by Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist

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.

After every 10 numbers, a Sylvester & Peck On Sports podcast will feature Budd Bailey and the guys reacting to the selection.


Pat Williams, Bills. He was undrafted coming out of Texas A&M, and it took some time to figure pro football out. But by 2001, his fifth year, he was ready to claim a starting job. Williams held it for four seasons, and then jumped to the Vikings as a free agent. Others: Doug Gilmour, Sabres; Bobby DiNunzio, Blizzard; Anthony Malcom, Bandits.

#94: Aaron Schobel

#95: Kyle Williams

#96: Leon Seals

#97: Cornelius Bennett

#98: Ron Edwards

#99: Marcell Dareus


Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has been involved in almost every aspect of the local sports scene for the last 40 years. He worked for WEBR Radio, the Buffalo Sabres' public relations department and The Buffalo News during that time. In that time he covered virtually every aspect of the area's sports world, from high schools to the Bills and Sabres and everything in between. Along the way, Budd served as a play-by-play announcer for the Bisons, an analyst for the Stallions, and a talk-show host. He won the National Lacrosse League's Tom Borrelli Award as the media personality of the year in 2011, and was a finalist for that same award in 2017. Budd's seventh and eighth books, one on the Transcontinental Railroad and the other about Ichiro Suzuki, are scheduled to be released in the fall.

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