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This Birthday in Buffalo Sports History: Jamie Mueller

(Born October 4, 1964) -- There have been five players in NFL history who played college football at Benedictine College. Jamie Mueller is the one you know about, at least if you lived in Western New York a little more than 20 years ago.

Mueller was a two-time NAIA All-American at the Atchison, Kansas school. One of the Bills’ scouts must have made the trip to the Midwest, because the team drafted him in the third round in 1987.
Mueller was 6-foot-1, 235 pounds, and made the team at fullback. He ran for 354 yards in his rookie year, which became his career high.

The running back stayed in a backup role for the next three seasons, sometimes coming on in short-yardage situations. There was only one football back then, and Thurman Thomas usually got it when the Bills wanted to run.

Mueller’s last season was 1990 when he ran for 207 yards. He helped the Bills reach the Super Bowl that season. His career ended at that point.

-- 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.