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This Birthday in Buffalo Sports History: Scott Norwood

   (Born on July 17, 1960) -- The Bills have had some good kickers over the years. Scott Norwood certainly ranks in that category.

   Norwood grew up in suburban Washington D.C.. He moved on to James Madison University, where he played both football and college. Obviously, there was more money to be made in football.

   Norwood was cut by the Atlanta Falcons in training camp in 1982, but got a second chance with the Birmingham Stallions of the United States Football League. He kicked for two seasons there, having a fine rookie season but then suffering an injury that shortened his 1984 campaign.

   Norwood then jumped to the Buffalo Bills in 1985, and he stayed with the team through 1991. Norwood was extremely accurate, which helped get him into the Pro Bowl for the 1988 season. But he didn’t have great range, something which became evident when he couldn’t hit a 47-yarder at the end of Super Bowl XXV.

   Norwood was cut after the 1991 season, and retired to Virginia. He moved into private business.

--- Budd Bailey

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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. He covers the Bandits and running for The News when not working as an editor.

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