Bills Life: Lawson matches up against college teammate

Posted Sep 12, 2017

In this week's Bills Life, defensive end Shaq Lawson reunites with a former teammate at Buffalo's home opener, a group of Bills players get together to support a good cause and former NFL player Joe Ehrmann, takes a trip back to Western New York.

1. Lawson matches up against college teammate

Sunday’s game against the New York Jets was a college reunion for several Bills players, including defensive end Shaq Lawson. Taking the field against his former Clemson teammate wide receiver Charone Peake, Lawson enjoyed seeing a member of the Tiger family. Following the game, the two exchanged jerseys and took a photo.

Clemson family @clemsonfb #brotherhood

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2. Bills players team up to support the P.U.N.T Foundation

On Friday, Sept. 8, a group of Bills players including, Colton Schmidt, Lorenzo Alexander, Stephen Hauschka, Reid Ferguson, Eric Wood and Preston Brown, attended the P.U.N.T Foundation’s 11th annual Wine Pairing event. The foundation, started by former Bills punter Brian Moorman and his wife in 2004, assists children in Western New York who are battling cancer. Each year, the event makes a difference by raising awareness and funds to support local families. The Bills were grateful for an opportunity to hear from Moorman and members of the community who have been impacted by pediatric cancer.

For more information on the P.U.N.T Foundation, visit here.

3. Buffalo native and NFL alumnus Joe Ehrmann speaks to WNY coaches

Joe Ehrmann, Buffalo native and former NFL athlete, recently made a trip back to Western New York to speak to group of local football coaches and administrators. Hosted on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at New Era Field in the Paul Maguire Club, Ehrmann and Jody Redman, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the InSideOut Initiative, shared an important message on the impact of coaching in the lives of young athletes. Author of the popular book, “InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives,” Ehrmann explained that at any level, coaches have a platform which allows them to act as mentors and teachers. 

"We've got to reclaim the transformative power in the lives of young people to help them…that’s what our purpose is," said Ehrmann. “Sports ought to be about the elevation of the human spirit of every young participant. Sports will engage more individuals, more families, more communities, in a shared activity, than any organization…in this society.”