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1996 Buffalo Bills

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10-6-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.9, Offense: -1.0, Defense: 3.9, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 319 points (19.9/g), 15th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 266 points (16.6/g), 6th.
 Differential of 53 points (3.3/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 9.7-6.3.

Coach: Marv Levy (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Tom Bresnahan
 Defensive Coordinator: Wade Phillips
 Other Notable Asst.: Ted Cottrell (Linebackers)

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 36 10 13 222 for 379, 2,810 yards, 14 td, 19 int, & 19 rushes for 66 yards and 2 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1983
RB Thurman Thomas 30 8 15 281 rushes for 1,033 yards, 8 td, & 26 catches for 254 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 40th pick / 1988
WR Quinn Early 31 8 13 50 catches for 798 yards, 4 td, & 3 rushes for 39 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 60th pick / 1988
WR Andre Reed 32 11 16 66 catches for 1,036 yards, 6 td, & 8 rushes for 22 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 4th / 86th pick / 1985
TE Tony Cline 25 1 7 19 catches for 117 yards, 1 td Buffalo Bills / 4th / 131st pick / 1995
TE Lonnie Johnson 25 2 15 46 catches for 457 yards, 0 td Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 61st pick / 1994
LT John Fina 27 4 15 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 27th pick / 1992
LG Ruben Brown* 24 1 14 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1995
C Kent Hull 35 10 16 1 fumble recovered
RG Jerry Ostroski 26 2 16 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 271st pick / 1992
RT Glenn Parker 30 6 13 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 69th pick / 1990
 Defensive Starters
LDE Phil Hansen 28 5 16 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 54th pick / 1991
NT Ted Washington 28 5 16 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 25th pick / 1991
RDE Bruce Smith*+ 33 11 16 13.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1985
LOLB Bryce Paup* 28 6 11 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 6th / 159th pick / 1990
LILB Chris Spielman 31 8 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 29th pick / 1988
RILB Mark Maddox 28 4 14 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 249th pick / 1991
ROLB Sam Rogers 26 2 14 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 64th pick / 1994
LCB Jeff Burris 24 2 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 27th pick / 1994
RCB Thomas Smith 26 3 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 28th pick / 1993
SS Matt Stevens 23 Rook 11 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 87th pick / 1996
FS Kurt Schulz 28 4 15 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 7th / 195th pick / 1992
 Special Teams Starters
K Steve Christie 29 6 0 24 of 29 field goals & 33 of 33 extra points
P Chris Mohr 30 7 0 101 punts for a 41.5 average, 0 blocked Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 146th pick / 1989
PR Jeff Burris 24 2 15 27 punt returns for a 10.6 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 27th pick / 1994
KR Eric Moulds 23 Rook 5 52 kick returns for a 23.2 average and 1 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 24th pick / 1996

