By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist

89. Chris Mohr – Signed by the Bills in 1991

It’s difficult for a punter to make much of an impact on a football team. He trots on the field, does his job, and departs for a while. At least the good ones hang around for a long period of time. Chris Mohr was a good one.

He was the punter at Alabama in college and was All-SEC as a senior. That led to him taking the job with Tampa Bay in 1989, as he was a sixth-round pick. But his average was under 40 yards per kick and he had two blocks, so the Bucs moved on. Mohr played for the Montreal Machine of the World League in 1990, and tried out for the Bills in 1991.

He became a constant for Buffalo. Mohr averaged more than 40 yards per kick for seven straight years, and stayed through 2000. He became the Bills’ all-time leader at that point in several punting categories. Mohr signed with the Falcons in 2001, and stayed there for four seasons. He came back to Buffalo in 2007 and signed a one-day contract to finish his career in Buffalo.

Chris in a nutshell:

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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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