"Cornell earned his first start as an outside linebacker at Miami, holding on to a regular defensive position until the end of the season. The switch to a four linebacker alignment gave him a starting opportunity. Bo was elected by his teammates as the permanent captain of the 1974 special teams.
He moved from running back to linebacker midway through the 1973 campaign. A second round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 1971, the Bills gave up a draft choice to acquire Bo in May of '73. He had four carries for 13 yards [that year] but has made an excellent transition from offense to defense.
Cornell was a fullback at the University of Washington and a college teammate of Bills center Bruce Jarvis. He was chosen second team All-Coast and All-Pacific 8 Conference and was an honorable mention All-America. His postseason appearances included the East-West Shrine game and the Coaches All-America Game.
An economics major at Washington, skiing is one of Bo's hobbies."
-Buffalo Bills 1975 Yearbook