A couple of days ago, we asked a trivia question regarding the 1972 and 1973 player of the year. Yes, a Buffalo player won back to back years. Who was it?
Answer: O.J. Simpson.
Simpson was awarded the player of the year both in ’72 and ’73.
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Now on to the next couple of facts for the Buffalo Bills and their history…
Did You Know?
– Over the course of the 1964 and 1965 seasons, the Buffalo Bills had a streak of 17 consecutive games without allowing a rushing touchdown.
- In 1973, O.J. Simpson would set the league record for rushing yards in a season (later broken by Eric Dickerson) when he rushed for over 2,000 yards.
- When Jim Kelly was elected to the Pro Football Hall-of-Fame after a stellar career with the Buffalo Bills, he became the first former USFL player to be inducted.
- Former Quarterback Jim Kelly is the all-time career Touchdown record holder in the USFL with 83 Touchdowns in three years of play.
- Though drafted in the 1983 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, Quarterback Jim Kelly would not play for the Bill until 1986 because of his time in the USFL.