Joe DeLamielleure, Class of 2003
Guard - 1973-79, 1985 Buffalo Bills, 1980-84 Cleveland Browns
The Buffalo Bills used their first round draft pick in 1973 on Joe DeLamielleure, an All-America guard from Michigan State. He quickly proved he could compete at the NFL level by earning All-Rookie honors. A cog of the Bills' famed "Electric Company" offensive line, Joe D and his linemates "turned on the juice" helping O.J. Simpson become the first player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season.
DeLamielleure was named All-Pro six straight times, 1975-1980 and was selected to six Pro Bowls. A member of the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1970s, Joe was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003. Joe's HOF Bio>>
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National Scout, Houston Texans
George Saimes, a native of Canton, Ohio, has spent the past 30-plus years as a scout in the National Football League. Since 2000, he has served as a national scout for the Houston Texans. He embarked on his scouting career after a stellar 10-year career as a defensive back with the Buffalo Bills (1963-69) and Denver Broncos (1970-72). A five-time All-Star in the American Football League, he was named to the AFL's All-Time Team.
George began as a scout for BLESTO in 1974 and stayed with the scouting company through 1981. After two seasons as a scout with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he moved on to the Washington Redskins in 1984. He was with the Redskins for 16 seasons including the last 11 as the Director of College Scouting before joining the Texans on March 24, 2000 as the team's first national scout.
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