Category:Buffalo Bulls football players
Pages in category "Buffalo Bulls football players"
The following 51 pages are in this category, out of 51 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 51 pages are in this category, out of 51 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. College football – It was through college football play that American football rules first gained popularity in the United States. No minor league farm organizations exist in American football and it is in college football where a players performance directly impacts his chances of playing professional football. The best collegiate players will declare for the professional draft after 3 to 4 years of collegiate competition. Those not selected can still attempt to land an NFL roster spot as a free agent. Even after the emergence of the professional National Football League, college football remained extremely popular throughout the U. S, in many cases, college stadiums employ bench-style seating, as opposed to individual seats with backs and arm rests. This allows them to more fans in a given amount of space than the typical professional stadium. College athletes, unlike players in the NFL, are not permitted by the NCAA to be paid salaries, colleges are only allowed to provide non-monetary compensation such as athletic scholarships that provide for tuition, housing, and books. Modern North American football has its origins in various games, all known as football, by the 1840s, students at Rugby School were playing a game in which players were able to pick up the ball and run with it, a sport later known as Rugby football. The game was taken to Canada by British soldiers stationed there and was soon being played at Canadian colleges, the first documented gridiron football match was a game played at University College, a college of the University of Toronto, November 9,1861. One of the participants in the game involving University of Toronto students was William Mulock, a football club was formed at the university soon afterward, although its rules of play at this stage are unclear. In 1864, at Trinity College, also a college of the University of Toronto, F. Barlow Cumberland, modern Canadian football is widely regarded as having originated with a game played in Montreal, in 1865, when British Army officers played local civilians. The game gradually gained a following, and the Montreal Football Club was formed in 1868, early games appear to have had much in common with the traditional mob football played in England. The games remained largely unorganized until the 19th century, when games of football began to be played on college campuses. Each school played its own variety of football, Princeton University students played a game called ballown as early as 1820. A Harvard tradition known as Bloody Monday began in 1827, which consisted of a mass ballgame between the freshman and sophomore classes, in 1860, both the town police and the college authorities agreed the Bloody Monday had to go. The Harvard students responded by going into mourning for a figure called Football Fightum. The authorities held firm and it was a dozen years before football was again played at Harvard. Dartmouth played its own version called Old division football, the rules of which were first published in 1871, all of these games, and others, shared certain commonalities
2. University at Buffalo – The State University of New York at Buffalo is a public research university with campuses in Buffalo and Amherst, New York, United States. It is commonly referred to as the University at Buffalo or SUNY Buffalo, the university was founded in 1846 as a private college, but in 1962 merged with the State University of New York system. By enrollment, UB is the largest in the SUNY system, UB also has the largest endowment and research funding, as a comprehensive university center in the SUNY system. As of 2017, the university enrolls 29,806 students in 13 colleges, the university offers over 100 bachelors,205 masters,84 doctoral, and 10 professional areas of study. According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University at Buffalo is a Doctoral University with the Highest research activity. In 1989, UB was elected to the Association of American Universities, the university was founded by U. S. President and U. S. Vice President, Millard Fillmore, who served as the schools first chancellor, in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2017 inaugural ranking, UB was ranked as the #1 public university in New York and #28 in the nation. Buffalo has consistently placed in the top cluster of U. S, U. S. News and World Reports 2017 edition of Americas Best Colleges ranked UB 99th on their list of best national universities and 43rd among public universities. City leaders of Buffalo sought to establish a university in the city from the earliest days of Buffalo and this university was chartered by the state on April 8,1836. However, the collapsed and no classes were ever offered. James Platt White was instrumental in obtaining a charter for the University of Buffalo from the legislature in 1846. He also taught the first class of 89 men in obstetrics, State Assemblyman Nathan K. Hall was also particularly active in procuring the charter. The doors first opened to students in 1847 and after associating with a hospital for teaching purposes, founder Millard Fillmore served as the schools first chancellor. Upon his ascension to the presidency after President Taylors death, Fillmore stayed on as part-time chancellor, the first lectures were delivered in a wooden building over the old post office, corner of Seneca and Washington streets. The first building built for the university was a stone building at the corner of Main and Virginia streets, built in 1849–50, through donations, public subscription. There were continuous expansions to the medical programs, including a separate pharmacy division. In 1887, a law school was organized in Buffalo, which became associated with Niagara University just to the north of Buffalo. After four years, in 1891, the law school was acquired by the University of Buffalo as the University of Buffalo Law School, the establishment may have been influenced by the 1910 Flexner Report which criticized the preparation of the medical students at the university
