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.
Joe DeLamielleure, Bills. The offensive lineman was an All-American at Michigan State, and went in the first round to Buffalo in the 1973 draft. “Joe D” stayed here through 1979, and then played for the Browns. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003. Others: Mike Williams, Bills; Langston Walker, Bills; Corbin Lacina, Bills.
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