Buffalo Bills History: Who Worn It – Number 10


Dec 1, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods (10) catches a pass during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Rogers Center. Falcons beat the Bills 34 to 31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

With a couple of days taken off due to the holiday weekend, we will pick up where we left off and look at those players in history that wore the number 10 for the Buffalo Bills.

To date there are 14 players that have donned the number 10 for the Bills starting in 1968.  Quarterback Dan Darragh played for the Bills during the 1968-1970 seasons.  These were his only seasons in the NFL.  He was selected in the 1968 draft in the 13th round.

The next player to wear number 10 was Spike Jones from 1971-1974.  Jones came into the league in the 1970 draft with the Houston Oilers.  He came to the Bills in ’71 and went to the Eagles in ’75 until ’77.

The number 10 was worn by two players at the same time during the years of 1972-1973.  The third overall player to wear number 10 was Leo Hart from ’72-’73.  Hart was a quarterback for the Bills during the ’72-’73 season.  Drafted by the Falcons in ’71.  He only played for 2 seasons.

1978 was the next time the number 10 was worn by a Buffalo Bill.  David Mays was a quarterback for the Bills during the 1978 season.  He was an undrafted free agent in 1974 and signed on with the Browns in 1976 before coming to the Bills.  He finished with a 55.4 quarterback rating and just less than 1000 yards passing.

David Humm, QB, was the 5th of 14 players to wear number 10.  He played for the Bills during the 1980 season.  Humm came into the league in 1975 with the Raiders.  H played until 1984 and finished his career with the Los Angeles Rams.

Matt Kofler followed Humm and wore number 10 in 1982-1984 for the Bills. Kofler was drafted by the Bills in 1982 and played until 1985 finishing with the Indianapolis Colts.

Quarterback Mark Miller wore number 10 for the Bills during the 1987 strike season.

Rick Tuten is the second punter to wear the number 10 for the Bills.  He was with the Bills during the 1990 season.  Tuten played most of his career with the Seattle Seahawks, 1991-1997.  He finished his career in 1999 with the St. Louis Rams.

Alex Van Pelt (AVP) is the next on the list of 14 to take number 10.  He played for the Bills from 1995-2003 and was a career backup for them.  He did start 8 games in 2001 before the trade for Drew Bledsoe and went 2-6 in those 8 games.

Number 10 went from one backup to another.  In the  2005-06 seasons Kelly Holcomb wore 10.  Holcomb did start half of the games in 2005 opposite J.P. Losman, who started the other half.  He did not start any in 2006.  Holcomb finished his career in 2007 with the Minnesota Vikings after being traded to them from the Eagles, who got him in a trade from the Bills with Takeo Spikes.  Buffalo got Darwin Walker and a conditional pick from the Eagles, with who they selected Steve Johnson.

Gibran Hamdan wore number 10 during the 2007-2009 seasons as a Bill.  Hamdan played for 8 teams in his career including the Toronto Argonauts which is where he finished his football career in 2010.

Levi Brown and kicker Brandon Coutu donned the number in 2010 and 2011 respectively.  They both only lasted for 1 season with the Bills.  Brown is currently in the CFL and has been since 2011 after being released by the Bills for a second time.  Coutu was Buffalo’s third kicker for the 2011 season.  He had one FG attempt and missed on New Years Day.  He was later released before the start of the following season.

Robert Woods is the most recent and current Bills player to tote the number 10.  Woods was drafted in the 2013 draft as the 41st overall pick.  Woods played 14 games in his first season with 40 receptions and 587 yards.  He is anticipated to have a exciting sophomore year with the Bills and EJ Manuel.