By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist
Bobby Crockett of the Bills
Taken in Round 10 in 1966
Other pick in that round: The only player to participate in more NFL/AFL games than Crockett was Larry Cox of the Broncos.
The details: Crockett was an All-American at Arkansas, where he won a national championship in 1964. As a rookie, he was rushed into the starting lineup because of injuries at wide receiver. Bobby helped the Bills reach the AFL title game that season. A year later, Crockett tore ligaments in his knee in the first preseason game. He missed all of the 1967 season, and hung on as a reserve for the next two years. But Crockett was never the same after the injury. He retired and moved back to Arkansas, where he eventually bought and ran “Crockett’s Country Store” in Springdale.
Other 91s: Chuck Hurston took an odd route to and from Buffalo. The Bills drafted him in 1965 but waived him before the season. Kansas City claimed him, and the defensive end spent six seasons there. In 1971, the Chiefs let him go, and the Bills brought him back.