By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist
Tom Day – Signed by the Bills in 1960
It took Tom Day a few years to settle in the right spot at the right time as a football player. Once he did, he became a champion.
Day was an original draft choice of the Bills who signed with the St. Louis Cardinals instead in 1960. He lasted a year as a backup lineman there before he was released. The Bills still remembered him and signed him to an AFL contract. He spent two seasons as a guard before coach Lou Saban moved him to defensive end.
That made all the difference. “Tippy” – one of the most beloved characters in Bills history – became a part of two AFL champions in 1964 and 1965. He held his own on a superb defensive line that also included Tom Sestak and Ron McDole. Day was traded to San Diego for Keith Lincoln in 1967, but the North Carolina A&T product returned for one last season in 1968.
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