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1984 Buffalo Bills

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2-14-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1984 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -12.0, Offense: -5.3, Defense: -6.7, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 250 points (15.6/g), 25th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 454 points (28.4/g), 27th.
 Differential of -204 points (-12.8/g), 27th.  Expected W-L: 3.1-12.9.

Coach: Kay Stephenson (2-14-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Don Lawrence
 Other Notable Asst.: Pete Carroll (Defensive Backs)

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 34 11 11 191 for 344, 1,991 yards, 12 td, 17 int, & 19 rushes for 102 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1973
RB Greg Bell* 22 Rook 15 262 rushes for 1,100 yards, 7 td, & 34 catches for 277 yards and 1 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1984
FB Booker Moore 25 2 15 24 rushes for 84 yards, 0 td, & 33 catches for 172 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 28th pick / 1981
WR Preston Dennard 29 6 13 30 catches for 417 yards, 7 td
WR Byron Franklin 26 3 16 69 catches for 862 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for -7 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 50th pick / 1981
TE Tony Hunter 24 1 9 33 catches for 331 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 6 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 12th pick / 1983
LT Ken Jones 32 8 16 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 45th pick / 1976
LG Jim Ritcher 26 4 14 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1980
C Will Grant 30 6 16 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 255th pick / 1978
RG Jon Borchardt 27 5 16 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1979
RT Joe Devlin 30 8 16 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1976
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ben Williams 30 8 15 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 78th pick / 1976
NT Fred Smerlas 27 5 16 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1979
RDE Ken Johnson 29 5 16 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 83rd pick / 1979
LOLB Darryl Talley 24 1 16 5.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 39th pick / 1983
LILB Jim Haslett 29 5 15 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 51st pick / 1979
RILB Eugene Marve 24 2 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 59th pick / 1982
ROLB Lucius Sanford 28 6 8 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 89th pick / 1978
LCB Brian Carpenter 24 2 10 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 101st pick / 1982
RCB Charles Romes 30 7 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 12th / 309th pick / 1977
SS Steve Freeman 31 9 15 2.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 5th / 117th pick / 1975
FS Don Wilson 23 Rook 11 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Joe Danelo 31 9 0 8 of 16 field goals & 17 of 17 extra points Miami Dolphins / 10th / 257th pick / 1975
P John Kidd 23 Rook 0 88 punts for a 42.0 average, 2 blocked Buffalo Bills / 5th / 128th pick / 1984
PR Don Wilson 23 Rook 11 33 punt returns for a 9.0 average and 1 td
KR Van Williams 25 1 0 39 kick returns for a 21.0 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 4th / 93rd pick / 1982

