Bill Polian to Serve as Keynote Speaker at UB Football Kickoff Luncheon
BUFFALO, NY – Former NFL executive and current ESPN analyst Bill Polian will serve as the keynote speaker for the University at Buffalo's Football Kickoff Luncheon. Presented by Tim Hortons and Millennium Airport Hotel, the event will take place on August 1 at the Millennium Airport Hotel in Cheektowaga.
Polian will serve as the keynote speaker for the luncheon that starts at 11:30 am. One of the most accomplished front office executives in NFL history, Polian helped build multiple successful franchises during his 24 years as a general manager. In all, his teams made 17 playoff, eight conference championship game and five Super Bowl appearances, including the Super Bowl XLI champion Indianapolis Colts. He also has the distinction of having drafted four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning, arguably one of the top players ever to play the position.
Polian rose to prominence as general manager of the Buffalo Bills for seven years (1986-93). He constructed a team that made the playoffs six consecutive seasons (1988-93) and won four straight AFC Championships, reaching an unprecedented four consecutive Super Bowls (1990-93). Before Polian was promoted to GM, the Bills had suffered back-to-back 2-14 seasons and fan interest was at an all-time low. Polian was originally hired as director of pro personnel in 1984 and was instrumental in the signing of Bruce Smith to his first NFL contract.
Polian will be joined at the dais by head coach Jeff Quinn and a few of the key Bulls of 2012. Entering his third season at the helm of the UB football program, Quinn will give fans an inside look on what the Bulls have in store when they take the field on September 1 at Georgia. The event will be emceed by Paul Peck, who serves as the voice of the UB football team on WECK (1230) AM.
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