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.
Al Bemiller, Bills. After winning a national championship with Syracuse in 1959, Al joined the Bills in 1961. He stayed nine years, and never missed a game. Bemiller stayed in Western New York after retirement in a number of roles. Others: Ray Bentley, Bills; Jim Cheyunski, Bills; Sam Pellom, UB.
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