Booker Edgerson named to the Bills Wall of Fame

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The Buffalo Bills have announced the newest member of the team's Wall of Fame.  Following a year in which no one was added, the Bills will place AFL-era DB Booker Edgerson's name alongside the greatest names in team history in 2010.

Edgerson's name will be added to the wall in Week 4 during halftime of the October 3rd game against the New York Jets.

Booker Edgerson was an undrafted free agent when he signed with the Bills in 1962.  Despite leading Western Illinois to back-to-back undefeated seasons in 1959 and 1960, nobody in the NFL or AFL wanted him.

After signing with Buffalo he stepped into a starting role in his rookie season for the still-building AFL Bills.  Right from the beginning Bills fans knew they had someone special.  Edgerson intercepted two passes in his first game off Hall of Fame quarterback George Blanda.  His rookie season saw him total six picks and he was named to the AFL's All-Rookie team.

Edgerson was on both of the Bills AFL Championship teams in the mid-1960s and following the 1965 season he joined the rest of the Buffalo Bills in the AFL All-Star game, playing the best from the rest of the league.

In his eight-year Buffalo Bills career, Edgerson recorded 23 interceptions, returning two for touchdowns.  He also ripped and returned a fumble for a touchdown in his time in Buffalo.

Following the 1969 season, Edgerson was traded to the Denver Broncos to play for old coach Lou Saban but a knee injury ended his career.  He retired back to Buffalo and in 1993 was awarded the Ralph C. Wilson Award for outstanding community service, specifically as a member of the Bills alumni.  He is currently President of the organization.  He was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.

Edgerson is a member of the AFL Hall of Fame.

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