Joe DeLamielleure was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 1973 NFL draft. He was already known as a swift-pulling offensive guard and an All-American at Michigan State. In his first year with the Bills he earned all-rookie honors. He then went on to play in 185 consecutive games. DeLamielleure was selected All-Pro and All-AFC every year from 1975 to 1980, and is a member of the NFL’s 1970s All-Decade Team.
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