Buzz Guy

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Buzz Guy
No. 60, 63
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: March 20, 1936
Place of birth: Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
Date of death: November 25, 2010(2010-11-25) (aged 74)
Place of death: Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Lincoln (PA)
College: Duke
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 3 / Pick: 34
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 44
Games started: 7
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Melwood Norman "Buzz" Guy, Jr. (March 20, 1936 – November 25, 2010) was an American football offensive lineman who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) and the American Football League (AFL).[1] He played college football for Duke University.

Early years[edit]

Guy hails from Ellwood City, Pennsylvania where he played for the Lincoln High School Wolverines. Following graduation in 1954, he attended Duke University where he played college football. According to his obituary, he was known as Buster in high school, a more fitting name for a star athlete than "Melwood from Ellwood". Later Buster was shortened to Buzz because Duke athletics eschewed multisyllabic monikers in the 1950s.[2]

An offensive lineman, Guy saw action in the 1955 Orange Bowl in which the Blue Devils rolled over the Nebraska Cornhuskers 34–7. Following the game, Nebraska Head Coach Bill Glassford singled out the play of Duke's offensive line as the key to the game, saying, "That Duke line outcharged us".[3] He left school with one year remaining of eligibility to join the NFL.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

He was selected in the third round (34th overall) of the 1958 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. The Browns were using him at defensive end,[5] before being waived on September 22.[6]

New York Giants[edit]

On October 7, 1958, he was signed as a free agent by the New York Giants.[7] He played two seasons as a backup offensive tackle and offensive guard.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Guy was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960 NFL Expansion Draft and became the first starter at right guard in franchise history. He registered 7 starts, before being passed on the depth chart by Mike Falls. He was released on September 5, 1961.

Denver Broncos[edit]

In 1961, he was signed as a free agent by the Denver Broncos of the American Football League and played in 9 games as a backup offensive lineman.

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