40 Years After


Joe DeLamielleure is walking to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Golden Anniversary Reunion. His Pounding the Pavement for Prosthetics Walk from Buffalo to Canton is to raise awareness and support for the GRACE’S LAMP organization that deals with young children who grow out of their prosthetic legs but cannot afford the high cost of new adult prosthetic legs. Read story>>> | Support Grace’s Lamp>>>

9:05 a.m. EDT

Wow! Memories came flooding back to me this morning as I arrived at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. It was 40 years ago (that’s hard to believe) that I played my first NFL game in what was the first-ever game in the brand new stadium (then called Rich Stadium).

I’ll say it over and over again, I consider myself blessed. Here I stand, at age 62, healthy and able to take on this challenge for such a great cause.

I am ready to go! I had a great dinner last night as I carbo-loaded with some great Italian food from Chef’s in downtown. I’d like to give a special thanks to my friends there for picking up our meal.

I’m also appreciative of some great coverage of this story in Cleveland. Check out this article:
Tom Reed, Plain Dealer

I’ll hit the road around 10 a.m. this morning and will check in along the way to Canton!

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