1968 Buffalo Bills Media Guide Yearbook AFL Football – Bob Kalsu

The 1968 Buffalo Bills season was the team’s ninth season.

The Bills' 1–12–1 record in 1968 (a 0.107 winning percentage) is the second-worst in team history: the 1971 Bills went 1–13. They were one of only two teams in AFL history (the other being the 1962 Oakland Raiders) to finish the season with only one victory.

The Bills, coming off a 4–10 season in 1967, fired coach Joe Collier after an 0–2 start in 1968. Defensive backfield coach Harvey Johnson was promoted to interim head coach, where he went 1–10–1 to finish the year.

With the release of running back Wray Carlton, wide receiver Elbert Dubenion the last player from the Bills' original roster in 1960 to still be with the club.

The majority of Buffalo's games were started by backup quarterback Dan Darragh, after injuries claimed the seasons of long-time starter Jack Kemp and new addition Tom Flores. Even Darragh and new addition Kay Stephenson were injured. Ultimately, running back Ed Rutkowski, who hadn't played the quarterback position since college six years prior, ended up starting at quarterback for the Bills.

Buffalo's only win of the season was a home victory over the New York Jets, in which the Bills held a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter before giving up two late touchdowns to the Jets. Ultimately, the Bills were able to hold onto the two-point win.

Also featured was rookie Lineman out of Oklahoma, Bob Kalsu who would soon go off to serve in Viet Nam and would be the only active NFL play to die during the war in Southeast Asia.

We offer a very scarce original AFL 1968 Buffalo Bills media guide (100 pages), all intact, pages are nice and clean, no tears, rips, etc. Overall EX plus condition. Loaded with articles, stats, and photos. The Bills called this their yearbook, today we refer to it as their media guide!

Item: 5125

Retail Price: $150.00
Special Offer
Sale Price: $75.00
You Save: $75.00 (50.00)%
1968 Buffalo Bills Media Guide Yearbook AFL Football – Bob Kalsu