The Buffalo Bills will honor former cornerback Booker Edgerson as the 2010 inductee on the Ralph Wilson Stadium Wall of Fame, the team announced today.
Edgerson, 70, starred for the Bills for eight years from 1962 to 1969 and was a key member of the Bills’ championship teams in 1964 and ’65.
Edgerson was the Bills’ shut-down cornerback of the 1960s. The American Football League was famous for its wide-open passing games and great receivers. Edgerson was the player assigned to cover Hall of Famers like Lance Alworth and Don Maynard, as well as stars like Lionel Taylor, Art Powell, Charley Hennigan and others.
He made one of the greatest defensive plays in team history in a game in 1965. The speedy Alworth was breaking free for a touchdown, but Edgerson chased him down from behind and tackled him 3 yards from the end zone. Alworth fumbled into the end zone and the Bills recovered for a touchback. The game ended in a 20-20 tie.
Edgerson was named to the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.
Edgerson talks about playing football in Buffalo:
Edgerson talks about what he's most proud of:
Booker Edgerson talks about a famous play: