Sunday, February 28, 2016

1977 Profile: Bud Tice

"Joining the Bills' training staff this year is Bud Tice, who fills the vacancy created when Bob Reese departed to become head trainer of the New York Jets. Tice, 31, worked for the past two seasons as football trainer at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.
A native of Hart, Michigan, Tice is a 1968 graduate of Indiana State University. He began his training career as an undergraduate there and, after a two-year interruption for military service in Vietnam, won his Master's degree from Eastern Michigan in 1970. Tice was head trainer at Northwest Missouri State University just prior just prior to accepting his position at West Virginia."

-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-Radio-TV Yearbook

Friday, February 19, 2016

1977 Profile: Eddie Abramoski

"Since their formation in 1960, the Buffalo Bills have had only one trainer- Eddie Abramoski. An outstanding high school guard in his hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania, Abramoski went to Purdue on a football scholarship. A back injury, which required surgery, wrote an early end to his playing career and led to an interest in becoming an athletic trainer.
Following graduation, Eddie landed his first training job at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He later moved to the University of Detroit as head trainer. While in Detroit, he moonlighted as a trainer with the Lions. He struck up an acquaintance with Detroit assistant coach Buster Ramsey, who took Abe with him to Buffalo when he was named the first head coach of the Bills in 1960."

-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-TV-Radio Yearbook

Sunday, February 14, 2016

1977 Profile: Tom Sherman

College Scout
"Former Penn State quarterback Tom Sherman, who played briefly for the Bills during the 1969 season, takes over the college scouting position left vacant by Stew Barber's promotion to assistant general manager. Sherman, 32, spent the 1976 season as starting quarterback for the CFL Calgary Stampeders.
As a Penn State senior, Sherman was one of the NCAA's total offense leaders and was voted MVP of the 1967 Gator Bowl. He was signed as a free agent by the Boston Patriots and started the Pats' final seven games of 1968, completing 90 passes for 1,199 yards and 12 touchdowns. Picked by the Bills on waivers late in 1969, he appeared in one game for Buffalo (San Diego) and threw a touchdown pass.
Sherman joined the ACFL Hartford Knights in 1970 after receiving his release from the Bills. He played four seasons in Hartford, helping the Knights to the 1972 ACFL championship. Signed by the WFL New York Stars in 1974, he spent two seasons in the World League, moving to Charlotte with the franchise before it finally folded."

-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-TV-Radio Guide

Sunday, February 7, 2016

1977 Profile: Elbert Dubenion

College Scout
"The Bills' career leader in every pass receiving category is Elbert 'Golden Wheels' Dubenion, one of the most popular players ever to wear a Buffalo uniform. Dubenion, a member of the 1960 club, retired as a player midway through the 1968 season to accept a full-time position with the scouting department. He was the last remaining member of the original Bills.
In his eight seasons as a player, Dubenion caught 296 passes for 5,304 yards and 35 touchdowns. All are Buffalo lifetime highs as are his marks of touchdown receptions in five consecutive games and pass receptions in 42 straight appearances. Duby is third in the all-time standings in Bills' career scoring but ranks as the club's leader in touchdowns with 39.
A Little All-America at Bluffton College in 1958, Dubenion set a school record with 53 touchdowns in his four varsity seasons. He signed with the Browns in 1959 but was injured at the College All-Star camp. He was an instant success with the fledgling Bills in 1960, winning MVP honors his first season."

-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-Radio-TV Yearbook