Buffalo Bills fans will be invading Canton, Ohio this August to witness wide receiver Andre Reed inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Those in attendance now know who will be presenting Reed for enshrinement, and it's hardly a surprise: Reed's head coach, Marv Levy, will do the honors.
Levy, who will turn 89 the weekend that this year's Hall class is inducted, has twice before presented his players for Hall enshrinement: in 2002, when quarterback Jim Kelly was inducted, and again in 2007, when running back Thurman Thomas made the cut.
"Marv, I love you, man," Reed told Levy on Thursday in a SiriusXM NFL Radio interview announcing the decision (via Pro Football Talk). "We were like family, and we know we wouldn’t be where we are without each other."
Reed was a fourth-round draft pick in 1985; Levy joined the Bills as head coach the following season, in 1986. The two worked together in Buffalo for 12 years, making the playoffs eight times in that stretch, along with four straight Super Bowls.
Here's a list of every member of the Bills organization that has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with their presenter at the induction ceremony.
|1985||O.J. Simpson||Lou Saban|
|1999||Billy Shaw||Ed Abramoski|
|2001||Marv Levy||Bill Polian|
|2002||Jim Kelly||Marv Levy|
|2003||James Lofton||David Lofton|
|2003||Joe DeLamielleure||Larry Felser|
|2007||Thurman Thomas||Marv Levy|
|2009||Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.||Chris Berman|
|2009||Bruce Smith||Ted Cottrell|
|2014||Andre Reed||Marv Levy|