"From Iowa, the Bills rate him the best offensive lineman in the nation. He and Ken Jones, the Bills' second draft choice, were consensus All-Americans."
-John Devaney, Schenley Pro Football Guide 1976
"Devlin was a first team All-America selection of the Sporting News, an honorable mention UPI All-America and first team All-Big Ten in 1975. He was a three-year starter at Iowa, playing at both guard and tackle, and invited to the 1975 Blue-Grey Game.
Joe is a liberal arts major interested in conservation and forestry management. His brother, Robert, plays basketball at Maryland and another brother, Mark, plays football at Penn State. Joe's hobbies include hunting, camping, fishing, music and boxing."
-Buffalo Bills 1976 Yearbook