|Born:||March 7, 1954|
|NFL draft||1978 / Round: 10 / Pick: 255|
University of KentuckyEdit
Will Grant was taken by the Buffalo Bills in the 10th round (255th overall) of the 1978 NFL Draft and became their starting center in his third year (1980) for all 16 games between left offensive guard Reggie McKenzie and right guard Conrad Dobler, replacing Willie Parker (offensive lineman), also the third year of head coach Chuck Knox, when the team won the AFC East division title with Joe Ferguson as the quarterback, but lost their first playoff game to the San Diego Chargers. Grant remained their starting center for the next 5 years, up to his final year in Buffalo (1985), starting in 16, 9 out of 9 (strike year), 16, 16, and 15 games, respectively. In 1981, with Ferguson still at quarterback, the Bills made the playoffs for the second year in a row with a 10-6 won-lost record, won a wild-card match against the New York Jets but lost to the Cincinnati Bengals in the divisional round. After that, the team tailed off to 4-5, 8-8, 2-14, and 2-14 won-lost records. In 1986, Grant was replaced by rookie Kent Hull.
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