By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist
61. Kenneth Davis – Signed by the Bills in 1989
It’s not an easy role to be the backup to one of the greatest running backs in pro football history. Not only did Kenneth Davis fill that role for six years – he thrived in it.
Davis was a second-round draft choice of the Packers in 1986, and led the team in rushing in his rookie season. But soon he fell out of favor in Green Bay, and was one of the first free agents ever signed by the Bills as rules involving player mobility started to loosen.
Yes, it was tough to get playing time with Thurman Thomas around. But Davis took advantages of his opportunities. In 1991, he ran for a career-high 624 yards. The 1992 season might have been even better all-around for Davis, as he ran for 613 yards, caught 15 passes and scored six touchdowns. Kenneth also replaced Thomas after an injury and scored the first Buffalo touchdown in the Bills’ famous comeback win over the Oilers. He retired in 1995.
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