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Al Bemiller to receive Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Distinguished Service Award

By Jay Skurski

The Monday Morning Quarterback Club has announced that former Bills center Al Bemiller has been selected to receive the 28th annual Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Distinguished Service Award for the 2013 season. Bemiller will be honored during a pre-game ceremony at the Bills’ next home game Nov. 17 against the Jets, and at the Monday Morning Quarterback Club luncheon the following day at the Adams Mark.

Bemiller was with the Bills from 1961-69, making 126 consecutive appearances over nine seasons. He was a starter on the both the 1964 and ’65 teams that won American Football League championships. Bemiller has been an active member of the Buffalo Bills Alumni Association, and is a certified official and coach in Western New York youth wrestling and football. He lives in Orchard Park with his wife, Wanda. The couple has four children and five grandchildren.

Bemiller was selected by the Bills in the 1961 AFL Draft after playing collegiately at Syracuse University. He was also an accomplished collegiate wrestler.

The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Distinguished Service Award was established in 1986 by the Monday Morning Quarterback Club to honor former players for long and meritorious service to the team.

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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

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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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