Favorite memories of #90 Phil HansenOrchard Park, NY (WDAY TV) - It's the start of a big weekend for North Dakota’s Phil Hansen as he gets recognized as one of the greatest to put on a Buffalo Bills uniform.
By: Dom Izzo, WDAY
It's the start of a big weekend for North Dakota’s Phil Hansen as he gets recognized as one of the greatest to put on a Buffalo Bills uniform.
Hi everyone welcome inside Ralph Wilson Stadium where tomorrow Phil Hansen will have his named unveiled as the 27th man in the bills wall of fame. Tonight, a personal experience for Hansen as he got to reminisce with teammates and coaches about his playing days.
Jim Kelly – Pro Football Hall of Famer: “He was a guy you'd want your child to emulate, on the field and off the field. Always gave 100 percent. Never took a down or a practice off. You knew you'd get it all from him. He's deserves to be among all of us.”
Marv Levy – Pro Football Hall of Famer: “He had a fantastic motor. Sure he had ability, but he had the attitude and work that made him such a fantastic player and teammate.”
Andre Reed – Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame: “When the bills drafted Phil out of NDSU, I was like, oh another division two guy, but what a tremendous player. Playing in the shadow of a guy like Bruce Smith isn't easy, but Phil did some many things for us, helped us win a lot of games. Represented division two really well, just a consummate pro.”
Phil Hansen – Inducted tomorrow into Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame : “It's gonna be a little everything. Little nervous to do a talk in front of 70 thousand people. It's excitement, having people close to me here to accept this award with me. It's family, friends, teammates. It's...I’ll be wore out at the end of the day.”
Tomorrow will be electric in Buffalo, as the Bills are coming off a huge road win over Kansas City to open the season. Now with alumni weekend, they'll get to induct one of their adopted own in Phil Hansen.