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1988 Buffalo Bills

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12-4-0, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.4, Offense: -0.0, Defense: 6.4, SoS: 0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 329 points (20.6/g), 14th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 237 points (14.8/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 92 points (5.8/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 11.0-5.0.

Coach: Marv Levy (12-4-0)
 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* 28 2 16 269 for 452, 3,380 yards, 15 td, 17 int, & 35 rushes for 154 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1983
RB Thurman Thomas 22 Rook 15 207 rushes for 881 yards, 2 td, & 18 catches for 208 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 40th pick / 1988
FB Jamie Mueller 24 1 15 81 rushes for 296 yards, 0 td, & 8 catches for 42 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 78th pick / 1987
WR Trumaine Johnson 28 3 10 37 catches for 514 yards, 0 td San Diego Chargers / 6th / 141st pick / 1983
WR Andre Reed* 24 3 14 71 catches for 968 yards, 6 td, & 6 rushes for 64 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 4th / 86th pick / 1985
TE Pete Metzelaars 28 6 16 33 catches for 438 yards, 1 td Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 75th pick / 1982
LT Will Wolford 24 2 16 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 20th pick / 1986
LG Jim Ritcher 30 8 16 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1980
C Kent Hull* 27 2 16
RG Tim Vogler 32 9 10
RT Joe Devlin 34 12 16 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1976
 Defensive Starters
LDE Art Still 33 10 15 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1978
NT Fred Smerlas* 31 9 16 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1979
RDE Bruce Smith*+ 25 3 12 11.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1985
LOLB Cornelius Bennett*+ 23 1 16 9.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1987
LILB Shane Conlan* 24 1 13 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 8th pick / 1987
RILB Ray Bentley 28 2 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
ROLB Darryl Talley 28 5 15 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 39th pick / 1983
LCB Derrick Burroughs 26 3 13 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1985
RCB Nate Odomes 23 1 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1987
SS Leonard Smith 28 5 12 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1983
FS Mark Kelso 25 2 16 0.0 sacks, 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 261st pick / 1985
 Special Teams Starters
K Scott Norwood*+ 28 3 0 32 of 37 field goals & 33 of 33 extra points
P John Kidd 27 4 0 62 punts for a 39.5 average, 0 blocked Buffalo Bills / 5th / 128th pick / 1984
PR Flip Johnson 25 Rook 0 16 punt returns for a 4.5 average and 0 td
KR Erroll Tucker 24 Rook 0 15 kick returns for a 20.7 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 122nd pick / 1986

