"Bob Reese's interest in athletic training dates from his high school days at Father Ryan High in Nashville, Tennessee. After one year as a member of the football squad, Bob became a student trainer and has been actively involved in the profession from that day to this. He worked with the training staff throughout his undergraduate career at Purdue, where he earned his B.S. in physical education in 1970.
Appointed head trainer at Boston College in 1970, Reese, then only 21 years old, was the youngest head trainer in the nation. Bob joined fellow Purdue alumnus Eddie Abramoski with the Bills in 1972."
-Buffalo Bills 1976 Yearbook