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1985 Buffalo Bills

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2-14-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.8, Offense: -9.5, Defense: -0.2, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 200 points (12.5/g), 28th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 381 points (23.8/g), 20th.
 Differential of -181 points (-11.3/g), 28th.  Expected W-L: 2.9-13.1.

Coach: Kay Stephenson (0-4-0) and Hank Bullough (2-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Ringo
 Defensive Coordinator: Hank Bullough
 Other Notable Asst.: Dick Jauron (Defensive Assistant)

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 Vince Ferragamo 31 8 9 149 for 287, 1,677 yards, 5 td, 17 int, & 8 rushes for 15 yards and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 91st pick / 1977
RB Joe Cribbs 27 5 5 122 rushes for 399 yards, 1 td, & 18 catches for 142 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1980
FB Greg Bell 23 1 15 223 rushes for 883 yards, 8 td, & 58 catches for 576 yards and 1 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1984
WR Jerry Butler 28 6 13 41 catches for 770 yards, 2 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1979
WR Andre Reed 21 Rook 15 48 catches for 637 yards, 4 td, & 3 rushes for -1 yards and 1 td Buffalo Bills / 4th / 86th pick / 1985
TE Eason Ramson 29 7 12 37 catches for 369 yards, 1 td Green Bay Packers / 12th / 312th pick / 1978
LT Ken Jones 33 9 14 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 45th pick / 1976
LG Jim Ritcher 27 5 16 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1980
C Will Grant 31 7 15 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 10th / 255th pick / 1978
RG Tim Vogler 29 6 14 1 fumble recovered
RT Joe Devlin 31 9 16 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1976
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ben Williams 31 9 16 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 78th pick / 1976
NT Fred Smerlas 28 6 16 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1979
RDE Bruce Smith 22 Rook 13 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1985
LOLB Guy Frazier 26 4 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 93rd pick / 1981
LILB Eugene Marve 25 3 14 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 59th pick / 1982
RILB Jim Haslett 30 6 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 51st pick / 1979
ROLB Lucius Sanford 29 7 11 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 89th pick / 1978
LCB Derrick Burroughs 23 Rook 8 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1985
RCB Charles Romes 31 8 16 0.0 sacks, 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 12th / 309th pick / 1977
SS Steve Freeman 32 10 16 New England Patriots / 5th / 117th pick / 1975
FS Martin Bayless 23 1 11 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 101st pick / 1984
 Special Teams Starters
K Scott Norwood 25 Rook 0 13 of 17 field goals & 23 of 23 extra points
P John Kidd 24 1 0 92 punts for a 41.5 average, 0 blocked Buffalo Bills / 5th / 128th pick / 1984
PR Don Wilson 24 1 5 16 punt returns for a 10.1 average and 0 td
KR Don Wilson 24 1 5 22 kick returns for a 21.1 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
43 Martin Bayless 23 FS 12 11 195 6-2 Bowling Green 10/11/1962 1 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 101st pick / 1984
28 Greg Bell 23 FB 16 15 210 5-10 Notre Dame 8/1/1962 1 7 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1984
36 Rodney Bellinger 23 16 0 186 5-8 Miami (FL) 6/4/1962 1 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 77th pick / 1984
81 Mitchell Brookins 25 wr 5 1 196 5-11 Illinois 12/10/1960 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 95th pick / 1984
85 Chris Burkett 23 wr 16 1 205 6-4 Jackson St. 8/21/1962 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1985
29 Derrick Burroughs 23 LCB 14 8 180 6-1 Memphis 5/18/1962 Rook 4 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1985
80 Jerry Butler 28 WR 16 13 178 6-0 Clemson 10/12/1957 6 5 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1979
69 Greg Christy 23 7 0 285 6-4 Pittsburgh 4/29/1962 Rook 0
20 Joe Cribbs 27 RB 10 5 190 5-11 Auburn 1/5/1958 5 3 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1980
63 Justin Cross 26 t 3 2 263 6-6 West. State (CO) 4/29/1959 3 1 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 272nd pick / 1981
68 Joe DeLamielleure 34 g 10 3 254 6-3 Michigan St. 3/16/1951 12 1 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1973
70 Joe Devlin 31 RT 16 16 261 6-5 Iowa 2/23/1954 9 5 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1976
58 Anthony Dickerson 28 16 0 220 6-2 SMU 6/9/1957 5 1
5 Vince Ferragamo 31 QB 10 9 212 6-3 California,Nebraska 4/24/1954 8 0 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 91st pick / 1977
