By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist
Ervin Parker, Bills
Taken in Round 4 in 1980
Other picks in that round: Eric Hipple played 102 games at quarterback after he was taken by the Lions. Western New Yorkers might remember native son Bill Hurley, who played quarterback at Syracuse but was tried as a defensive back by the Steelers.
The details: Parker spent two seasons as a reserve for the Bills in 1980 and 1981 before taking a spot as a starter in 1982. That was the year the players went on strike in midseason, so he only played nine games. Parker was waived in 1984; he had tryouts with the Chargers and Seahawks but never played another game in the NFL.
Other 93s: Van Williams was a backup running back in the mid-1980s for the Bills. Trey Junkin spent a little more than one season in Buffalo as a linebacker before he was waived. But he did better elsewhere as a tight end and long snapper, playing a total of 19 seasons in the NFL.
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