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
75 Bill Acker 28 15 0 255 6-3 Texas 11/7/1956 4 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 142nd pick / 1980
50 Joe Azelby 22 14 0 225 6-1 Harvard 3/5/1962 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 263rd pick / 1984
84 Buster Barnett 26 te 16 7 228 6-5 Jackson St. 11/24/1958 3 0 Buffalo Bills / 11th / 299th pick / 1981
43 Martin Bayless 22 db 13 1 195 6-2 Bowling Green 10/11/1962 Rook 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 101st pick / 1984
28 Greg Bell* 22 RB 16 15 210 5-10 Notre Dame 8/1/1962 Rook 8 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1984
36 Rodney Bellinger 22 db 10 2 186 5-8 Miami (FL) 6/4/1962 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 77th pick / 1984
73 Jon Borchardt 27 RG 16 16 260 6-5 Montana St. 8/13/1957 5 6 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1979
86 Mark Brammer 26 te 12 1 238 6-3 Michigan St. 5/3/1958 4 0 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 67th pick / 1980
81 Mitchell Brookins 24 16 0 196 5-11 Illinois 12/10/1960 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 95th pick / 1984
30 Brian Carpenter 24 LCB 13 10 167 5-10 Michigan 11/27/1960 2 4 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 101st pick / 1982
63 Justin Cross 25 7 0 263 6-6 West. State (CO) 4/29/1959 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 272nd pick / 1981
18 Joe Danelo 31 K 9 0 166 5-9 Washington St. 9/2/1953 9 0 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 257th pick / 1975
59 Stan David 22 lb 16 3 210 6-3 Texas Tech 2/17/1962 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 182nd pick / 1984
89 Julius Dawkins 23 wr 16 3 196 6-1 Pittsburgh 1/4/1961 1 2 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 320th pick / 1983
83 Preston Dennard 29 WR 16 13 185 6-1 New Mexico 11/28/1955 6 3
70 Joe Devlin 30 RT 16 16 261 6-5 Iowa 2/23/1954 8 6 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1976
19 Joe Dufek 23 qb 5 5 215 6-4 Yale 8/23/1961 1 -1
12 Joe Ferguson 34 QB 12 11 195 6-1 Arkansas 4/23/1950 11 3 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1973
85 Byron Franklin 26 WR 16 16 179 6-1 Auburn 9/3/1958 3 6 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 50th pick / 1981
22 Steve Freeman 31 SS 15 15 185 5-11 Mississippi St. 5/8/1953 9 6 New England Patriots / 5th / 117th pick / 1975
53 Will Grant 30 C 16 16 254 6-3 Idaho St.,Kentucky 3/7/1954 6 6 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 255th pick / 1978
55 Jim Haslett 29 LILB 15 15 232 6-3 Indiana (PA) 12/9/1955 5 6 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 51st pick / 1979
25 Rod Hill 25 2 0 185 6-0 Kentucky St. 3/14/1959 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 25th pick / 1982
87 Tony Hunter 24 TE 11 9 237 6-4 Notre Dame 5/22/1960 1 2 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 12th pick / 1983
91 Ken Johnson 29 RDE 16 16 253 6-5 Knoxville 3/25/1955 5 6 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 83rd pick / 1979
48 Lawrence Johnson 27 10 0 204 5-11 Wisconsin 9/11/1957 5 1 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 40th pick / 1979
72 Ken Jones 32 LT 16 16 260 6-5 Arkansas St. 12/1/1952 8 6 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 45th pick / 1976
50 Trey Junkin 23 2 0 240 6-2 Louisiana Tech 1/23/1961 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 93rd pick / 1983
52 Chris Keating 27 rolb 16 6 223 6-2 Maine 10/12/1957 5 3
4 John Kidd 23 P 16 0 210 6-3 Northwestern 8/22/1961 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 128th pick / 1984
10 Matt Kofler 25 16 0 192 6-3 San Diego St. 8/30/1959 2 1 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 48th pick / 1982
42 Rod Kush 28 fs 16 5 188 6-0 Nebraska-Omaha 12/29/1956 4 3 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 114th pick / 1979
61 Tom Lynch 29 16 0 256 6-5 Boston Col. 5/24/1955 7 1 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 30th pick / 1977
54 Eugene Marve 24 RILB 16 16 237 6-2 Saginaw Valley St. 8/14/1960 2 6 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 59th pick / 1982
95 Sean McNanie 23 de 15 1 265 6-5 Arizona St.,San Diego St. 9/9/1961 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 79th pick / 1984
58 Mark Merrill 29 2 0 237 6-4 Minnesota 5/5/1955 6 0 New York Jets / 2nd / 31st pick / 1978
29 John Mistler 26 3 0 186 6-2 Arizona St. 10/28/1958 3 0 New York Giants / 3rd / 59th pick / 1981
34 Booker Moore 25 FB 15 15 224 5-11 Penn St. 6/23/1959 2 2 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 28th pick / 1981
88 Mike Mosley 26 4 0 192 6-2 Texas A&M 6/30/1958 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 76th pick / 1981
41 Speedy Neal 22 rb 12 1 254 6-2 Miami (FL) 8/26/1962 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1984
13 Chuck Nelson 24 7 0 175 5-11 Washington 2/23/1960 1 1 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 87th pick / 1983
49 Ulysses Norris 27 14 0 230 6-4 Georgia 1/15/1957 5 0 Detroit Lions / 4th / 88th pick / 1979
58 Steve Potter 27 10 0 235 6-3 Virginia 11/6/1957 3 1
79 Dean Prater 26 13 0 225 6-5 Oklahoma St. 9/28/1958 2 1 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 271st pick / 1981
40 Robb Riddick 27 16 0 195 6-0 Millersville 4/26/1957 3 2 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 241st pick / 1981
51 Jim Ritcher 26 LG 14 14 273 6-3 North Carolina St. 5/21/1958 4 5 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1980
26 Charles Romes 30 RCB 16 16 191 6-1 North Carolina Central 12/16/1954 7 6 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 309th pick / 1977
57 Lucius Sanford 28 ROLB 8 8 216 6-2 Georgia Tech 2/14/1956 6 3 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 89th pick / 1978
76 Fred Smerlas 27 NT 16 16 277 6-3 Boston Col. 4/8/1957 5 6 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1979
47 Lucious Smith 27 db 4 3 190 5-10 San Diego St.,Cal State-Fullerton 1/17/1957 4 1
56 Darryl Talley 24 LOLB 16 16 235 6-4 West Virginia 7/10/1960 1 6 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 39th pick / 1983
24 Gary Thompson 25 db 8 1 180 6-0 San Jose St. 2/23/1959 1 1
30 Marco Tongue 24 1 0 177 5-9 Bowie St. 4/6/1960 1 0
93 Scott Virkus 25 2 0 260 6-5 Purdue 9/7/1959 1 0
65 Tim Vogler 28 g 16 2 259 6-3 Ohio St. 10/2/1956 5 1
45 Len Walterscheid 30 3 0 190 5-11 Southern Utah 9/13/1954 7 0
60 Al Wenglikowski 24 5 0 215 6-1 Pittsburgh 8/3/1960 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 258th pick / 1984
27 Craig White 23 14 0 194 6-1 Missouri 10/8/1961 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 11th / 299th pick / 1984
77 Ben Williams 30 LDE 15 15 251 6-3 Mississippi 9/1/1954 8 5 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 78th pick / 1976
23 Van Williams 25 KR 16 0 208 6-0 East Tennessee St.,Carson-Newman 3/15/1959 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 93rd pick / 1982
21 Don Wilson 23 FS 16 11 190 6-2 North Carolina St. 7/21/1961 Rook 5
Team Total 26.1 16 218.2 6-1.8 3.3