Former Bulls Headed to Super Bowl
BUFFALO, NY - Former University at Buffalo football standouts Jamey Richard and Drew Willy are headed to the Super Bowl.
Richard, a center who saw special teams action in the Indianapolis Colts 30-17 win over the New York Jets on Sunday, and third-string quarterback Drew Willy are headed to Miami as the Colts will play in Super Bowl XLIV against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, February 7.
They join Bulls' great Gerry Philbin and Gemara Williams as the only UB players to ever participate in a Super Bowl. Philbin won Super Bowl III with the New York Jets, who, ironically, upset the Colts in that game. Williams was on the practice squad of the New England Patriots the year they lost to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII.
Richard, who played at Buffalo from 2004-07, was a three-year starter who has been with the Colts the past two seasons after being drafted in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Richard has seen significant action at both guard and center in his two seasons in Indy, starting seven games in 2008 while earning a spot on the Pro Football Weekly NFL All-Rookie Team.
Willy, meanwhile, was signed by the Colts late in the season after spending training camp with the Baltimore Ravens after being signed by that team as a free agent after his record-breaking career at Buffalo. Willy dressed for the first Colts-Jets game and has spent his other weeks in Indianapolis on the practice squad. Willy, the school's career leader in passing yards, completions and touchdowns, played for the Blue and White from 2005-08 and led the Bulls to the 2008 Mid-American Conference championship.