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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr., who founded the franchise in 1959, has passed away at age 95, club president Russ Brandon announced Tuesday. “I speak for everyone within the Bills organization when I say that we are all suffering a ...

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Old 03-25-2014, 03:09 PM   #1
 
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Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr. passes away at age 95

Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr., who founded the franchise in 1959, has passed away at age 95, club president Russ Brandon announced Tuesday.

“I speak for everyone within the Bills organization when I say that we are all suffering a deep and profound sadness with the passing of our Hall of Fame owner Mr. Wilson,” Brandon said in a statement issued by the club.

“We have lost our founder, our mentor, our friend, and this is a very difficult time for us all. We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Mary, his daughters Christy and Dee Dee (Edith), his niece Mary and his entire family.

“Mr. Wilson had a relentless passion, a deep love for his Buffalo Bills, the City of Buffalo and the National Football League. He also loved the Bills fans and all of the people of Western New York who embraced the Bills.”

The Bills were one of seven charter AFL franchises, and Wilson was instrumental in helping the league merge with the NFL. The Bills made four Super Bowls and won a pair of AFL titles in his tenure. In 2009, Wilson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Old 03-25-2014, 05:05 PM   #2
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Rest in Peace. I was really rooting for the Bills to win a SB for him. too bad that never happened. Hope to see that franchise stay in Buffalo.
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