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.
After every 10 numbers, a Sylvester & Peck On Sports podcast will feature Budd Bailey and the guys reacting to the selection.
Jim Ritcher, Bills. He came out of North Carolina State as an All-American center, and was Buffalo’s top pick in 1980. Jim stayed through 1993, moving to guard along the way. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Others: Brian Campbell, Sabres; John Tracey, Bills; Shawn Williams, Bandits.
Missed any of the previous numbers from 99 to 52? Visit the Buffalo Sports By The Numbers section on the home page.