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This Birthday in Buffalo Sports History: Corey McIntyre

(Born January 25, 1979) -- Old-timers remember the years when fullbacks got to carry the ball regularly. Look up such players as Jim Brown, Jim Taylor and Cookie Gilchrist and you’ll get the idea. Then the game changed, and Sam Gash made the Pro Bowl without carrying the ball once.

Corey McIntyre probably wouldn’t mind going back to those old days.

He was born and raised in Stuart, Fla., and earned a scholarship to West Virginia. There he was a linebacker and defensive end . McIntyre did get to carry the ball three times as a Mountaineer.

He went undrafted in 2002, but the Eagles signed him as a free agent. McIntyre popped up in the World League in between stints there. Then it was on to Cleveland, New Orleans and Atlanta.

The Bills needed a fullback in Sept. 2008, and McIntyre was available. He’s been here ever since. Corey hasn’t touched the ball much; his career high in carries before this season was seven. But, Buffalo likes what he does for it.

--- 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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