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Bills Alumni News – May/June 2010
By Denny Lynch, Associate Member

Booker Edgerson Is 2010 “Wall Of Fame” Inductee –
Former CB Booker Edgerson (1962-69) has been selected as the 2010 Bills’ “Wall of Fame” inductee.  He will be the 26th inductee to go on the wall and the seventh member of the 1964-65 AFL Championship teams to be honored (Dubenion, Kemp, Saimes, Sestak, Shaw and Stratton).

2010 Buffalo Bills “Alumni Weekend” set for September 11-13 –
The annual Buffalo Bills Alumni weekend will be held on September 11-13, 2010.  The Saturday night “gala” will be held at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls.  The annual golf tournament will be held on Monday, Sept. 13 (location TBA).

Frank Reich Presents “Call To Courage” Award –
Former QB FRANK REICH (1985-94) returned to Buffalo on Saturday, April 23 to present the 9th annual “Call To Courage” Award at an Athletes In Action breakfast attended by more than 700 people.  Reich initiated the award in 2002 to honor an active NFL player who has been outstanding on the playing field as well as in the community.  This year’s winner was FB Heath Evans of the New Orleans Saints.  Frank is now the QB coach for the Indianapolis Colts.  Another former Bill,  TE PETE METZELAARS (1985-94) is also an assistant coach with the Colts.

Billy Shaw Recovering from Knee Surgery – Former Bills’ G BILLY SHAW (1961-69) is recovering at home in Georgia from knee replacement surgery.  The Pro Football Hall of Famer should be back on the golf course later this Spring.

A number of former Buffalo Bills players are members of LinkedIn, a social network.  Each time we publish this newsletter I will try to list “Bills Alumni” who are listed.  This month I found:

Bucky Brooks –
WR with Bills in 1994 (D2b from UNC)…President of “Big Play” in Los Angeles area.  Involved in NFL scouting service.

Jay Foreman –
LB with Bills 1999-2001 (D5 from Nebraska)…Regional Manager Safeguard Financial in Charlotte, NC.

Eddie Fuller –
RB with Bills 1991-93 (D4 1990 from LSU)…Territory Manager at Angiotech Interventional in Baton Rouge, LA.

Richard Harvey-
LB with Bills 1992-93 (D11 1989 from Tulane)…owner

Marlon Kerner –
DB with Bills 1995-98 (D3a from Ohio State)…Executive Team Lead-Guest Experience with Target Corp…lives in Depew, NY

John Parrella –
DT with Bills 1993 (D2 1993 from Nebraska)…head football coach at Dublin Valley Christian School for last 3 years…lives in San Francisco area.

Brandon Spoon –
LB with Bills 2001-04 (D4 2001 from North Carolina)…Sales Manager at Cintas Corp. in NC…president of Tommy Spoon Memorial Foundation.