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.

#92

Dhane Smith, Bandits. Buffalo hasn’t had that many Most Valuable Players on its teams’ rosters over the years. Smith is on the short list, earning that honor for his spectacular 2016 season. Dhane broke a variety of team and league records for scoring that season. He was a top draft pick in 2012. Others: Ted Washington, Bills; Ryan Denney, Bills.

#93 Pat Williams

#94 Aaron Schobel

#95 Kyle Williams

#96 Leon Seals

#97 Cornelius Bennett

#98 Ron Edwards

#99 Marcell Dareus

 

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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