Posts Tagged ‘Pro Football Hall of Fame’

Bill Polian Selected for Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Saturday, January 31st, 2015
A 2012 inductee into the Bills Wall of Fame, Bill Polian will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

A 2012 inductee into the Bills Wall of Fame, Bill Polian will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Six members of the Buffalo Bills’ Super Bowl teams from the early 1990s—quarterback Jim Kelly, running back Thurman Thomas, wide receivers Andre Reed and James Lofton, defensive end Bruce Smith and coach Marv Levy—have all been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Later this year, they will be joined in Canton by the man who helped bring them all together.

Bill Polian, who was the Bills’ pro personnel director from 1984-85 and their general manager from 1986-92, will be one of eight members of the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015, which was announced Saturday. He is one of the first two Hall of Famers, along with former Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf, to be inducted through the Hall of Fame’s new category for contributors who did not play or coach the game.

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Another Trip to Canton? Bill Polian’s Wait for the Pro Football Hall of Fame May Not Be Long

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
(Bill Wippert/AP)

Bill Polian’s HOF chances have increased significantly thanks to a new contributor category. (Bill Wippert/AP)

BBD Assistant Editor: Ryan Talbot

Buffalo Bills fans may not have to wait long to return to Canton. Former Bills general manager Bill Polian’s chances of making the Pro Football Hall of Fame improved greatly for 2015 when it was announced Aug. 6 that the Hall of Fame was adding a contributor category for nomination starting next year.

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HOF Enshrinement Completes a Journey for Andre Reed

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Legendary Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Sunday night. (Photo: Kirby Lee — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Andre Reed’s nine-year wait to join the most prestigious club in football officially came to an end Saturday night, when the legendary NFL wide receiver was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
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Andre Reed Ready for Emotional Hall of Fame Enshrinement

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Andre Reed met with reporters Friday to discuss his upcoming Hall of Fame enshrinement. (Photo: Dan Hope — Buffalo Bills Draft)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

“My dad was a construction worker and my mom worked in a factory and I was just a little kid that never combed his hair that loved to play football and play sports.”

Andre Reed never dreamed as a kid that he would make it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. An Allentown, Pa. native who played his college football at Kutztown University in Division II, Reed wasn’t supposed to become one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history. But he always strived to make the most of his opportunities.

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Andre Reed Gets Selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014 Class

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. (Photo: Kevin Rivoli — The Associated Press)

BBD Assistant Editor: Ryan Talbot

Finally!

Andre Reed made Saturday’s final cut to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the 2014 class.

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