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1987 Buffalo Bills

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7-8-0, Finished 4th in AFC East Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.2, Offense: -2.6, Defense: 2.4, SoS: 2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 270 points (18.0/g), 24th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 305 points (20.3/g), 12th.
 Differential of -35 points (-2.3/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 6.4-8.6.

Coach: Marv Levy (7-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Ringo
 Defensive Coordinator: Walt Corey
 Other Notable Asst.: Ted Cottrell (Defensive Line)

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 Jim Kelly* 27 1 12 250 for 419, 2,798 yards, 19 td, 11 int, & 29 rushes for 133 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1983
RB Ronnie Harmon 23 1 10 116 rushes for 485 yards, 2 td, & 56 catches for 477 yards and 2 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1986
FB Carl Byrum 24 1 8 66 rushes for 280 yards, 0 td, & 3 catches for 23 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 5th / 111th pick / 1986
WR Chris Burkett 25 2 12 56 catches for 765 yards, 4 td Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1985
WR Andre Reed 23 2 12 57 catches for 752 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for 1 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 4th / 86th pick / 1985
TE Pete Metzelaars 27 5 12 28 catches for 290 yards, 0 td Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 75th pick / 1982
LT Will Wolford 23 1 9 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 20th pick / 1986
LG Jim Ritcher 29 7 12 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1980
C Kent Hull 26 1 12
RG Tim Vogler 31 8 12 2 fumbles recovered
RT Joe Devlin 33 11 12 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1976
 Defensive Starters
LDE Sean McNanie 26 3 12 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 79th pick / 1984
NT Fred Smerlas 30 8 12 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1979
RDE Bruce Smith*+ 24 2 12 12.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1985
LOLB Cornelius Bennett 22 Rook 7 8.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1987
LILB Shane Conlan 23 Rook 12 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 8th pick / 1987
RILB Scott Radecic 25 3 9 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 34th pick / 1984
ROLB Darryl Talley 27 4 12 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 39th pick / 1983
LCB Derrick Burroughs 25 2 12 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1985
RCB Nate Odomes 22 Rook 12 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1987
SS Dwight Drane 25 1 6 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1984 Supp
FS Mark Kelso 24 1 12 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 261st pick / 1985
 Special Teams Starters
K Scott Norwood 27 2 0 10 of 15 field goals & 31 of 31 extra points
P John Kidd 26 3 0 64 punts for a 39.0 average, 0 blocked Buffalo Bills / 5th / 128th pick / 1984
PR Ron Pitts 25 1 3 23 punt returns for a 6.5 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 7th / 169th pick / 1985
KR Steve Tasker* 25 2 0 11 kick returns for a 17.9 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 9th / 226th pick / 1985

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
41 Ira Albright 28 3 0 285 6-0 NE State (OK) 1/2/1959 Rook 0
