Bills honor Lou Saban on 50th anniversary of winning second AFL championship

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — A half century ago the Buffalo Bills made waves as they clinched their second AFL championship, and now a Bills organization with a new face is set to honor that team.

As part of that commemoration, the Bills added to their Wall of Fame Lou Saban, the former head coach of the Buffalo Bills as they clinched the 1964-1965 AFL championships.

Saban, who died in 2009, ranks second among Bils coaches with 68 wins. He trails only Marv Levy, a fellow Wall of Fame coach.

“Dad would be thrilled,” Barbara Saban, his daughter, said. “This is home, he was a Buffalo Bills kinda guy, he was a blue collar kinda guy, and he would be thrilled.”

The former head coach joins a number of notable names on the Wall of Fame, but is placed next to broadcasting legend Van Miller, whose name joined the Wall of Fame in 2014.

The honor took place at halftime in of one of the most highly anticipated games in recent Buffalo Bills history. The Bills took the field against the Colts to open the 2015 season. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s