by Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page
We are counting from 99 to 0 to determine who’s the best Buffalo athlete to wear each number. It’s Buffalo Sports By The Numbers here on Buffalo Sports Page.
We’ll have a new number and athlete every day this summer. Each story also includes reaction from the Buffalo Sports Page staff, and a way to catch up on numbers you’ve missed.
Jerry Ostroski, Bills. For a tenth-round draft choice, the offensive lineman worked out quite well. He played in 106 games over the course of 10 years, and started at guard, center and tackle along the way. A knee injury ended his career in 2001. Others: Kraig Urbik, Bills; Dave Behrman, Bills.
Paul Peck’s Digit Discussion: Jerry was a classic offensive lineman. Tough. Rough. A true blue-collar effort guy who got everything he could out of his talents. He was also a classic O-lineman because he was nasty and had a chip on his shoulder. I had a few run-ins with Jerry over the years based on something I had said about him or the rest of the line. Funny, went on to a career as a sports talk radio host in Tulsa, OK.
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