Buffalo Bills All-Time team: Offense

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  •  8 time AFL All-Star
  • 7 time All-AFL
  • 2 time AFL Champion
  • Buffalo Bills 50th Anniversary Team

Billy Shaw is one of the best “pulling guards” the NFL has ever seen, and one of earlier players utilizing the tactic. He was also known as the driving force behind the offensive unit. The offensive unit was spectacular aiding the team in winning multiple AFL championships.

American Football Database describes Shaw:

"“Shaw was a first-team All-American Football League selection four times (1963 through 1966) and second team All-AFL in 1968 and 1969. He played in eight American Football League All-Star Games and was named to the All-Time All-AFL Team. He made the All-Decade All-pro football team of the 1960s. Shaw played his entire career in the American Football League, and retired after the 1969 AFL season. The 1962-1964 Bills are still ranked among the best in rushing touchdowns in a season in the team’s record book.”"

Jim Ritcher 1980-1995

  • 2 time Pro-Bowler

BuffaloBills.com describes Ritcher:

"“Ritcher played on the offensive line for the Bills, where he spent 14 seasons and is one of 22 in team history to have played in all four Super Bowls. He began his career at center but later moved to guard, making way for fellow Wall-of-Famer Kent Hull. Coincidentally, he also played college football in North Carolina, but for the Wolfpack of North Carolina State. In his senior year, he was an all-American and earned the Outland Trophy, and award for the nation’s top offensive lineman.”"

Ritcher had high expectations coming out of college. He surpassed expectations and then some. Ritcher had a passion for the game and for the city of Buffalo. He has been a fan favorite ever since his stellar career. It was an easy choice to slot him in the roster as one of the greatest Buffalo guards ever.