May 14, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; A general view of a Buffalo Bills helmet used during organized team activities at Bills Healthy Zone Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
Today we will look at the Buffalo Bills players that have worn the number 21. Throughout the Bills history there have been 23 players that have worn the number 21, so we are in for the long haul today.
We start a couple of years into the Bills history; 1966. Bobby Burnett played for the Bills until 1969. He was drafted by the Bills in 1966 in the 4th round. In his rookie year he was award the AFL Rookie of the Year Award and was selected to the AFL All-Star team that year as well.
Jerome Lawson played for the Bills in 1968. Lawson was drafted in the 10th round by the Buffalo Bills. This was his only year in a Bills uniform.
Jackie Allen is next playing for the Bills from 1970-1971. Allen was drafted by the AFL Raiders in 1969 and then came to the Bills the following year. He finished his career in 1972 with the Philadelphia Eagles.
John Saunders and Larry Carwell, both safeties, played for the Bills next in their respective years, 1972 and 1973 for the Bills. Saunders played for the Bills only in 1972 and then went on to the 49ers in 1974 – 1975. Carwell played for the Bills in his final season 1973.
Gary Hayman played for the Bills from 1974-1975. In 1976 Hayman was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the expansion draft and ended his time in Buffalo.
Doug Greene is next on the list and stayed in Buffalo for 2 years, 1979-1980. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1978 and finished his career with the Bills. He played a total of 38 games in his career and started just 4 of them.
Arthur Whittington and Mike Kennedy are our next pair of players to each play a year for the Bills consecutively. Whittington, RB, played for the Bills in 1982. Mike Kennedy, S, was part of the Bills during the 1983 season.
Safety Don Wilson played for the Bills during the 1984-1985 seasons. Wilson was also a kick returner. He played for only the Bills and only for those two years in his career.