Buffalo Bills History: Who Wore It – Number 25

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Rod Hill played for the Bills during the 1984-1986 seasons.  Hill started with the Cowboys in 1982.  He left the Bills in 1986 after being released after week 6 of the season and moved on to Lions and then the Raiders in 1987.  He finished his football career in 1992 after playing 4 years in the CFL.

Bill Callahan is the next Bills player to wear the number 25.  He was part of the replacement players seen in 1987 during the players strike.

In 1987-1988, after the players came back from their strike, Roland Mitchell was seen in the number 25 for those two years.  Mitchell played for 8 seasons, playing for also the Cardinals (Phoenix), Falcons and Packers.

Mickey Washington is next on out list of 21 to wear the number 25 for the Bills.  Washington finished his career in 1997 with the New Orleans Saints.  Washington only played for the Bills for 2 seasons, 1993-1994.

Donovan Greer played for the Bills during the 1998-2000 seasons.  He played for the Bills right in the middle of his career and played for them the longest out of any other team.  He finished with the Detroit Lions in 2002.

Tony Driver, Lionel Gates, Kiwaukee Thomas, and Xavier Oman are the next four players to play for the Bills, each wearing the number 25 and each only playing for the Bills for 2 years and playing between the years of 2001-2009.

Ellis Lankster and Quinton Ganther are the next two Bills to wear the number 25.  They both only played for the Bills for 1 year, which were consecutive.  Lankster played in 2009 and Ganther was seen in 2010 for the Bills.

The final player to wear the number 25 for the Bills and current safety on their roster is that of Da’Norris Searcy.  Searcy was drafted by the Bills in the 2011 draft at the 4th round 100th overall pick.  Searcy has primarily been a back-up strong safety for the Bills.  He will get a shot at starting this year but may have to make the switch to free safety as Aaron Williams is the currently strong safety for the Bills.  Searcy has 144 tackles and 3.5 sacks, 2 interceptions and 1 touchdown during his 3 year career.