1979
81 Perry Tuttle 23 wr 7 1 178 6-0 Clemson 8/2/1959 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 19th pick / 1982
41 Phil Villapiano 33 9 0 225 6-2 Bowling Green 2/26/1949 11 1 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1971
65 Tim Vogler 26 6 0 259 6-3 Ohio St. 10/2/1956 3 1
83 Sherman White 34 RDE 9 9 250 6-5 California 10/6/1948 10 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1972
21 Arthur Whittington 27 2 0 185 5-11 SMU 9/4/1955 4 0 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 176th pick / 1978
77 Ben Williams* 28 LDE 9 9 251 6-3 Mississippi 9/1/1954 6 12 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 78th pick / 1976
27 Chris Williams 23 5 0 197 6-0 LSU 1/2/1959 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 49th pick / 1981
Team Total 27.1 9 218.1 6-1.7 4.4