BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Bill Polian presented Marv Levy into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. Levy will now have a chance to return the favor. On Wednesday the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced that Levy will present Polian when he is inducted into the Hall of Fame on August 8, 2015.
“He is one who cared about everyone in the organization,” Levy told news 4 sports Lauren Brill. “It was his mantra, the total organization wins not just a great quarterback, or a great coach or a great any one person.”
During Polian’s tenure as general manager for the Buffalo Bills, the Bills went to three straight super bowls from 1990-1992. Levy told Brill that he believes Polian is the greatest general manager in the history of pro football.
Levy listed some of Polian’s characteristics as a general manager.
Levy said, “Intelligence, love of the game, caring about others, studying, his ability to bounce back when things did not go right.”
“I am so thrilled he can be part of this because I would have not had a career in professional football if it was not for him. I was a fledgling scout with the Montreal Alouettes,” Polian explained. “Marv never laid eyes on me. I knew who he was, he had no idea who I was. Being Marv Levy, he read the scouting reports and took an interest in me.”
In the past Levy has presented other Bills entering the Hall of Fame including, Andre Reed, Thurman Thomas and Jim Kelly.