By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page

Glenn Bass – Signed by the Bills in 1961

Glenn Bass took an unusual route to Buffalo, in that he had a brief stop in San Diego. He came out of East Carolina, and was picked by the Chargers in the 21st round of the American Football League draft. Bass didn’t make the San Diego roster, but he wound up on the Bills’ roster in 1961.

The wide receiver was always fast; he had a time of 9.5 seconds for the 100-yard dash. Bass went straight into the starting lineup, and caught 50 passes for 765 yards. He also averaged almost 10 yards per punt return that season.  Bass was a Bill for six years, and he was a key part of the 1964 championship squad. The wide receiver averaged more than 20 yards per catch that season. Injuries limited his contributions during that time period.

Bass was the “other guy” that the Bills sent to the Raiders in what became known as the Daryle Lamonica trade. He never played in Oakland, and spent two years playing for the Oilers in 1967-68. Bass won two AFL titles in his career, and saw his teams qualify for the playoffs in four of the eight years of his career.

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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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