Saturday, December 31, 2016

1977 Rookie Profile: Mike Nelms

7th Round
"A two-year starter, Mike set a school record in 1975 with three interceptions in one game against Rice. He had five interceptions for 107 yards in 1975 and added an interception in 1976.
Nelms transferred from Sam Houston State where he won All-Conference honors. He played in the 1976 North-South Shrine Game in Detroit. He has high jumped 6-7.
An art and business communications major, Mike is interested in a radio and television career. He enjoys table tennis and photography."

-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-Radio-TV Yearbook

Monday, December 26, 2016

1977 Rookie Profile: Greg Morton

8th Round
"A three-year starter with the Wolverines, Morton was an All-Big Ten selection in 1975 and 1976 and an Honorable Mention selection of the Associated Press, United Press International and Football News in 1976. He was the second leading tackle on the Michigan squad last year with 131 tackles (77 unassisted) and was involved in 336 career tackles, including 22 sacks. With excellent quickness, Greg will be converted to linebacker.
Greg was a pre-law history major. He is interested in growing plants."

-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-Radio-TV Guide

Sunday, December 18, 2016

1977 Rookie Profile: John Kimbrough

Wide Receiver
3rd Round
St. Cloud State
"An Associated Press Second Team Little All-American and three-time All-Conference performer, Kimbrough led St. Cloud in receiving and scoring in 1975 and in receiving and kickoff returns in 1976. He caught 88 passes for 15 touchdowns and a 19.1-yard average in his final two college seasons. Kimbrough caught eight passes for 101 yards in the Senior Bowl and also played in the Blue-Grey Game.
He has been timed in 9.4 seconds in the 100-yard dash. He accounted for over 4,600 total yards in receiving and kick returns in his four-year career.
John was an recreation and special education major. His hobbies include swimming and fishing."

-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-Radio-TV Guide

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

1977 Rookie Profile: Nate Jackson

Running Back
11th Round
Tennessee State
"Jackson was a four-year regular at Tennessee State where he accumulated over 1,600 yards rushing and scored 12 touchdowns. His best season was 1976 when he rushed for 794 yards on 188 carries and scored four touchdowns.
Jackson is a hard runner with a style similar to Jim Braxton's."

-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-Radio-TV Guide

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

1977 Free Agent Profile: Willie Houston

Wide Receiver
Free Agent
Jackson State
"Houston was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys in 1974 and had a tryout with the Seattle Seahawks last year.
He transferred to Jackson State from North West."

-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-Radio-TV Yearbook

Friday, December 2, 2016

1977 Free Agent Profile: Thom Gossoms

Wide Receiver
Free Agent
"Gossoms played with Birmingham of the World Football League. He was a mass communications major at Auburn."

-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-Radio-TV Guide