"Joe started every game as a rookie, played opposite All-Pro Reggie McKenzie and improved with every outing. One of the Bills' two number one draft choices in 1973, he was named to the NFL All-Rookie team by UPI. Intelligent with good size and strength, Joe will be even better with a year's experience.
Joe was an offensive guard and a tackle for Duffy Daugherty at Michigan State. He was three times an All-Big 10 choice and made the All-America team as a senior. Selected UPI Lineman of the Week following the 1972 Michigan State-Purdue game, Joe earned invitations to the North-South Shrine game and the Senior Bowl.
Joe's Michigan State major was criminal justice and he hopes to work in the area of juvenile probation. He was employed during the off-season by the Erie County Sheriff's Department. Joe played with the Buffalo Pros during the winter and handball and basketball are his favorite pastimes. Joe comes from a family of 10 children."
-Buffalo Bills 1974 Yearbook