"His coaches claim that there's not a defensive tackle in the league who can stem the tremendous blocking drive of Bill Shaw, a guard who can spring forward with the snap of a sprinter. He's among the most versatile in the AFL and is strong enough to make it as a defensive end, a position he may be forced to take over this year.
Born in Natchez, Mississippi, Shaw earned an All-American reputation at Georgia Tech as a defensive performer."
-Don Schiffer, Pro Football 1963
"Billy has all the requisites for a star pro lineman, and in two years with the Bills that's just what he has become.
He had the problem of making the transition from tackle, where he had gained All-American attention at Georgia Tech, to guard, where his speed is essential in pulling out to lead the plays. He could be just as effective as a defensive operator at end, but blockers of his size and aggressive nature are just too hard to find."
-1963 Fleer No. 28