Tom Day

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Tom Day
Born (1935-08-20)August 20, 1935
Washington, D.C.
Died August 21, 2000(2000-08-21) (aged 65)
Amherst, New York
Position(s) Offensive guard
Defensive end
College North Carolina A&T
AFL Draft 1960 / Round Second Selection
Jersey #(s) 88, 89
Career highlights
AFL All-Star 1965
Honors American Football League Champion, 1964
American Football League Champion, 1965
NFL St. Louis Cardinals
AFL Buffalo Bills
AFL San Diego Chargers
AFL Buffalo Bills

Thomas Frederick Day ("Tippy") (August 20, 1935 — August 21, 2000) was an American collegiate and Professional Football player. A defensive end, he played college football at North Carolina A&T State University, and professionally in the American Football League for the Buffalo Bills and the San Diego Chargers. He was part of the Bills' defense which did not allow a rushing touchdown for 17 consecutive games over a portion of the 1964 and 1965 seasons, winning the American Football League Championship in both years. Day was an AFL All-Star in 1965.

Day said of winning the AFL championship, "Winning the championship is like making love to the most beautiful woman in the world."[1]

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  1. ^ Buffalo Bills 1994 season in review video: "Classics." NFL Films.