Friday, December 4, 2015

1976 Profile: Dave Foley

Offensive Tackle
No. 78
Ohio State
"Foley enjoyed probably his finest year in 1975 when he reported to training camp at the lightest weight (247) of his career. He has been a regular member of the Bills' offensive line for four seasons and has started every regular season game for the past three years.
Consistency and run blocking are his strong points, yet he vastly improved as a pass blocker in 1975. Dave was picked as a member of the AFC Pro Bowl squad in 1974.
He reached Buffalo on waivers from the Jets just prior to the beginning of the 1972 season and was a starter in 12 games in his first year with the Bills. A number one draft pick of the Jets in 1969 and a regular there in 1970, Dave injured a knee against Buffalo as a rookie and has had knee surgery.
Foley was an All-America and an All-Big Ten tackle on Ohio State's 1968 National Champions when the Buckeyes defeated USC, led by O.J. Simpson, in the 1969 Rose Bowl game. An Academic All-America choice, he won three OSU letters in track and played in the College All-Star Game against the New York Jets.
Dave earned his B.S. in industrial engineering and worked during the off-season as a life insurance agent. He donated his off-season speaking fees to the Springfield, Ohio YMCA for the purchase of a Nautilus machine. His hobbies include handball, fishing and golf."

-Buffalo Bills 1976 Yearbook

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