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8. Fred Smerlas
Fred Smerlas was one of the few shining lights for some awful Buffalo Bills teams and he was there to see the franchise rise.  The bruising Nose Tackle would make five Pro Bowls and achieve a high level of popularity in Western New York.  He was named a First Team All-Pro in 1982.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Nose Tackle
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 2nd Round, 32nd Pick, 5/3/79.
  • Departed: Signed with the San Francisco 49ers prior to the 1990 season.
  • Games Played: 166
  • Notable Statistics: 152 Games Started
    2 Interceptions
    28 Interception Return Yards
    10 Fumble Recoveries
    44 Fumble Recovery Yards
    1 Fumble Recovery Touchdown
    18.5 Quarterback Sacks*
    97 Approximate Value

    *Quarterback Sacks were not an official stat until 1982.
  • Major Accolades and Awards: First Team All-Pro (1982)
    Second Team All-Pro (1983)
    Pro Bowl (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 & 1988)
    All-Rookie (1979)
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