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I recently sent a series of questions out to a handful of former AFL players in an attempt to get a few short, interesting interviews to post. I will publish them as they come trickling back to me. The first player to respond was former Buffalo Bills linebacker, Paul Guidry. Here is what he had to say about his time in the AFL!
Q – What did you enjoy the most about being a professional football player?
A little more than a week ago, I sent a broadcast email to all of the former AFL players for whom I have contact info. I explained that as they may have noticed, I had begun using occasional guest bloggers on Tales from the American Football League, and I offered to post their articles if they had an interest in sharing their stories with our readers. I am happy to say that some of them wrote back, and said that they would enjoy participating in the blog.
Paul Guidry was drafted out of McNeese State University by the Buffalo Bills, in the eighth round of the 1966 AFL Draft. Guidry was aa solid performer for the Bills, playing from 1966-1972. He played one more season for the Houston Oilers in 1973, before retiring from the game.
AFL – Please describe your first professional training camp. What was the competition like? What are your strongest memories from that camp?