Joe D joined the Bills as their first round pick, 26th overall, in the 1973 NFL Draft.
Joe earned all-pro honors each season during a six-year period from 1975 through 1980.
DeLamielleure was named to the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1970s.
Joe was equally adept as pass protection as he was run blocking.
A great pulling guard, Joe D led the way for O.J. Simpson who became the league's first 2,000-yard rusher.
DeLamielleure anchored the Bills' offensive line that earned the nickname "Electric Company" because they turned on the "Juice" - O.J. Simpson.
Joe D was traded to Cleveland in 1980 where his success continued. He earned his sixth Pro Bowl berth following his first season with the Browns
Joe addresses the media following the announcement of his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2003.
Joe D was formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 3, 2003.
Joe's Hall of Fame mural.
Joe's Hall of Fame bust.