By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page
Glenn Bass – Signed by the Bills in 1961
Glenn Bass took an unusual route to Buffalo, in that he had a brief stop in San Diego. He came out of East Carolina, and was picked by the Chargers in the 21st round of the American Football League draft. Bass didn’t make the San Diego roster, but he wound up on the Bills’ roster in 1961.
The wide receiver was always fast; he had a time of 9.5 seconds for the 100-yard dash. Bass went straight into the starting lineup, and caught 50 passes for 765 yards. He also averaged almost 10 yards per punt return that season. Bass was a Bill for six years, and he was a key part of the 1964 championship squad. The wide receiver averaged more than 20 yards per catch that season. Injuries limited his contributions during that time period.
Bass was the “other guy” that the Bills sent to the Raiders in what became known as the Daryle Lamonica trade. He never played in Oakland, and spent two years playing for the Oilers in 1967-68. Bass won two AFL titles in his career, and saw his teams qualify for the playoffs in four of the eight years of his career.
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