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
76 Ethan Albright 25 16 0 283 6-5 North Carolina 5/1/1971 1 1
45 Carey Bender 24 1 0 185 5-8 Coe College 1/28/1972 Rook 0
82 Chris Brantley 26 10 0 180 5-10 Rutgers 12/12/1970 2 0 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 108th pick / 1994
29 Jason Bratton 24 2 0 252 6-1 Grambling St. 10/19/1972 Rook 0
79 Ruben Brown* 24 LG 14 14 300 6-3 Pittsburgh 2/13/1972 1 8 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1995
22 Jeff Burris 24 LCB 15 15 190 6-0 Notre Dame 6/7/1972 2 9 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 27th pick / 1994
2 Steve Christie 29 K 16 0 195 6-0 William & Mary 11/13/1967 6 4
86 Tony Cline 25 TE 16 7 247 6-4 Stanford 11/24/1971 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 131st pick / 1995
15 Todd Collins 25 qb 7 3 225 6-4 Michigan 11/5/1971 1 2 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 45th pick / 1995
87 Rob Coons 27 16 0 249 6-5 Pittsburgh 9/18/1969 1 0
85 Russell Copeland 25 11 0 200 6-0 Memphis 11/14/1971 3 1 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 111th pick / 1993
57 Damien Covington 24 lb 9 2 236 5-11 North Carolina St. 12/4/1972 1 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 96th pick / 1995
88 Quinn Early 31 WR 16 13 190 6-0 Iowa 4/13/1965 8 6 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 60th pick / 1988
70 John Fina 27 LT 15 15 300 6-5 Arizona 3/11/1969 4 6 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 27th pick / 1992
90 Phil Hansen 28 LDE 16 16 278 6-5 North Dakota St. 5/20/1968 5 11 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 54th pick / 1991
44 Darick Holmes 25 rb 16 1 226 6-0 Portland St. 7/1/1971 1 4 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 244th pick / 1995
67 Kent Hull 35 C 16 16 284 6-5 Mississippi St. 1/13/1961 10 7
27 Ken Irvin 24 db 16 1 182 5-11 Memphis 7/11/1972 1 2 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 109th pick / 1995
31 Raymond Jackson 23 12 0 189 5-10 Colorado St. 2/17/1973 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 156th pick / 1996
77 Jim Jeffcoat 35 16 0 274 6-5 Arizona St. 4/1/1961 13 2 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 23rd pick / 1983
84 Lonnie Johnson 25 TE 16 15 240 6-3 Florida St. 2/14/1971 2 3 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 61st pick / 1994
20 Henry Jones 29 ss 5 5 197 5-11 Illinois 12/29/1967 5 3 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1991
12 Jim Kelly 36 QB 13 13 217 6-3 Miami (FL) 2/14/1960 10 7 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1983
46 Marlon Kerner 23 15 0 187 5-10 Ohio St. 3/18/1973 1 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 76th pick / 1995
68 Corbin Lacina 26 g 12 2 302 6-4 Augustana (SD) 11/2/1970 2 2 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 167th pick / 1993
72 Corey Louchiey 25 t 16 4 305 6-8 Tennessee,South Carolina 10/10/1971 1 3 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 98th pick / 1994
55 Mark Maddox 28 RILB 14 14 233 6-1 Northern Michigan 3/23/1968 4 7 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 249th pick / 1991
21 Emanuel Martin 27 db 16 1 184 5-11 Alabama St. 7/31/1969 3 3
9 Chris Mohr 30 P 16 0 215 6-5 Alabama 5/11/1966 7 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 146th pick / 1989
98 Sean Moran 23 16 0 275 6-4 Colorado St. 6/5/1973 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 120th pick / 1996
80 Eric Moulds 23 KR 16 5 210 6-2 Mississippi St. 7/17/1973 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 24th pick / 1996
99 Gabe Northern 22 lb 16 2 240 6-2 LSU 6/8/1974 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1996
60 Jerry Ostroski 26 RG 16 16 320 6-3 Tulsa 7/12/1970 2 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 271st pick / 1992
74 Glenn Parker 30 RT 14 13 305 6-5 Arizona 4/22/1966 6 6 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 69th pick / 1990
95 Bryce Paup* 28 LOLB 12 11 247 6-5 Northern Iowa 2/29/1968 6 9 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 159th pick / 1990
58 Marlo Perry 24 13 0 250 6-4 Jackson St. 8/25/1972 2 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 81st pick / 1994
94 Mark Pike 33 16 0 272 6-4 Georgia Tech 12/27/1963 9 1 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 178th pick / 1986
91 Shawn Price 26 15 0 290 6-4 Pacific 3/28/1970 3 1
83 Andre Reed 32 WR 16 16 190 6-2 Kutztown Pennsylvania 1/29/1964 11 8 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 86th pick / 1985
59 Sam Rogers 26 ROLB 14 14 245 6-3 Colorado 5/30/1970 2 8 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 64th pick / 1994
24 Kurt Schulz 28 FS 15 15 208 6-1 East. Washington 12/12/1968 4 9 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 195th pick / 1992
40 Eric Smedley 23 6 0 199 5-11 Indiana 7/23/1973 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 249th pick / 1996
78 Bruce Smith*+ 33 RDE 16 16 262 6-4 Virginia Tech 6/18/1963 11 21 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1985
28 Thomas Smith 26 RCB 16 16 188 5-11 North Carolina 12/5/1970 3 9 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 28th pick / 1993
54 Chris Spielman 31 LILB 16 16 247 6-0 Ohio St. 10/11/1965 8 11 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 29th pick / 1988
23 Matt Stevens 23 SS 13 11 205 6-0 Appalachian St. 6/14/1973 Rook 7 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 87th pick / 1996
89 Steve Tasker 34 wr 8 5 185 5-9 Northwestern 4/10/1962 11 3 Houston Oilers / 9th / 226th pick / 1985
34 Thurman Thomas 30 RB 15 15 200 5-10 Oklahoma St. 5/16/1966 8 7 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 40th pick / 1988
33 Tim Tindale 25 fb 14 3 220 5-10 West. Ontario 4/15/1971 1 0
10 Alex Van Pelt 26 1 0 220 6-1 Pittsburgh 5/1/1970 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 216th pick / 1993
92 Ted Washington 28 NT 16 16 365 6-5 Louisville 4/13/1968 5 11 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 25th pick / 1991
51 David White 26 lolb 16 5 235 6-2 Nebraska 2/27/1970 3 4
61 Dusty Zeigler 23 2 0 298 6-5 Notre Dame 9/27/1973 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 202nd pick / 1996
Team Total 26.9 16 238.1 6-1.9 3.6