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Willie Evans of the Buffalo Bills

Autographed 1960 Fleer Willie Evans

#065 – Willie Evans

Willie Evans had already made a name for himself in the football circles around Buffalo, New York, before he ever thought of trying out for a spot on the inaugural Bills squad in 1960.  Evans had been a star running back for the University of Buffalo, and had been a member of the team when they won the 1958 Lambert Cup, as the best small-school football program in the eastern United States.  Shortly after the completion of their 8-1 season, the University of Buffalo Bulls were invited to play the University of Florida in the 13th annual Tangerine Bowl.  It was a cause for celebration, as it was to be the first bowl game in the school’s history. read more