By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist

Trey Teague – Signed by the Bills in 2002

The full name of this player was Fred Everette Teague III. Trey must have been much easier for everyone.

Teague played college football at Tennessee, where he served as one of the linemen protecting future great Peyton Manning. Trey’s pro career got off to a great start in 1999, after he was a seventh-round pick of the Denver Broncos. Teague saw some playing time that season, and his team went on to win the Super Bowl. The offensive lineman started all 16 games for the Broncos in 2001, and then became a free agent.

The Bills moved quickly to sign him, and Teague moved quickly into the starting lineup. Buffalo decided he’d be a better fit at center, and that’s where he spent his four years as a Bill. He played 60 games with Buffalo, and was a starter in every one.

From there, Teague signed with the New York Jets, but never played a game there. He retired from the NFL in 2007.

Let’s go way back to his college days.

(Follow Budd on Twitter @WDX2BB)

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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