52 Guy Frazier 26 LOLB 16 16 215 6-2 Wyoming 7/20/1959 4 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 93rd pick / 1981
22 Steve Freeman 32 SS 16 16 185 5-11 Mississippi St. 5/8/1953 10 6 New England Patriots / 5th / 117th pick / 1975
99 Hal Garner 23 13 0 228 6-4 Utah St. 1/18/1962 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1985
53 Will Grant 31 C 16 15 254 6-3 Idaho St.,Kentucky 3/7/1954 7 5 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 255th pick / 1978
55 Jim Haslett 30 RILB 16 16 232 6-3 Indiana (PA) 12/9/1955 6 7 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 51st pick / 1979
71 Dale Hellestrae 23 4 0 282 6-5 SMU 7/11/1962 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 112th pick / 1985
25 Rod Hill 26 lcb 10 5 185 6-0 Kentucky St. 3/14/1959 3 3 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 25th pick / 1982
30 Anthony Hutchison 24 5 0 186 5-10 Texas Tech 2/4/1961 2 0 Chicago Bears / 10th / 256th pick / 1983
48 Lawrence Johnson 28 db 16 3 204 5-11 Wisconsin 9/11/1957 6 2 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 40th pick / 1979
72 Ken Jones 33 LT 16 14 260 6-5 Arkansas St. 12/1/1952 9 4 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 45th pick / 1976
4 John Kidd 24 P 16 0 210 6-3 Northwestern 8/22/1961 1 2 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 128th pick / 1984
50 Larry Kubin 26 2 0 234 6-2 Penn St. 2/26/1959 3 0 Washington Redskins / 6th / 148th pick / 1981
90 Steve Maidlow 25 lb 16 2 234 6-2 Michigan St. 6/6/1960 2 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 109th pick / 1983
54 Eugene Marve 25 LILB 14 14 237 6-2 Saginaw Valley St. 8/14/1960 3 6 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 59th pick / 1982
7 Bruce Mathison 26 qb 10 7 205 6-3 Nebraska 4/25/1959 2 4 San Diego Chargers / 10th / 272nd pick / 1983
95 Sean McNanie 24 16 0 265 6-5 Arizona St.,San Diego St. 9/9/1961 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 79th pick / 1984
88 Pete Metzelaars 25 TE 16 8 254 6-7 Wabash 5/24/1960 3 0 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 75th pick / 1982
34 Booker Moore 26 fb 16 6 224 5-11 Penn St. 6/23/1959 3 0 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 28th pick / 1981
89 Ulysses Norris 28 te 2 1 230 6-4 Georgia 1/15/1957 6 0 Detroit Lions / 4th / 88th pick / 1979
11 Scott Norwood 25 K 16 0 207 6-0 James Madison 7/17/1960 Rook 3
23 Jim Perryman 25 11 0 180 6-0 Millikin 12/23/1960 Rook 1
79 Dean Prater 27 16 0 225 6-5 Oklahoma St. 9/28/1958 3 1 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 271st pick / 1981
33 Mike Pruitt 31 rb 4 2 222 6-0 Purdue 4/3/1954 9 0 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 7th pick / 1976
87 Eason Ramson 29 TE 16 12 232 6-2 Washington St. 4/30/1956 7 2 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 312th pick / 1978
83 Andre Reed 21 WR 16 15 190 6-2 Kutztown Pennsylvania 1/29/1964 Rook 4 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 86th pick / 1985
14 Frank Reich 24 1 0 210 6-4 Maryland 12/4/1961 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1985
82 Eric Richardson 23 wr 16 1 183 6-1 San Jose St. 4/18/1962 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 41st pick / 1984
51 Jim Ritcher 27 LG 16 16 273 6-3 North Carolina St. 5/21/1958 5 5 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1980
26 Charles Romes 31 RCB 16 16 191 6-1 North Carolina Central 12/16/1954 8 7 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 309th pick / 1977
57 Lucius Sanford 29 ROLB 11 11 216 6-2 Georgia Tech 2/14/1956 7 5 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 89th pick / 1978
76 Fred Smerlas 28 NT 16 16 277 6-3 Boston Col. 4/8/1957 6 6 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1979
78 Bruce Smith 22 RDE 16 13 262 6-4 Virginia Tech 6/18/1963 Rook 7 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1985
74 Don Smith 28 nt 16 3 256 6-5 Miami (FL) 5/9/1957 6 3 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 17th pick / 1979
45 Anthony Steels 26 9 0 200 5-9 Nebraska 1/8/1959 Rook 0
56 Darryl Talley 25 lolb 16 5 235 6-4 West Virginia 7/10/1960 2 3 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 39th pick / 1983
86 Jimmy Teal 23 3 0 170 5-10 Texas A&M 8/18/1962 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 130th pick / 1985
62 Mark Traynowicz 23 14 0 277 6-5 Nebraska 11/20/1962 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1985
65 Tim Vogler 29 RG 14 14 259 6-3 Ohio St. 10/2/1956 6 4
77 Ben Williams 31 LDE 16 16 251 6-3 Mississippi 9/1/1954 9 6 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 78th pick / 1976
23 Van Williams 26 2 0 208 6-0 East Tennessee St.,Carson-Newman 3/15/1959 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 93rd pick / 1982
21 Don Wilson 24 fs 16 5 190 6-2 North Carolina St. 7/21/1961 1 3
50 Eric Wilson 23 14 0 247 6-1 Maryland 10/17/1962 Rook 1 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 171st pick / 1985
Team Total 26.3 16 223.6 6-2.0 3.5