Infinity Convention Centre, 2901 Gibford Drive, Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Cocktail Reception begins at 6:00 pm, Dinner begins at 7:15 pm
Buffalo Bills Andre Reed, Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas
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In 1985, the Buffalo Bills used their fourth round pick in the draft to select wide receiver Andre Reed out of relatively little known Kutztown State University. Reed went on to play 15 seasons with the Bills (1985-1999) and one final year with Washington (2000). He played in seven consecutive Pro Bowls (1989-1995), rewrote the Bills’ record book and added several entries in the NFL’s record book. When Reed retired, he was considered one of the greatest “yards after catch” receivers and his 951 career receptions ranked third in league history.
His 13 seasons, including nine consecutive, with 50-plus receptions was exceeded only by Jerry Rice at the time of Reed's retirement. Reed started in five AFC championship games and four Super Bowls.
Bruce Smith is a former NFL Defensive Tackle who played in the league for 19 seasons, primarily with the Buffalo Bills. He played college football at Virginia Tech, where he was a two-time All-American, and was selected first overall by the Bills in the 1985 NFL Draft. Considered one of the greatest defensive ends of all time, Smith is the NFL's all-time career leader in quarterback sacks.
Smith also received 11 Pro Bowl selections and eight first-team All-Pro honors, while appearing in four consecutive Super Bowls with the Bills. He was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009.
Thurman Thomas is a retired professional football player. He was the NFL MVP in 1991. He went to five pro bowls and started in four straight Super Bowl appearances. He was inducted into the Pro football Hall of Fame in 2007 and had his jersey retired for The Buffalo Bills in 2019.
Currently, Thurman owns a construction company in Buffalo New York called 34 Group . He also is part owner of an energy company, Prosperitus Energy. Thurman and his wife and children run the Thurman Thomas family foundation which raises funds for many community efforts in the western New York area.
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