By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist

Paul Guidry of the Bills

Taken in Round 8 in 1966.

Other picks in the round: Doug Buffone went in the pick before Guidry at No. 73 to the Chargers. The linebacker signed with the Bears, and 186 games in the pros. Pete Lammons was a tight end for the Jets in their Super Bowl championship team of 1968.

The details: Guidry sadly got to see a lot of losing football. He arrived in 1966, when he had a reserve role at linebacker on a team that reached the AFL championship game. But the Bills went straight downhill after that. Paul was a starter in Buffalo through 1972, and finished his career in Houston the following year.

Other 73s: Preston Brown moved right into the Bills starting lineup in 2014 and stayed there for four seasons. Then he moved on to Cincinnati and Oakland in 2018-19. John Kimbrough (1977) only lasted one season in Buffalo, catching 16 passes.

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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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