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1986 Buffalo Bills

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4-12-0, Finished 4th in AFC East Division  · 1986 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.8, Offense: -5.0, Defense: -0.8, SoS: -2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 287 points (17.9/g), 20th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 348 points (21.8/g), 20th.
 Differential of -61 points (-3.8/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 6.2-9.8.

Coach: Hank Bullough (2-7-0) and Marv Levy (2-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Ringo
 Defensive Coordinator: Herb Paterra
 Other Notable Asst.: Ted Cottrell (Defensive Line)

Stadium: Rich Stadium
 Training Camp: SUNY Fredonia (Fredonia, 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 Jim Kelly 26 Rook 16 285 for 480, 3,593 yards, 22 td, 17 int, & 41 rushes for 199 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1983
RB Robb Riddick 29 5 8 150 rushes for 632 yards, 4 td, & 49 catches for 468 yards and 1 td Buffalo Bills / 9th / 241st pick / 1981
FB Ricky Moore 23 Rook 8 33 rushes for 104 yards, 1 td, & 23 catches for 184 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1985
WR Chris Burkett 24 1 10 34 catches for 778 yards, 4 td Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1985
WR Andre Reed 22 1 15 53 catches for 739 yards, 7 td, & 3 rushes for -8 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 4th / 86th pick / 1985
TE Pete Metzelaars 26 4 16 49 catches for 485 yards, 3 td Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 75th pick / 1982
LT Ken Jones 34 10 12 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 45th pick / 1976
LG Jim Ritcher 28 6 16 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1980
C Kent Hull 25 Rook 16
RG Will Wolford 22 Rook 16 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 20th pick / 1986
RT Joe Devlin 32 10 16 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1976
 Defensive Starters
LDE Sean McNanie 25 2 16 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 79th pick / 1984
NT Fred Smerlas 29 7 16 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1979
RDE Bruce Smith 23 1 15 15.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1985
LOLB Darryl Talley 26 3 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 39th pick / 1983
LILB Eugene Marve 26 4 16 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 59th pick / 1982
RILB George Cumby 30 6 8 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 26th pick / 1980
ROLB Lucius Sanford 30 8 8 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 89th pick / 1978
LCB Rodney Bellinger 24 2 9 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 4 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 77th pick / 1984
RCB Charles Romes 32 9 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 12th / 309th pick / 1977
SS Martin Bayless 24 2 15 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 101st pick / 1984
FS Steve Freeman 33 11 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 5th / 117th pick / 1975
 Special Teams Starters
K Scott Norwood 26 1 0 17 of 27 field goals & 32 of 34 extra points
P John Kidd 25 2 0 75 punts for a 40.4 average, 0 blocked Buffalo Bills / 5th / 128th pick / 1984
PR Ron Pitts 24 Rook 0 18 punt returns for a 10.8 average and 1 td Buffalo Bills / 7th / 169th pick / 1985
KR Ronnie Harmon 22 Rook 2 18 kick returns for a 17.8 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1986