3. Buffalo Bulls – The Buffalo Bulls, also known as the UB Bulls, are the intercollegiate athletic teams representing the University at Buffalo, officially known as the State University of New York at Buffalo. The Bulls compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I level, since 1998, the Bulls have been members of the Mid-American Conference for all sports except womens rowing, which competes in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Buffalo Bulls field 11 mens and womens teams in sports. The Bulls have had dozens of athletes turn professional in football, baseball, basketball, soccer, the mascot of UBs athletic teams is Victor E. Bull. Bull was introduced as Victors sister, but has not been observed for many years, the current Director of Athletics is Allen Greene. A member of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference, Buffalo sponsors teams in ten mens, notes Teams that are being cut after 2016-17 seasons. The Buffalo Bulls mens basketball team has been a member of Division I since the mid-1990s after dropping to the Division III level for the 1977–1978 season. In the MAC final, despite leading by 17 at the half, the Bulls failed to clinch the automatic bid to the 2005 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament, and were not chosen by the selection committee on Selection Sunday. They then went to the National Invitation Tournament, during that season, the Bulls were led by Coach Reggie Witherspoon, and ended the season with a school record of 23 wins. The Bulls head coach in his first year is Bobby Hurley, under coach Bobby Hurley, the Bulls mens basketball team clinched its first conference championship and thus its first trip to the Division I tournament in the schools history in 2015. In 2016 under coach Nate Oats, the Bulls mens basketball won the MAC championship game again. Sam Pellom has played in the NBA with the Atlanta Hawks and he also played for the Washington Generals, and in a game against the Harlem Globetrotters before making it to the NBA. During UBs hosting of the MAC championships in 2012, Zach Ahart took ninth place, in that event, UBs mens team placed fifth, overall. At the 2013 Princeton Invitational, the men placed 13th in a field of 25 schools, Ahart captured top honors in that meet, placing 12th by securing a time of 24,13. Cameron Bruce ran the race in a time of 24,44, additional UB runners also participated in the event. The Buffalo Bulls football team is a new member of the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. Despite its brief history, and disappointing recent performances in the Football Bowl Subdivision, in 2003, the Bulls were 6-39 since going to Division I-A. At that time, they were ranked 117, and were coached by Jim Hofher, the Bulls averaged just under 11,250 fans per game in 2003
4. Khalil Mack – Khalil Mack is an American football defensive end for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He played college football at Buffalo, and was drafted by the Raiders fifth overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, Mack holds the all-time NCAA record for forced fumbles and is also tied for career tackles for loss in the NCAA. In 2015, he became the first first-team All-Pro in NFL history to be elected in two different positions in the year, as a defensive end and outside linebacker. Mack was raised by his parents, high school sweethearts Yolanda, a teacher and he has an older brother, Sandy, Jr. and a younger brother, LeDarius. His father introduced him to sports at the age of five, Mack took an early liking to baseball and basketball although he did play Pop Warner football. Mack attended Fort Pierce Westwood High School in Fort Pierce and he had been relying on basketball to get him a college scholarship but his plans were dashed by a tear in his patella tendon before his sophomore season. After this injury, high school football coach Waides Ashmon recruited him to the sport, promising Mack, in his senior year, Mack had 140 tackles, including eight for a loss, and nine sacks. He was named third-team All-State in Florida, as well as first-team All-Area, being a newcomer to the sport, he was rated as only a two-star recruit by Rivals. com. He received a scholarship from the State University of New York at Buffalo to play Division I football, after redshirting as a freshman in 2009, he broke into the starting lineup and was one of the most productive defenders in the MAC. He totaled 68 tackles, including 14 and a half for loss, four and a half sacks, ten pass breakups, eight quarterback hurries and he earned third team all-conference honors. Mack continued where he left off in 2010, with a dominant sophomore season, Mack led the team in sacks, tackles