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
54 Carlton Bailey 24 6 0 242 6-3 North Carolina 12/15/1964 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 235th pick / 1988
75 Howard Ballard 25 16 0 325 6-6 Alabama A&M 11/3/1963 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 11th / 283rd pick / 1987
55 Cornelius Bennett*+ 23 LOLB 16 16 237 6-2 Alabama 8/25/1965 1 16 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1987
50 Ray Bentley 28 RILB 16 16 240 6-2 Central Michigan 11/25/1960 2 7
81 Walter Broughton 26 1 0 180 5-10 Jacksonville St. 10/20/1962 2 0
85 Chris Burkett 26 WR 11 8 205 6-4 Jackson St. 8/21/1962 3 4 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1985
29 Derrick Burroughs 26 LCB 14 13 180 6-1 Memphis 5/18/1962 3 6 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1985
61 Leonard Burton 24 c 16 4 275 6-3 South Carolina 6/18/1964 2 3 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 77th pick / 1986
35 Carl Byrum 25 rb 15 1 232 6-0 Miss. Valley St. 6/29/1963 2 1 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 111th pick / 1986
20 Sherman Cocroft 27 13 0 195 6-1 San Jose St. 8/29/1961 3 1
58 Shane Conlan* 24 LILB 13 13 235 6-3 Penn St. 3/4/1964 1 11 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 8th pick / 1987
21 Wayne Davis 25 db 16 3 175 5-11 Indiana St. 6/17/1963 3 3 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 39th pick / 1985
70 Joe Devlin 34 RT 16 16 261 6-5 Iowa 2/23/1954 12 7 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1976
45 Dwight Drane 26 db 16 4 200 6-1 Oklahoma 5/6/1962 2 2 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1984 Supp
53 Tom Erlandson 22 4 0 220 6-1 Washington 6/19/1966 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 316th pick / 1988
99 Hal Garner 26 lb 12 1 228 6-4 Utah St. 1/18/1962 3 1 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1985
59 Don Graham 24 10 0 244 6-2 Penn St. 1/31/1964 1 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 84th pick / 1987
49 John Hagy 23 3 0 190 5-11 Texas 12/9/1965 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 204th pick / 1988
33 Ronnie Harmon 24 rb 16 1 200 5-11 Iowa 5/7/1964 2 6 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1986
71 Dale Hellestrae 26 t 16 2 282 6-5 SMU 7/11/1962 3 2 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 112th pick / 1985
67 Kent Hull* 27 C 16 16 284 6-5 Mississippi St. 1/13/1961 2 12
47 Kirby Jackson 23 8 0 179 5-10 Mississippi St. 2/2/1965 1 1 New York Jets / 5th / 129th pick / 1987
80 Flip Johnson 25 PR 11 0 185 5-10 McNeese St. 7/13/1963 Rook 2
86 Trumaine Johnson 28 WR 16 10 196 6-1 Grambling St. 11/16/1960 3 5 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 141st pick / 1983
12 Jim Kelly* 28 QB 16 16 217 6-3 Miami (FL) 2/14/1960 2 13 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1983
38 Mark Kelso 25 FS 16 16 181 5-11 William & Mary 7/23/1963 2 9 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 261st pick / 1985
4 John Kidd 27 P 16 0 210 6-3 Northwestern 8/22/1961 4 2 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 128th pick / 1984
Adam Lingner 28 16 0 268 6-4 Illinois 11/2/1960 5 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 231st pick / 1983
84 Keith McKeller 24 12 0 240 6-6 Jacksonville St. 7/9/1964 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 227th pick / 1987
88 Pete Metzelaars 28 TE 16 16 254 6-7 Wabash 5/24/1960 6 4 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 75th pick / 1982
25 Roland Mitchell 24 3 0 195 5-11 Texas Tech 3/15/1964 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1987
39 Jamie Mueller 24 FB 15 15 225 6-1 Benedictine 10/4/1964 1 3 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 78th pick / 1987
11 Scott Norwood*+ 28 K 16 0 207 6-0 James Madison 7/17/1960 3 6
37 Nate Odomes 23 RCB 16 16 188 5-9 Wisconsin 8/25/1965 1 7 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1987
94 Mark Pike 25 16 0 272 6-4 Georgia Tech 12/27/1963 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 178th pick / 1986
79 Dean Prater 30 4 0 225 6-5 Oklahoma St. 9/28/1958 6 0 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 271st pick / 1981
97 Scott Radecic 26 lb 16 3 243 6-3 Penn St. 6/14/1962 4 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 34th pick / 1984
83 Andre Reed* 24 WR 15 14 190 6-2 Kutztown Pennsylvania 1/29/1964 3 10 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 86th pick / 1985
14 Frank Reich 27 3 0 210 6-4 Maryland 12/4/1961 3 0 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1985
40 Robb Riddick 31 15 0 195 6-0 Millersville 4/26/1957 7 6 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 241st pick / 1981
51 Jim Ritcher 30 LG 16 16 273 6-3 North Carolina St. 5/21/1958 8 7 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1980
87 Butch Rolle 24 16 0 242 6-3 Michigan St. 8/19/1964 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 180th pick / 1986
96 Leon Seals 24 rde 16 5 265 6-5 Jackson St. 1/30/1964 1 4 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 109th pick / 1987
76 Fred Smerlas* 31 NT 16 16 277 6-3 Boston Col. 4/8/1957 9 10 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1979
78 Bruce Smith*+ 25 RDE 12 12 262 6-4 Virginia Tech 6/18/1963 3 14 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1985
46 Leonard Smith 28 SS 13 12 200 5-11 McNeese St. 9/2/1960 5 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1983
72 Art Still 33 LDE 15 15 253 6-7 Kentucky 12/5/1955 10 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1978
56 Darryl Talley 28 ROLB 16 15 235 6-4 West Virginia 7/10/1960 5 7 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 39th pick / 1983
89 Steve Tasker 26 14 0 185 5-9 Northwestern 4/10/1962 3 0 Houston Oilers / 9th / 226th pick / 1985
34 Thurman Thomas 22 RB 15 15 200 5-10 Oklahoma St. 5/16/1966 Rook 9 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 40th pick / 1988
62 Mark Traynowicz 26 4 0 277 6-5 Nebraska 11/20/1962 3 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1985
22 Erroll Tucker 24 KR 9 0 169 5-8 Utah 7/6/1964 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 122nd pick / 1986
65 Tim Vogler 32 RG 10 10 259 6-3 Ohio St. 10/2/1956 9 5
73 Will Wolford 24 LT 16 16 294 6-5 Vanderbilt 5/18/1964 2 7 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 20th pick / 1986
91 Jeff Wright 25 15 0 274 6-2 Tulsa,Central Missouri St. 6/13/1963 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 213th pick / 1988
Team Total 26.1 16 228.6 6-2.0 2.9