Feb 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Former NFL player Andre Reed signs autographs during the Taste of the NFL at the New Orleans Convention Center prior to the Super Bowl XLVII. The Taste of the NFL is a non-profit organization dedicated to kicking hunger in America by rallying the country’s best chefs and the NFL’s greatest to support hunger relief. Over the past 22 years, the Taste of the NFL has distributed more than $14 million to food banks through its national Super Bowl event called “The Party with a Purpose”. Additional funds are raised through local events held with teams in many NFL markets throughout the year. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Who’s Your All-Time Favorite Bill?

With all of us anxiously awaiting the start of training camp and the regular season I wanted to go in a different direction. As we wait for the battles throughout camp and find out who everyone is rooting for I wanted to find out what Bill is fans all-time favorite? For me it’s the Bills all-time leader in receiving Andre Reed.

Reed was drafted by the Bills back in the 1985 draft. He was taken in the fourth round (86th overall) from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. From his first season with the Bills he started to contribute and didn’t look back throughout his career. During his time with the Bills Reed built a good friendship with quarterback Jim Kelly and became a deadly option for the Bills offense. One of Reed’s best games was also a game that many people know of the comeback game against the Houston Oilers. Down 35-3 at halftime the Bills were believed to be out of the game until they started their comeback. The game ultimately had the Bills coming out on top 41-38. Reed’s performance in the second half was what his team needed and it help greatly. He had three touchdown receptions in the second half and finished with 136 yards receiving. When basically his all NFL career with the Bills came to an end (one season 2000 Denver/Washington) he had put up stats like this: 160gp, 951 receptions, 13198 yards receiving, 13.9 yards a catch and 87 touchdowns. Let’s not forget he was selected to the Pro Bowl in seven consecutive years 1988-1994, went to the Super Bowl four years in a row with the Bills 1991-1994 and selected to the Bills Wall of Fame in 2006

Since his career came to an end Reed is still heard from in the Buffalo area. He has been here on multiple occasions for things like Bills games to meet and greet with fans and also some of Jim Kelly’s functions with Hunter Hope most notably the celebrity golf tournament. Reed in 2010 has also started The Andre Reed Foundation and it was established to help underprivileged children reach their full potential and become contributors in their own communities. He also holds a celebrity golf classic yearly for his foundation.

Reed now is awaiting his call from the NFL Hall of Fame. He has been shutout so far but has made it to the last round of voting multiple times. Lastly he has recently taken a job with the Kansas City with their receivers and will work with Andy Reid.

There you have my favorite all-time Bills player and a little about him. Anyone else have Reed as a favorite? Who is your favorite?

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  • B.I.G.

    Andre Reed, # 83 in your program and #1 in the hearts of Buffalo fans – without question or comparison my favorite Buffalo Bill of all time for all the reasons stated above !

  • James Kriger

    I really miss Takeo Spikes and his Taco Bell commercials, but my favorite Bill of all time has to be Bruce Smith.

  • John

    Yea Bruce is in my top three along with Kent Hull.

  • John

    Definitely one of the best in Bills history. Don’t know if we’ll see a receiver like him for a long time.

  • knightindentedarmor

    My all-time favorite Bill (and my idol growing up) was/is Tom Sestak.

    It’s a shame that younger Bills fans never had a chance to see Tom Sestak play and that, because his career was cut short by injuries, he is under-appreciated by the media–many of whom also never saw him play.

    A humble, soft-spoken 17th Round draft pick out of McNeese St. (La.), Sestak was the centerpiece and cornerstone of the Bills defense in their AFL championship years. Before leg injuries (most of which today’s players are able to recover from thanks to medical advances, but which were career-enders in that era) prematurely ended his career, Sestak was an absolutely dominant DT. So dominant that he was named to the All-AFL team when the league merged with the NFL. As good as he was against the run, he was an absolutely fearsome pass rusher on the inside and a game-changing play-maker. Butch Byrd was an excellent cornerback who still holds the Bills record for interceptions. One of the reasons that Byrd was able to intercept as many passes as he did was the relentless pressure that Sestak and his line-mates (who weren’t too shabby) were able to put on opposing QBs.

    Ask any Bills fan who was able to see Tom Sestak during the height of his career and they will tell you that he was as good as any defensive player who has ever played for the Bills, including Bruce Smith and Cornelius Bennett. And, while very quiet, he was also as nice a person off-the-field as you could ever want to meet. He and Paul Macguire ran a restaurant in Orchard Park not far from where Ralph Wilson Stadium was built for many years.

  • Joseph Mitchell

    I was a huge Joe Ferguson fan growing up.Jim Kelly became my all time favorite.

  • coug56

    Bruce Smith is my favorite football player off all time, let alone my favorite member of the Bills.

  • Icon Oclast

    Agreed. Me, my brother and a friend met him in the mall when I was 13 (give or take), and even though we were just 3 young little bad ass kids he seemed to genuinely appreciate us bothering him for his autograph. He was a star athlete without the star ego.

  • Frank White

    When I think of my favorite Bill I have to go back to the ones I grew up with, the ones that continually won the AFC. That quarterback of that team was Jim Kelly he’s my favorite Bill.