Current, former Buffalo Bills players react to Ralph Wilson's death

Rick Stewart

Buffalo Bills players past and present shared their thoughts and recollections of Buffalo's Hall of Fame owner after his passing on Tuesday.

Current and former Buffalo Bills have been all over the airwaves locally and nationally since word broke that team founder Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. had passed away at the age of 95. We've collected some of our favorite reactions here, but it is just the tip of the iceberg.

WGR 550 has done the lion's share of the work on the audio/visual front, talking to a host of current and former Bills on Tuesday and continuing that with nine consecutive hours of interviews and discussion on Wilson's legacy Wednesday. They have collected their audio clips in one spot, and we encourage you to go listen to Steve Tasker, Fred Jackson, Joe DeLamielluere and especially Darryl Talley over on WGR's website. They will be updating it throughout the day on Wednesday.

Current Bills

"As I sit here and think back, I remember first meeting him shortly before my press conference the day after the draft," said C.J. Spiller in a statement. "He looked me in the eye and said, ‘I know that you will put some points up for us.' I will not let you down, Mr. Wilson. May God be with you and your family always. This world has lost a great leader, but his legacy will surely live on forever."

Former Bills

Thurman Thomas, Marv Levy, Bill Polian, Booker Edgerson, Joe Ferguson, Steve Tasker, Ruben Brown and Ed Rutkowski of the Bills Alumni Chapter share stories and memories of Mr. Wilson from throughout Bills history in this compilation post.

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