Friday, March 16, 2018

1979 Profile: Merv Krakau

No. 52
Iowa State
"Merv has been a consistently strong player for the Bills both as a starting linebacker and as a specialty teams player. He played in the 1972 Liberty Bowl.
One of Merv's hobbies is bowling."

1979 Topps No. 491

Saturday, March 3, 2018

1979 Profile: Mike Kadish

Defensive Tackle
No. 71
Notre Dame
"Mike was voted as the Bills' Most Valuable Player by his teammates for his performance during the 1977 campaign. He led all Buffalo defensive linemen that season with 117 tackles, third best on the defensive squad. Mike was the Bills' defensive leader in 1975 with 93 tackles and seven quarterback sacks.
An All-American at Notre Dame, Mike is the Bills' player representative."

-1979 Topps No. 87

Monday, February 19, 2018

1979 Profile: Dennis L. Johnson

Defensive Tackle
No. 75
"Acquired by the Bills from the Redskins prior to the 1978 campaign, Dennis proved to be a valuable member of the Buffalo defensive unit last season. He's a hard hitter.
Dennis was a Kodak Little All-American in 1972."

-1979 Topps No. 428

1979 Profile: Dennis D. Johnson

Running Back
No. 39
Mississippi State
"Another of the Bills' superb crop of 1978 rookies, Dennis proved to be a valuable member of the club's offensive unit. A second-team All-Southeastern Conference pick in 1976, he was sidelined part of 1977 due to a knee injury requiring surgery.
Dennis was a physical education major at Mississippi State."

-1979 Topps No. 216

Thursday, February 8, 2018

1979 Profile: Rusty Jackson

No. 4
"A three-year letterman at LSU where he placekicked as well as punted, Rusty had a long boot of 70 yards for the Bills in 1978. He made the All-Rookie team in 1976.
Rusty has worked as a consultant forester during the off-season."

-1979 Topps No. 449

Saturday, January 27, 2018

1979 Profile: Roland Hooks

Running Back
No. 25
North Carolina State
"Roland stepped into the limelight in spectacular fashion for the Bills. In his first starting assignment, November 6, 1977, he rushed for 155 yards on 27 carries to help the club to an upset victory over the Patriots.
Roland returned a kickoff 80 yards in his first varsity game at North Carolina State."

-1979 Topps No. 379

Thursday, January 11, 2018

1979 Profile: Tom Dempsey

Place Kicker
No. 6
Palomar JC
"Tom holds the [NFL] mark with a 63-yard field goal for the Saints in 1970. He has worked as the sports director for a radio station."

-1979 Topps No. 317