20 John Armstrong 24 db 3 2 190 5-9 Richmond 7/7/1963 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 286th pick / 1986
84 Veno Belk 24 te 2 2 233 6-3 Michigan St. 3/7/1963 Rook 0
28 Greg Bell 25 rb 2 2 210 5-10 Notre Dame 8/1/1962 3 1 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1984
55 Cornelius Bennett 22 LOLB 8 7 237 6-2 Alabama 8/25/1965 Rook 4 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1987
50 Ray Bentley 27 lb 9 4 240 6-2 Central Michigan 11/25/1960 1 2
21 Gerald Bess 29 db 2 1 188 6-0 Tuskegee 5/24/1958 Rook 0
62 Joe Bock 28 1 0 256 6-4 Virginia 7/21/1959 Rook 0
91 Jack Bravyak 28 1 0 255 6-3 Temple 9/10/1959 Rook 0
81 Walter Broughton 25 9 0 180 5-10 Jacksonville St. 10/20/1962 1 1
86 Marc Brown 26 3 0 195 6-2 Towson St. 5/7/1961 Rook 1
68 Tony Brown 23 t 2 2 285 6-5 Pittsburgh 7/11/1964 Rook 1
85 Chris Burkett 25 WR 12 12 205 6-4 Jackson St. 8/21/1962 2 6 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1985
29 Derrick Burroughs 25 LCB 12 12 180 6-1 Memphis 5/18/1962 2 6 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1985
61 Leonard Burton 23 c 12 3 275 6-3 South Carolina 6/18/1964 1 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 77th pick / 1986
88 Reggie Bynum 23 wr 1 1 185 6-1 Oregon St. 2/10/1964 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 222nd pick / 1986
35 Carl Byrum 24 FB 13 8 232 6-0 Miss. Valley St. 6/29/1963 1 2 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 111th pick / 1986
25 Bill Callahan 23 db 1 1 200 6-0 Pittsburgh 4/11/1964 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 94th pick / 1986
90 Arnold Campbell 25 3 0 260 6-3 Alcorn St. 11/13/1962 Rook 0
46 Joe Chetti 24 2 0 205 5-9 C.W. Post 11/19/1963 Rook 0
36 Steve Clark 25 db 3 1 190 6-2 Liberty 12/14/1962 Rook 1
92 Will Cokeley 27 lb 3 3 220 6-2 Kansas St. 12/6/1960 Rook 2
58 Shane Conlan 23 LILB 12 12 235 6-3 Penn St. 3/4/1964 Rook 10 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 8th pick / 1987
21 Wayne Davis 24 10 0 175 5-11 Indiana St. 6/17/1963 2 1 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 39th pick / 1985
70 Joe Devlin 33 RT 12 12 261 6-5 Iowa 2/23/1954 11 5 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1976
71 Sean Dowling 24 g 3 3 280 6-4 C.W. Post 2/19/1963 Rook 1
45 Dwight Drane 25 SS 11 6 200 6-1 Oklahoma 5/6/1962 1 3 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1984 Supp
77 Mike Estep 24 2 0 270 6-4 Bowling Green 12/29/1963 Rook 0
59 Mitch Frerotte 22 12 0 281 6-3 Penn St. 3/30/1965 Rook 1
39 Larry Friday 29 1 0 215 6-4 Alcorn St.,Mississippi St. 1/23/1958 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 298th pick / 1981
53 Tony Furjanic 23 8 0 228 6-1 Notre Dame 2/26/1964 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 202nd pick / 1986
82 Sheldon Gaines 23 wr 3 3 155 5-9 Long Beach St. 4/22/1964 Rook 1
69 Scott Garnett 25 nt 3 2 271 6-2 Washington 12/3/1962 3 1 Denver Broncos / 8th / 218th pick / 1984
53 Will Grant 33 c 1 1 254 6-3 Idaho St.,Kentucky 3/7/1954 9 0 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 255th pick / 1978
85 Kris Haines 30 1 0 183 5-11 Notre Dame 7/23/1957 8 0 Washington Redskins / 9th / 233rd pick / 1979
33 Ronnie Harmon 23 RB 12 10 200 5-11 Iowa 5/7/1964 1 7 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1986
93 Scott Hernandez 28 nt 2 2 250 6-0 Kent St. 10/17/1959 Rook 1
67 Kent Hull 26 C 12 12 284 6-5 Mississippi St. 1/13/1961 1 5
48 Lawrence Johnson 30 db 6 3 204 5-11 Wisconsin 9/11/1957 8 1 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 40th pick / 1979