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
43 Martin Bayless 24 SS 16 15 195 6-2 Bowling Green 10/11/1962 2 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 101st pick / 1984
28 Greg Bell 24 rb 6 6 210 5-10 Notre Dame 8/1/1962 2 4 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1984
36 Rodney Bellinger 24 LCB 16 9 186 5-8 Miami (FL) 6/4/1962 2 5 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 77th pick / 1984
50 Ray Bentley 26 rilb 13 7 240 6-2 Central Michigan 11/25/1960 Rook 3
68 Jerry Boyarsky 27 10 0 290 6-3 Pittsburgh 5/15/1959 5 1 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 128th pick / 1981
89 Walter Broughton 24 8 0 180 5-10 Jacksonville St. 10/20/1962 Rook 1
85 Chris Burkett 24 WR 14 10 205 6-4 Jackson St. 8/21/1962 1 6 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1985
29 Derrick Burroughs 24 lcb 15 5 180 6-1 Memphis 5/18/1962 1 3 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1985
61 Leonard Burton 22 14 0 275 6-3 South Carolina 6/18/1964 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 77th pick / 1986
80 Jerry Butler 29 wr 11 6 178 6-0 Clemson 10/12/1957 7 3 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1979
35 Carl Byrum 23 rb 13 3 232 6-0 Miss. Valley St. 6/29/1963 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 111th pick / 1986
68 Mark Catano 24 1 0 265 6-3 Valdosta St. 1/26/1962 2 0
63 Justin Cross 27 t 10 1 263 6-6 West. State (CO) 4/29/1959 4 1 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 272nd pick / 1981
58 George Cumby 30 RILB 11 8 220 6-0 Oklahoma 7/5/1956 6 4 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 26th pick / 1980
70 Joe Devlin 32 RT 16 16 261 6-5 Iowa 2/23/1954 10 7 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1976
45 Dwight Drane 24 db 13 1 200 6-1 Oklahoma 5/6/1962 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1984 Supp
52 Guy Frazier 27 lolb 7 7 215 6-2 Wyoming 7/20/1959 5 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 93rd pick / 1981
22 Steve Freeman 33 FS 16 16 185 5-11 Mississippi St. 5/8/1953 11 6 New England Patriots / 5th / 117th pick / 1975
53 Tony Furjanic 22 lb 14 1 228 6-1 Notre Dame 2/26/1964 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 202nd pick / 1986
99 Hal Garner 24 lb 16 1 228 6-4 Utah St. 1/18/1962 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1985
75 Mike Hamby 24 de 16 1 270 6-4 Utah St. 11/12/1962 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 141st pick / 1985
33 Ronnie Harmon 22 KR 14 2 200 5-11 Iowa 5/7/1964 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1986
71 Dale Hellestrae 24 8 0 282 6-5 SMU 7/11/1962 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 112th pick / 1985
25 Rod Hill 27 db 6 2 185 6-0 Kentucky St. 3/14/1959 4 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 25th pick / 1982
67 Kent Hull 25 C 16 16 284 6-5 Mississippi St. 1/13/1961 Rook 7
72 Ken Jones 34 LT 12 12 260 6-5 Arkansas St. 12/1/1952 10 6 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 45th pick / 1976
12 Jim Kelly 26 QB 16 16 217 6-3 Miami (FL) 2/14/1960 Rook 12 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1983
38 Mark Kelso 23 3 0 181 5-11 William & Mary 7/23/1963 Rook 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 261st pick / 1985
84 Don Kern 24 1 0 228 6-4 Arizona St. 8/25/1962 2 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 150th pick / 1984
4 John Kidd 25 P 16 0 210 6-3 Northwestern 8/22/1961 2 2 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 128th pick / 1984
49 Bruce King 23 rb 5 1 219 6-1 Purdue 1/7/1963 1 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 126th pick / 1985
54 Eugene Marve 26 LILB 16 16 237 6-2 Saginaw Valley St. 8/14/1960 4 7 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 59th pick / 1982
95 Sean McNanie 25 LDE 16 16 265 6-5 Arizona St.,San Diego St. 9/9/1961 2 7 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 79th pick / 1984
88 Pete Metzelaars 26 TE 16 16 254 6-7 Wabash 5/24/1960 4 4 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 75th pick / 1982
42 Ricky Moore 23 FB 11 8 234 5-11 Alabama 4/7/1963 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1985
11 Scott Norwood 26 K 16 0 207 6-0 James Madison 7/17/1960 1 2
27 Ron Pitts 24 PR 10 0 175 5-10 UCLA 10/14/1962 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 169th pick / 1985
79 Dean Prater 28 16 0 225 6-5 Oklahoma St. 9/28/1958 4 1 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 271st pick / 1981
83 Andre Reed 22 WR 15 15 190 6-2 Kutztown Pennsylvania 1/29/1964 1 6 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 86th pick / 1985
14 Frank Reich 25 3 0 210 6-4 Maryland 12/4/1961 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1985
82 Eric Richardson 24 wr 14 1 183 6-1 San Jose St. 4/18/1962 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 41st pick / 1984
40 Robb Riddick 29 RB 15 8 195 6-0 Millersville 4/26/1957 5 8 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 241st pick / 1981
51 Jim Ritcher 28 LG 16 16 273 6-3 North Carolina St. 5/21/1958 6 7 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1980
87 Butch Rolle 22 te 16 1 242 6-3 Michigan St. 8/19/1964 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 180th pick / 1986
26 Charles Romes 32 RCB 16 16 191 6-1 North Carolina Central 12/16/1954 9 7 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 309th pick / 1977
57 Lucius Sanford 30 ROLB 10 8 216 6-2 Georgia Tech 2/14/1956 8 3 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 89th pick / 1978
76 Fred Smerlas 29 NT 16 16 277 6-3 Boston Col. 4/8/1957 7 7 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1979
78 Bruce Smith 23 RDE 16 15 262 6-4 Virginia Tech 6/18/1963 1 7 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1985
74 Don Smith 29 5 0 256 6-5 Miami (FL) 5/9/1957 7 0 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 17th pick / 1979
56 Darryl Talley 26 LOLB 16 16 235 6-4 West Virginia 7/10/1960 3 7 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 39th pick / 1983
89 Steve Tasker 24 7 0 185 5-9 Northwestern 4/10/1962 1 0 Houston Oilers / 9th / 226th pick / 1985
86 Jimmy Teal 24 wr 5 1 170 5-10 Texas A&M 8/18/1962 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 130th pick / 1985
62 Mark Traynowicz 24 16 0 277 6-5 Nebraska 11/20/1962 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1985
65 Tim Vogler 30 g 9 3 259 6-3 Ohio St. 10/2/1956 7 2
34 Gary Wilkins 23 te 16 2 235 6-1 Georgia Tech 11/23/1963 Rook 1
23 Kevin Williams 25 1 0 169 5-9 Iowa St. 11/28/1961 1 0
73 Will Wolford 22 RG 16 16 294 6-5 Vanderbilt 5/18/1964 Rook 7 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 20th pick / 1986
Team Total 25.6 16 226.1 6-1.9 2.7