Buffalo All Americans

History


Buffalo, New York had a National Football League team prior to the Bills that operated under three different names: The All-Americans from 1920-1923, Bisons from 1924-1925, 1927 and 1929, and the Rangers in 1926.

The All-Americans had success during its first couple of seasons, posting a 9-1-1 regular season record in 1920 and a 9-1-2 record in 1921, coming within one game of the league's championship that year but losing to the Chicago Staleys in their final game. But the team struggled for the rest of its lifespan. The team went through several owners and name changes, but nothing seemed to work. Finally, after failing to field a team in 1928, it folded after the 1929 season. Tommy Hughitt was a player on the team in the early 20s.

Players of note

Tommy Hughitt
Elmer Oliphant
Gus Sonnenberg
Lud Wray

Season-by-season

Year W L T Finish Coach
All-Americans
1920 9 1 1 3rd Tommy Hughitt
1921 9 1 2 2nd Tommy Hughitt
1922 5 4 1 9th Tommy Hughitt
1923 5 4 3 9th Tommy Hughitt
Bisons
1924 6 5 0 9th Tommy Hughitt
1925 1 6 2 15th Walt Koppisch
Rangers
1926 4 4 2 9th Jim Kendrick
Bisons
1927 0 5 0 12th Dim Patterson
1928 Suspended Operations
1929 1 7 1 10th Al Jolley

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