Bills Hall of Fame head coach Marv Levy has been a presenter several times before at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. For once he won’t be doing it for an enshrined Buffalo Bills player.
Levy will be the presenter for Senior Committee inductee Dick Stanfel. The former Detroit and Washington offensive linemen is being enshrined largely through the efforts of Levy, a former coaching colleague of Stanfel’s.
Stanfel’s three sons largely credit Levy for campaigning for Stanfel to be considered and re-considered by the Senior Committee for enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“Marv was the hugest proponent of getting, if I had to pick one single person, Marv Levy sort of carried the banner for dad,” Stanfel’s son Rick told ESPN.
Stanfel was an offensive lineman during his playing days and worked under Levy on the Cal coaching staff in 1963. They also coached together as assistants with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1969.
Stanfel passed away last year at the age of 87, and with his sons knowing they were too young to speak about their father’s playing days, they chose Levy to do the honors.
So once again Levy will be in Canton for Hall of Fame weekend.
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