"Van Valkenberg came to the Bills from the Saints just prior to the season opener in 1973 and appeared in 13 games both as a running back and a special teams performer. He carried twice from scrimmage for 20 yards and caught a pass for seven yards. A sturdy, slashing runner, Pete was New Orleans' third round draft choice in 1973.
Pete was an All-Rockies running back for Brigham Young in 1972 and set eight school records including most points and touchdowns. He rushed for 2,392 yards in his varsity career- better than half that total during his senior season. The BYU football captain, Pete played in the Blue-Gray and Senior Bowl games."
-Buffalo Bills 1974 Yearbook