Tuesday, June 6, 2017

1978 Profile: Tony Greene

Free Safety
No. 43
"It's not easy being Greene- the devil it isn't. Not if you're Tony Greene. The Bills' talented veteran leaves others green with envy the way he plays free safety.
He intercepted nine passes a year ago, matching his pro high and one behind the pro leader, Lyle Blackwood of Baltimore. Greene has 29 pass thefts over the last four seasons. A talented, versatile athlete, he has played cornerback and both safeties in his seven years with Buffalo.
Born in Bethesda, Maryland, Greene was a defensive back at Maryland and a 9.5 sprinter on the track team. A free agent- one more time?- signed by the Bills, he holds the club record with a 101-yard interception return, the NFL's longest in 1976."

-Dave Newhouse, The Complete Handbook of Pro Football, 1978 Edition

"Tony set a Bills' record with a 101-yard return for a touchdown against the Chiefs on October 3, 1976, the longest interception return of the year in the NFL. He has great speed.
Tony enjoys music and dancing."

-1978 Topps, No. 251

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