Inside The Bills

DeHaven’s USFL Hull story

Posted by Chris Brown on October 19, 2011 – 4:48 pm

Bills special teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven has one of the longest histories with Kent Hull, which stretches back to his USFL career with the New Jersey Generals.

“I knew Kent longer than any of these guys did,” said DeHaven. “He was a rookie in the USFL with the New Jersey Generals when I was coaching there.  He and I both walked out to the practice field together for our first professional practice. Back when I first saw him, he weighed about 245 lbs and was trying to play on the offensive line. I told him that they’d brought me down to camp for two weeks and he said coach, ‘I don’t think I’m going to make two weeks.’ He just was a tough guy, smart and competitive and I had no idea he was going to be as good as he was. Even then you can see that he had a lot of those qualities.”

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