— The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that Jim Hostler has been named the team’s senior offensive assistant. Hostler comes to Buffalo with 15 years of NFL coaching experience, including the past six seasons as the Baltimore Ravens’ wide receivers coach. During his time with the Ravens, Hostler oversaw a receiving corps that played an integral role in the team’s 2012 Super Bowl championship. During the 2012 campaign, the Ravens’ wideouts finished second in franchise history for most receiving yards during a single season with 3,996.
— Arthur Moats, the Bills United Way Worldwide Spokesman, is locked into a neck-and-neck battle with the Seahawks’ Cliff Avril to accumulate volunteer pledges for the Bills’ United Way Team NFL campaign. A Moats’ victory would bring a $10,000 grant to the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. In a contest that is separated by only a handful of pledges, your pledge truly does matter. Pledging is fast and easy and requires no monetary donation. To register and help grow Arthur’s tally, you don’t have to commit to a time or activity right away; providing only your name and email will complete your “pledge” and help put him back in the lead. Click here to pledge on behalf of Arthur.
— Help Bills DT Kyle Williams win a $3,000 equipment grant for his high school alma mater, Ruston High School in Ruston, LA! The fifth annual USA Football All-Fundamentals Team recognizes NFL players who employ proper technique, particularly when blocking and tackling, which fosters better on-field performance and inherent safety benefits. As the Buffalo Bills representative on the USA Football All-Fundamentals team, Williams trails only Richard Sherman and Luke Kuechly as the Defensive Team Captain, which would secure the additional grant for his high school. To show your support for Kyle, vote at http://usafootball.com/all-fundamentals-team.
THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
January 30, 1999 — BILLY SHAW IS A HALL OF FAMER
Former Buffalo Bills G Billy Shaw is selected to the class of 1999 of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Visa held a wing eating contest in the Bills Healthy Zone Fieldhouse on Saturday, January 11th where #MyFootballFantasy winner Mike from Irondequoit, NY and 100 of his closest family and friends gathered for a once in a lifetime experience. Mike competed against Buffalo Bills Players Cordy Glenn, Kraig Urbik, Doug Legursky, Fred Jackson, Aaron Williams and Brian Moorman in the wing eating contest which was emceed by Bills great Jim Kelly. The contest consisted of several rounds including a speed competition to see who eat the most amount of wings in 1 minute. There was also a team relay in which Mike selected several wingmen from the audience to go head-to-head against the Bills players to see which team could eat 10 wings the fastest. Click here to see more photos from the contest.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Marv Levy, Former Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame Head Coach on the John Murphy Show
On what it was like make it to the Super Bowl:
“You never forget being there. At the time when it happened, you say, are we really here? It’s exciting. It’s a culmination what you thought about when you were a little kid. There was no Super Bowl, by the way, when I was a kid, but you get the gist.”
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