Bills nine-time Pro Bowl guard Ruben Brown has been named a member of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame class of 2011.
Brown will be joined by fellow NFL alum and Orchard Park native Jim Burt, a two-time Super Bowl champ with the Giants. We’ll have more on this story later this afternoon on the home page of Buffalobills.com.
Joining Brown and Burt in this year’s induction class are
Curtis Aiken, basketball (Bennett HS, Pitt)
Don Colpoys, baseball player, coach and administrator
Jim Lorentz,hockey (Sabres player and broadcaster)
Phil Mankowski, major league baseball player
Steve Mesler, bobsled gold medalist at the 2010 Olympics
Cindy Miller, golf professional and teacher.
Bills FB Cookie Gilchrist is among four others honorees that will join the Pride of Western New York wing of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, which honors deceased athletes. Joining him in that group are:
Lewis “Deerfoot” Bennett, a long-distance runner from the 19th century
Michael Broderick, a founder of the West Side Rowing Club
William Morgan, credited with inventing volleyball
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