Monday, May 3, 2010
AFL star Edgerson next on Bills' Wall
The Buffalo Bills have announced the next name to be posted on their Wall of Fame.
No, it won't be Lou Saban or Cookie Gilchrist.
The Bills will honor cornerback Booker Edgerson at halftime of the Week 4 game against the New York Jets.
While the others probably deserve it more and have been curiously omitted for years presumably because Bills owner Ralph Wilson has prevented it, Edgerson is a worthy selection.
He played eight seasons for the Bills, including their AFL championships in 1964 and 1965. He was named to the AFL's all-rookie team in 1962 and the AFL All-Star team in 1965.
Edgerson recorded 23 interceptions in a nine-year career that concluded with the Denver Broncos in 1970.
Buffalo News reporter Mark Gaughan wrote that Edgerson made one of the greatest defensive plays in Bills history in 1965, when he chased down Lance Alworth from behind and tackled him on the 3-yard line. Alworth fumbled out of the end zone for a Bills touchback in a game that ended in a tie.