"The Bills' most honored lineman in 1975, Joe earned All-Pro first team selection honors from the Associated Press, Football News, Pro Football Weekly and the Pro Football Writers. He was also a first team All-AFC choice of UPI, the Associated Press and Pro Football Weekly. Along with O.J. Simpson, Joe represented the Bills in the 1976 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl.
He has started every regular season game since joining the Bills three years ago and has developed into one of the best all-around guards in the NFL today. Named to the NFL All-Rookie team by UPI in 1973, Joe was one of two number one draft choices in 1973.
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 spent one winter working with a sheriff's department. Last winter he worked for a local bank and was Honorary Chairman for the Ivan Heart Fund drive. Handball and basketball are his favorite spare time pursuits. Joe comes from a family of 10 children."
-Buffalo Bills 1976 Yearbook