86 Trumaine Johnson 27 12 0 196 6-1 Grambling St. 11/16/1960 2 1 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 141st pick / 1983
57 Mike Jones 23 1 0 224 6-4 Brockport St. 8/19/1964 Rook 0
52 John Kaiser 25 12 0 227 6-3 Arizona 6/6/1962 3 1 Seattle Seahawks / 6th / 162nd pick / 1984
12 Jim Kelly* 27 QB 12 12 217 6-3 Miami (FL) 2/14/1960 1 9 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1983
38 Mark Kelso 24 FS 12 12 181 5-11 William & Mary 7/23/1963 1 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 261st pick / 1985
4 John Kidd 26 P 12 0 210 6-3 Northwestern 8/22/1961 3 2 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 128th pick / 1984
49 Bruce King 24 rb 3 2 219 6-1 Purdue 1/7/1963 2 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 126th pick / 1985
51 Kevin Lamar 26 g 1 1 260 6-4 Stanford 11/29/1961 Rook 0
50 Bob LeBlanc 25 lb 3 3 243 6-2 Elon 11/5/1962 Rook 1
27 John Lewis 25 3 0 175 5-10 Pittsburgh 3/8/1962 Rook 0
63 Adam Lingner 27 12 0 268 6-4 Illinois 11/2/1960 4 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 231st pick / 1983
30 Warren Loving 27 2 0 230 6-1 William Penn 11/12/1960 Rook 0
59 Steve Maidlow 27 2 0 234 6-2 Michigan St. 6/6/1960 4 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 109th pick / 1983
11 Dan Manucci 30 qb 3 1 196 6-2 Kansas St. 9/3/1957 8 0 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 116th pick / 1979
9 David Martin 28 db 3 2 191 5-9 Villanova 3/15/1959 1 1 Detroit Lions / 9th / 240th pick / 1981
54 Eugene Marve 27 lb 5 4 237 6-2 Saginaw Valley St. 8/14/1960 5 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 59th pick / 1982
13 Brian McClure 24 qb 1 1 222 6-6 Bowling Green 12/28/1963 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 313th pick / 1986
89 Thad McFadden 25 wr 3 2 200 6-2 Wisconsin 8/14/1962 Rook 0
74 Joe McGrail 23 2 0 280 6-3 Delaware 6/6/1964 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 311th pick / 1987
84 Keith McKeller 23 te 1 1 240 6-6 Jacksonville St. 7/9/1964 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 227th pick / 1987
95 Sean McNanie 26 LDE 12 12 265 6-5 Arizona St.,San Diego St. 9/9/1961 3 6 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 79th pick / 1984
74 Bruce Mesner 23 11 0 280 6-5 Maryland 3/21/1964 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 209th pick / 1987
88 Pete Metzelaars 27 TE 12 12 254 6-7 Wabash 5/24/1960 5 2 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 75th pick / 1982
10 Mark Miller 25 1 0 210 6-2 Colorado St.,Mesa 11/6/1962 Rook 0
25 Roland Mitchell 23 11 0 195 5-11 Texas Tech 3/15/1964 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1987
41 Jamie Mueller 23 fb 12 6 225 6-1 Benedictine 10/4/1964 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 78th pick / 1987
11 Scott Norwood 27 K 12 0 207 6-0 James Madison 7/17/1960 2 2
40 Chip Nuzzo 22 3 0 190 5-11 Princeton 7/26/1965 Rook 0
37 Nate Odomes 22 RCB 12 12 188 5-9 Wisconsin 8/25/1965 Rook 5 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1987
47 Mike Panepinto 22 1 0 180 5-7 Canisius 11/17/1965 Rook 0
23 Kerry Parker 32 db 2 2 192 6-1 Grambling St. 10/3/1955 3 1
5 Rick Partridge 30 3 0 175 6-1 Utah 8/26/1957 8 0 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 208th pick / 1979
57 Mark Pike 24 3 0 272 6-4 Georgia Tech 12/27/1963 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 178th pick / 1986
