Buffalo Bills: 30 greatest players in franchise history

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Guard. 1972-82. Reggie McKenzie. 21. player. 16.

No, this is not the current general manager of the Oakland Raiders. In fact, the other Reggie McKenzie was an outstanding offensive lineman who played for Buffalo during some of the franchise’s best years.

The leader of the “Electric Company” — the elite offensive line that paved the way for O.J. Simpson — McKenzie was one of the best guards in the business during his heyday. Although he only made three All-Pro teams and zero Pro Bowls (weird, right?), McKenzie will go down as one of the best guards in Buffalo history.

And yet, he finds himself here at No. 21. That’s due in large part to the tremendous amount of talent (especially along the offensive line) that the Bills have enjoyed over the years. Regardless, McKenzie’s work in the trenches earned him the right to make this list.

During his time in town, McKenzie started every game he played in, including every possible game from 1972 to 1980. While not in the elite category of Buffalo guards, his role in the “Electric Company” made his inclusion on this list all too easy.