The Buffalo Bills All-Time Team Just Announced
Today the Buffalo Bills All-Time Team was announced by long-time Bills play-by-play announcer Van Miller at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
The announcement coincides with the rest of the festive activities being held held at today's season ticket holder draft day party.
The Buffalo Bills have reported an excellent crowd at the Ralph today, as QB Jim Kelly was announced as the first member of the All-Time team.
Fans voted on BuffaloBills.com via an online ballot.
Here are the selections you made, fans, for the Buffalo Bills All-Time team.
QB Jim Kelly
Famed QB Jim Kelly was the first Buffalo Bill to be announced to the Bills' All-Time team.
Drafted in 1983, Jim Kelly contributed immensely to the success of the Buffalo Bills during the late 80's and early 90's.
Kelly was perhaps best known for the Bills "K-Gun" no-huddle offense, which denied opposing defenses the opportunity to make timely substitutions.
Kelly holds the all-time NFL record for most yards gained per completion in a single game and recorded an NFL best 101.2 passer rating in 1990.
Punter Brian Moormon
Brian Moorman was said to have received the loudest cheer of the All-Time team members as he was introduced to Buffalo Bills season ticket holders.
Moorman is a two-time Pro-Bowl selection for the Bills, and has an incredible fan following, his fans called the "Moormonators".
He is an incredibly athletic punter, and a great selection to the Bills' All-Time team.
Bills Safety George Saimes: All-Time Team
Safety George Saimes has been named to the Buffalo Bills All-Time team.
Saimes was an all-time running back at Michigan State. He was an important part of the Bills defense until 1970.
Today Saimes works with the Houston Texans.
Kicker Steve Christie
Placekicker Steve Christie played with the Buffalo Bills from 1992-2002. With the Bills, he would become one of the NFL's best kickers. In 1993, Christie set a Bills record by kicking a 59-yard field goal in a regular season game. It was only four yards short of the all-time NFL record.
Christie has nine game-winning field goals, a title he shares with former NFL placekicker Jim Breech.
In the 90's, Christie was clutch. Today he does color commentary for the UB Bulls football team.
RB Thurman Thomas
Thurman Thomas is a definite fan favorite.
In 1991, Thomas became the NFL MVP. He's a five-time Pro Bowler, and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Bills Wall of Fame.
Thomas had 12,074 rushing yards and 88 touchdowns during his career.
WR James Lofton: Bills All-Time Team
I know I voted for him.
Lofton was a deep-threat wide receiver, possessing both speed and great hands. He was named the NFL's rookie of the year while playing for the Green Bay Packers.
Lofton was selected to eight Pro Bowls, one while at Buffalo. He retired with a career total 14,004 yards.
WR Eric Moulds: All-Time team
Eric Moulds, the 24th overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft, was an excellent pick by the Buffalo Bills.
In 1998, Moulds led all AFC receivers with 1,368 yards. He was selected to three Pro Bowls, but slowly declined after stardom until retiring in 2006.
No matter what happened after being a member of the Bills, Moulds was a key member in Buffalo's lineup during his prime.
WR Andre Reed: Bills All-Time Team
From 1985 to 1995, #83 was a crucial part of the Buffalo Bills team. He is first among WR on the Buffalo Bills with career receptions, yardage, and touchdowns.
He was selected to seven Pro Bowls and is a member of the Bills Wall of Fame.
Tight End Pete Metzelaars: Bills All-Time team
Metzelaars has caught more passes than any Bills tight end. He stands 3rd on the Bills all-time list of pass receptions. In 1986, when Jim Kelly arrived, he became an important weapon in the Bills offensive team.
Guard Ruben Brown: Bills All-Time Team
Brown was drafted 14 overall to the Bills in the 1995 NFL Draft. He played nine seasons for the Bills, and during this time was named to eight Pro-Bowls.
Brown currently co-hosts a weekly television show in Buffalo, NY.
OL Joe Lamielleure: Bills All-Time Team
Lamielleure was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 1973 NFL Draft. In 1973 the Buffalo Bills rushing offense led the NFL in yards, yards per carry, and rushing touchdowns.
DeLamielleure was perhaps the central figure in the "Electric Company," the Bills' offensive line that paved the way for O.J. Simpson to rush for 2,003 yards in 1973.
OL Kent Hull: Bills All-Time team
Kent Hull, now a member of the Bills All-Time team, was a three-time Pro Bowler. He is also on the Bills Wall of Fame.
Guard Jim Ritcher: Bills All-Time Team
Ritcher was a two-time Pro Bowler as a member of the Buffalo Bills. He is a member of the Bills Wall of Fame and started in all four Super Bowls with the Bills.
He faithfully played with the Bills for 14 seasons, and finished his career with the Atlanta Falcons.
Guard Billy Shaw
Billy Shaw is an eight-time Pro Bowler, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and a member of the Bills 25th anniversary team.
He started 119 games with the Bills and is a member of the Bills Wall of Fame.
Last But Not Least: Steve Tasker
Steve Tasker, who helped announce the Bills All-Defense Team, played for the Bills from 1986-1997.
Although Tasker could ahem, multi-task, playing wide-receiver, running back, kick returner, and special teams.
He is most noted for his work on special teams, and was a beloved player for Bills fans.
Today he's a CBS Broadcaster.
Thank You For Viewing the All-Time Team
Thanks to the fans, the Bills All-Time Team has been chosen.
Hope you enjoyed it.