Thursday, May 19, 2016

1977 Profile: Dave Foley

Offensive Tackle
No. 78
Ohio State
"Foley has put together two very strong, consistent seasons as the Bills' starting left tackle. He has been a regular member of the Bills' offensive line for five seasons and has started every game for the past four years. An exceptionally strong, driving run blocker, Dave has worked hard to improve his pass blocking. He 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 started 12 games that year. A number one draft pick of the Jets in 1969 and a regular there in 1970, he injured a knee against Buffalo as a rookie.
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 played in the College All-Star Game against the New York Jets. Dave also won three OSU letters in track.
He earned his B.S. in industrial engineering. Dave works in the off-season as a life insurance agent and also owns and runs a big farm in Ohio. Active in many Ohio State alumni affairs, 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 1977 Press-Radio-TV Yearbook

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