Cornelius Bennet (1987 – 1995)
Cornelius Bennett took home the most votes from Bills Mafia and rightfully so. He’s the greatest linebacker to suit up for the Bills in their history and put up some incredible numbers, as well as being a key part of the Super Bowl teams.
Bennett played nine seasons with the Bills; however, was an original draft selection of the Indianapolis Colts in 1987, with the second overall pick. He refused to sign with the Colts, which helped initiate one of the biggest trades in NFL history that involved the Colts and Los Angeles Rams. He would become a Buffalo Bill midway through the 1987 season.
Even in a shortened rookie year that saw him play in only eight games, he still recorded 8.5 sacks and 69 combined tackles that season. He would go on to start 128 of his 129 games with Buffalo, totaling 52.5 sacks and an incredible 793 total tackles.
Bennett was a five-time Pro Bowler and was selected as a first-team All-Pro in 1988. He also finished fourth in Defensive Player of the Year voting and sixth in 1991. “Biscuit” spent three seasons in Atlanta after his stint with the Bills and ironically finished his career with two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.