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.
Tom Sestak, Bills. He was a 17th-round pick by the Bills out of McNeese State, and found a home as a defensive tackle right away. Tom quickly became one of the most dominating defenders in the game. His career was cut short by a knee injury, and that’s why he’s not in the Hall of Fame: Others: Eric Wood, Bills; Joe Devlin, Bills; John Fina, Bills.
Bob Gaughan’s Numerology: This is the right call. This might be the best group of any number. Fina, Devlin and Wood were all solid players for the Bills. The Bills have had a nice player wear this number for most of their career. Every Bills fan should know 17th round out of McNeese State. Sestak was part of the All AFL team and as Budd says is a borderline Hall of Fame candidate.
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