for loss, and forced fumbles, on the way to being named first-team All-MAC. He recorded 64 total tackles, including 20 and a half for loss, five and half sacks, one interception, two pass breakups, thirteen quarterback hurries, and five forced fumbles. Despite being suspended for the first game of the following an altercation with teammate wide receiver Fred Lee, Mack set career highs in tackles, tackles for loss. He also recorded two pass breakups, four quarterback hurries, and four forced fumbles and he earned first team all-conference honors for the second consecutive season. Starting all 13 games, Mack recorded 100 tackles including 19 tackles for loss,10.5 sacks, three interceptions, one which he returned for a touchdown, and forced five fumbles. He won the CFPA Linebacker Trophy for the 2013 season, and he was named the 2013 MAC Defensive Player of the Year and he was also named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press. Mack finished tied for first for the NCAA in career tackles for loss with 75, Buffalos independent student newspaper, The Spectrum, also ranked Mack as the best Buffalo football player in the Division I history of the program. He was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Oakland Raiders, making him the highest selected Buffalo player ever, previously, the highest selected player was Gerry Philbin in 1964
5. Trevor Scott – Trevor John Scott is a former American football defensive end who played in the National Football League. He played college football at Buffalo and was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Scott was twice an All-Northern selection at his high school Potsdam High playing tight end and he earned two letters and was twice a captain and was team MVP as both a junior and senior and was a Watertown Daily Times First-team selection. He also earned four letters in track and field and two in basketball, at the University at Buffalo, Scott was an All-Conference selection as a senior he started all 12 games at left end for the Bulls had 10 sacks,46 tackles and 15 stops for a loss. In 2006, as a junior, he started all 12 games at end and led the Bulls with nine sacks on the season. In 2005 he played in seven games as a tight end and had eight catches for 55 yards on the season. The prior season,2004, he played in 10 games after being a redshirt in 2003, Scott Is Married to Dana Scott they have a son Jack Christopher Scott Born 11/2014 He was a 6th round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. Scott recorded his first and second career NFL sack on October 19,2008 when he brought down Brett Favre and that performance earned him a nomination for the NFL Rookie of the Week award, but the award was given to Chris Johnson. Scott finished the 2008 season with 24 tackles, a forced fumble, and tied two others for the most sacks by a rookie with 5.0. On, November 25,2010, Scott was placed on injured reserve by the Raiders, due to an anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, ending his season after 10 games,22 tackles. He played in all 16 games the following season, Scott signed with the New England Patriots on March 17,2012. Scott signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on August 20,2013, Scott was signed by the Chicago Bears on March 6,2014
6. James Starks – James Darell Starks is an American football running back for Monterrey Fundidores of the Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional. He played college football at Buffalo and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was a member of their Super Bowl XLV championship team and he signed a 3 year deal with the Monterrey Fundidores in 2017 James attended high school in Niagara Falls, New York, where he played football and ran track. In football, he ran for 1,048 yards and threw for over 600 yards for the Wolverines of Niagara Falls High School while earning All-Western New York honors in his senior season and he served as a captain for three years. In track & field, Starks was one of the top performers in the long jump. Considered only a two-star recruit by Rivals. com, Starkss only scholarship offer came from Buffalo, Starks attended the University at Buffalo, where he played on the Buffalo Bulls football team from 2008 to 2010. He set a rushing record with 3,140 yards. He registered back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons as a sophomore and he was one of the elite backs in the MAC and became the first 1, 000-yard rusher in the Bulls’ Division I-A era. He also became the first UB freshman to earn All-MAC recognition in 2006 and he earned second-team All-MAC honors as a freshman and sophomore, and was named to the All-MAC first-team as a junior. Starks did not play in his season due to a shoulder injury. He is also a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, Starks was selected in the sixth round by the Green Bay Packers in the 2010 NFL Draft. On June 23,2010, he signed a contract with the Packers, Starks was placed on reserve/physically unable to perform on August 31,2010. On November 9,2010, he was activated from the physically unable to perform list and he made his NFL debut on December 5 against the San Francisco 49ers, with 18 carries for 73 yards. On January 9 in the 2011 Wild Card Playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles and his first touchdown came against the Chicago Bears in the NFC championship game. On the weekend before the Super Bowl, the Niagara Falls—in his hometown of Niagara Falls, New York—were lit green, the following Monday, Starks met with Niagara Falls mayor Paul Dyster. Starkss rookie season finished with a win against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV in which he rushed for 52 yards on 11 carries. He ended the postseason with the third-most rushing yards for a running back in a single playoffs behind Timmy Smith in 1988. In the 2011 season, Starks led the Packers in rushing yards with 578, however, Starks utilized a physical style of play which exposed him to injuries
