By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist

No. 90 – Willie Ross of the Bills

Taken in Round 12 in 1964

Other pick in that round: Ross was taken two picks before Pete Gogolak by the Bills.

The details: The Bills outbid the Cardinals for Ross, a running back out of Nebraska where he was one of the Big Ten’s top rushers. He only played for the Bills in 1964, when he ran the ball four times for 14 yards. Ross might be best remembered for his roommates that season, as he shared an apartment with Cookie Gilchrist and Booker Edgerson.

Other 90s: Willie is in a class by himself. Ross is the only player ever taken by a Buffalo team in draft slot No. 90.

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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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