Photos: First GCC golf tournament to raise money for scholarships
This is Booker Edgerson, a star cornerback with the Buffalo Bills in the 1960s.
When I told Edgerson that I'm a little rusty on my Bills' history because I'm a lifelong San Diego Chargers fan, he smiled and said, "then you must know Lance Alworth."
Of course, I know Lance Alworth. I used to watch Alworth play, though I was very young at the time.
"I'm the only man to catch Lance Alworth."
"You ran down Lance Alworth?"
"Yup, I ran him down."
In fact, Edgerson's Wikipedia page notes that he's the only man in NFL history to catch Alworth from behind.
"I played against him my whole career," Edgerson said. "We came into the league together. Man, he was tough to cover."
Edgerson was playing in a golf tournament Monday at Stafford Country Club to benefit the scholarship fund at Genesee Community College. He was one of five former Bills players, and former Lions player, who participated in the tournament. This is the first year for the tournament, but the planning committee is already talking about next year.
The only man to catch Lance Alworth ... that's quite a line on a professional football resume.