Mel Swanson

Mel Swanson
Mel Swanson
b. 1954

Year Inducted

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article by Scott Kindberg originally appeared in The Post-Journal on December 25, 2009.

It was a who's-who of Buffalo Bills that night more than 20 years ago.

Andre Reed, Shane Conlan and Darryl Talley were there. A guy by the name of Jim Kelly was, too. Toss in tight end Pete Metzelaars and a couple offensive linemen and it was clear that the Sherman Central School gymnasium was the place to be. The Bills were in the village to play a basketball exhibition against the school faculty.

The game was supposed to be fun.

But then Nolan Swanson, who figures he was about 10 or 11 at the time, saw something that he still can't quite believe.

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