27 Ron Pitts 25 PR 12 3 175 5-10 UCLA 10/14/1962 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 169th pick / 1985
30 Kerry Porter 23 6 0 215 6-1 Washington St. 9/23/1964 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1987
26 Ricky Porter 27 9 0 198 5-10 Slippery Rock 1/14/1960 5 2 Detroit Lions / 12th / 319th pick / 1982
79 Dean Prater 29 10 0 225 6-5 Oklahoma St. 9/28/1958 5 1 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 271st pick / 1981
95 Scott Radecic 25 RILB 12 9 243 6-3 Penn St. 6/14/1962 3 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 34th pick / 1984
83 Andre Reed 23 WR 12 12 190 6-2 Kutztown Pennsylvania 1/29/1964 2 6 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 86th pick / 1985
40 Robb Riddick 30 rb 6 1 195 6-0 Millersville 4/26/1957 6 2 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 241st pick / 1981
51 Jim Ritcher 29 LG 12 12 273 6-3 North Carolina St. 5/21/1958 7 5 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1980
87 Butch Rolle 23 12 0 242 6-3 Michigan St. 8/19/1964 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 180th pick / 1986
42 Durwood Roquemore 27 db 5 2 183 6-1 Texas A&M-Kingsville 1/19/1960 5 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 157th pick / 1982
75 Erik Rosenmeier 22 1 0 240 6-4 Colgate 5/26/1965 Rook 0
52 Scott Schankweiler 24 lb 3 3 235 6-0 Maryland 10/15/1963 Rook 2
3 Todd Schlopy 26 3 0 165 5-10 Michigan 6/17/1961 Rook -1
63 Rick Schulte 24 g 3 3 270 6-2 Illinois 11/24/1963 Rook 1
96 Leon Seals 23 de 13 1 265 6-5 Jackson St. 1/30/1964 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 109th pick / 1987
24 Johnny Shepherd 30 rb 2 1 185 5-10 Liberty,West Alabama 4/24/1957 Rook 0
55 Mark Shupe 26 c 2 1 285 6-5 Arizona St. 4/25/1961 Rook 0
64 Joe Silipo 30 te 1 1 295 6-3 Tulane 12/31/1957 Rook 0
76 Fred Smerlas 30 NT 12 12 277 6-3 Boston Col. 4/8/1957 8 5 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1979
78 Bruce Smith*+ 24 RDE 12 12 262 6-4 Virginia Tech 6/18/1963 2 15 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1985
72 Don Sommer 23 t 3 3 290 6-4 Texas-El Paso 2/1/1964 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 10th / 256th pick / 1986
56 Darryl Talley 27 ROLB 12 12 235 6-4 West Virginia 7/10/1960 4 5 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 39th pick / 1983
89 Steve Tasker* 25 KR 12 0 185 5-9 Northwestern 4/10/1962 2 0 Houston Oilers / 9th / 226th pick / 1985
74 Richard Tharpe 27 de 3 3 255 6-3 Louisville 10/31/1960 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 260th pick / 1983
17 Willie Totten 25 qb 2 1 195 6-2 Miss. Valley St. 7/4/1962 Rook 0
62 Mark Traynowicz 25 11 0 277 6-5 Nebraska 11/20/1962 2 1 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1985
65 Tim Vogler 31 RG 12 12 259 6-3 Ohio St. 10/2/1956 8 5
87 Mark Walczak 25 2 0 246 6-6 Arizona 4/26/1962 Rook 0
57 Craig Walls 29 3 0 215 6-1 Indiana 12/24/1958 Rook 0
53 Scott Watters 22 lb 3 3 230 6-2 Wittenberg 1/1/1965 Rook 2
60 Al Wenglikowski 27 1 0 215 6-1 Pittsburgh 8/3/1960 3 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 258th pick / 1984
34 Gary Wilkins 24 1 0 235 6-1 Georgia Tech 11/23/1963 1 0
26 Leonard Williams 27 2 0 205 6-0 West. Carolina 6/27/1960 Rook 0
94 Billy Witt 23 de 2 2 258 6-5 North Alabama 4/25/1964 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 11th / 282nd pick / 1986
73 Will Wolford 23 LT 9 9 294 6-5 Vanderbilt 5/18/1964 1 4 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 20th pick / 1986
Team Total 25.6 15 227.5 6-1.8 1.7