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Bills O-lineman David Snow's roots run to Mayflower

By Mark Gaughan

Interior offensive lineman David Snow, who steps into the starting lineup for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, has deep roots in the United States. Real deep. He has a distant relative, Constance Hopkins, who was on the Mayflower.

"She came over with the Mayflower group," Snow said. "She was a great, great, great something. It’s way down the line (of his ancestors). Then she married a Snow a year later when he came over on a ship from England. She ended up having an ungodly amount of children, and all of them lived."

Snow found out about the connection from a cousin. Only 102 people were on the Mayflower, which landed in Plymouth, Mass., in 1620. Snow hails from Longview, Texas.

His father played football at Southeastern Oklahoma.

Snow started 32 of 52 games played at the University of Texas. He started all 13 games his senior year at left guard and all 12 games his junior year at center.

Both he and Kraig Urbik have worked at center this week. The jury is out on whether the Bills will keep Urbik at his right guard spot or let Snow play there.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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