Surrounded by a large gathering of media following the season finale in 1973 when he became history's first 2,000-yard rusher, O.J. Simpson insisted his offensive line accompany him in any post-game interviews. He declared the record never would have been possible without the sterling efforts of the blockers in front of him.
For their efforts the 1,000-Yard Foundation of Appleton, Wisconsin awarded the Outstanding Blocker Award to the entire Bills offensive line of 1973. The award can be seen by visitors to the Hall of Fame in the Hall's Exhibition Rotunda.
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