7. Drew Willy – Drew Willy is a professional Canadian football quarterback for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as a free agent in 2009. He played college football at Buffalo, Willy has also been a member of the Indianapolis Colts, Las Vegas Locomotives, New York Jets, San Diego Chargers, Saskatchewan Roughriders, and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Willy attended Randolph High School in Randolph, New Jersey, prior to choosing the University at Buffalo, at Randolph High, Willy set school records for career passing yards and touchdowns. At the University at Buffalo, Willy started each of his four seasons, in 2008, he took Buffalo to their first MAC Championship Game, where they upset heavily favored and previously undefeated Ball State Cardinals led by Nate Davis. Prior to the 2009 NFL Draft, he was invited to the 2009 NFL Combine and was considered a potential late-round draft choice, Willy was the most prolific passer in Buffalo football history. As a four-year starter, he set records for completions, attempts, passing yards, touchdowns, total offense. During the final 20 games of his career, Willy threw 36 touchdown passes. Willy signed with the Baltimore Ravens after going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft on April 27,2009 and he was waived on June 18,2009. Willy was signed to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad on December 9,2009 and he was promoted to the active roster on December 26,2009. He was waived on December 29 and re-signed to the practice squad and he was signed to a future contract on February 11,2010. He was released by the Colts in July 2010, Willy signed with the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League in August 2010. He made his UFL debut on October 23 in the place of injured Locos starting QB and he completed 18 of 29 passes that day for 191 yards and a touchdown. The Locos won the game against the Hartford Colonials, 24-21, Willy was signed to a reserve/future contract with the New York Jets on January 7,2011. The San Diego Chargers signed Willy to their squad on September 5,2011. On February 28,2012, it was announced that Willy had signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Willy made his first CFL start on September 16,2012, in Montreal against the Montreal Alouettes. He completed 22-of-35 passes for 225 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions in a losing effort, in two seasons with the Roughriders, Willy was utilized in a backup role. He dressed in all 36 games, and started four, passing for 1,182 yards with nine touchdowns, on February 6,2014, Willy was traded to the Blue Bombers for non-import wide receiver Jade Etienne
8. Jim Ailinger – Ailinger played center and tackle for the University of Buffalo football team and was captain of the basketball team for one year. He played as a reserve on the line during the 1924 Buffalo Bisons season and he was paid $50 U. S. for each game he was on the roster. After the 1924 NFL season, Ailinger swiftly retired despite an offer to return to the team in 1925, Ailinger put his NFL earnings toward tuition for dental school at the University of Buffalo. In addition to running a successful dental practice for over 60 years and he served as an assistant football coach and assistant basketball coach at the University of Buffalo. He was once considered the dean of eastern collegiate football officials and he was frequently sought after for prestigious collegiate football assignments and worked four Army–Navy Games and three Harvard–Yale games. He also spent time in the mid-1940s as the manager of the Buffalo Bisons minor league hockey franchise. In 1998, he was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame and he was, at the time of his death in 2001, the oldest surviving NFL player
9. Willie Evans (running back) – Willie Roy Evans was a running back for the University at Buffalo football team in the late 1950s. After graduation, Evans was drafted by Ralph Wilson for the season of the American Football Leagues Buffalo Bills. After his football career, Willie Evans taught in Buffalo area schools for more than 30 years and he coached football, and tennis and swimming, and ran a city parks program for most of that time as well. He served as an adviser for the alumni association. Evans died in Buffalo on January 4,2017, aged 79
10. Jim McNally – McNally began his coaching career for the University at Buffalo in 1965 and also coached at Marshall University, Boston College and Wake Forest. McNally won himself a place in the U. B, athletic Hall of Fame in 1982 in recognition of both his Bulls playing career and also his coaching expertise. He was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 2008, since his retirement, McNally puts on an offensive and defensive line teaching camps and clinics and serves as a volunteer fundraiser with the University at Buffalo. In the film We Are Marshall, which tells the story of a Football Team that was reconstructed after a tragic plane accident