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Bills ties to 2016 College Football HOF ballot

Posted by Chris Brown on June 2, 2015 – 1:10 pm

There are a few accomplished former football players with ties to the Bills, whose collegiate careers have landed them on the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame ballot.

Former Bills WR Marlin Briscoe, former RB Kenny Davis and current defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman are all on the 2016 ballot.

Briscoe a former NAIA QB at Nebraska-Omaha was a 1967 First Team NAIA All-American who ranks third all-time at UNO with 5,114 passing yards…Set 22 offensive records by career’s end… Three-time All-CIC selection.

Davis was a 1984 unanimous First Team All-American who finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting…Led the nation in yards per carry (7.6) at TCU and ranked second nationally in rushing yards (1,611) in 1984…1984 Southwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year who boasted nine 100-yard games in career.

Buffalo’s defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman was a two-time First Team All-American who led the USC Trojans to four consecutive postseason wins, including the 1974 National Championship at the Rose Bowl…Two-time all-conference selection who helped USC to two Pac-10 titles.

The announcement of the 2016 Class will be made Friday, Jan. 8, 2016.

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