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This Birthday in Buffalo Sports History: Buddy Nix

(Born on December 6, 1939) -- You can call yourself a real Buffalo Bills’ fan if you know the real first name of the team’s General Manager. It’s Charles. And now you know his birthday.

Nix was born in Carbon Hill, Alabama, which is in the northwest corner of the state. He was a linebacker at Talledaga High School, which is quite close to the famous auto racing track.

Nix moved on to play college football at Livingston University, and moved on into the coaching field. He served as an assistant at Tennessee-Chattanooga, where he first met up with a young wide receiver named Terrell Owens.

Eventually his career hit the fast track. He worked for the Bills from 1993 to 2000 under general manager John Butler, and followed Butler to San Diego. Nix came back to Buffalo in 2009.

On the last day of 2009, Nix moved into the general manager’s spot. He’s made some moves that were popular at the time, such as signing such players as Stevie Johnson and Mario Williams to contracts. We’ll have to see what the ultimate verdict on his time here will be.

--- 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.