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Bills Life: The Zay Jones Challenge

Posted Nov 30, 2017

Discover how Zay Jones' impressive move during last week's game has turned into a challenge among some of his teammates and fans, what the Bills are doing to get into the holiday spirit and more in this column.

The Zay Jones Challenge

If you haven’t already seen Bills wide receiver Zay Jones’ hidden talent you might want to check it out. A video of Jones getting up after scoring a touchdown at last Sunday’s game against the Chiefs went viral, and since many have tried to imitate the move – even some of his teammates. Check out how the players and Good Morning Football hosts fared at attempting Jones’ cool trick. 

Bills are getting into the holiday spirit

With the holidays right around the corner, several Bills are already getting into the holiday spirit. On Tuesday, safety Colt Anderson, linebacker Preston Brown, kicker Stephen Hauschka, long snapper Reid Ferguson and punter Colton Schmidt attended the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital annual tree lighting ceremony, hosted for the first time at the brand-new hospital. Players got festive by decorating gingerbread houses and visiting with young fans. 

“[This is] something we’ve done, especially the specialists, because the P.U.N.T. Foundation that Brian Moorman started had ties with the hospital, so we always did the tree lighting there because we would go there and visit the kids,” said Schmidt. “I showed up early to visit with them while they were building gingerbread houses and then after visited rooms for kids who…couldn’t come down.”

 

Eddie Yarbrough helping youth on both sides of the country

For Bills defensive end Eddie Yarbrough, there was no better way to celebrate a Victory Monday than by helping coach young athletes from the Hamburg Adaptive Football Clinic. Spending time with kids is something that is near and dear to Yarbrough, whether that be here in Buffalo or in his hometown in Colorado, where he works with the unified sports program at Grandview High School.

“It’s awesome; anything to give back,” stated Yarbrough. “I am having just as good a time as they are.”

At the end of the practice, Yarbrough had the chance to sign autographs, take pictures and spend quality time with the young fans. 

“I remember being a little kid and having somebody, so called professional, give time and it meant a lot to me. So, it’s awesome to be here and see that same look in their eyes.

It’s My Cause, My Cleats Week!

The Bills are doing more than just prep for the Patriots this week. For the second year in a row, several Bills are participating in the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign. Each player had the opportunity to pick a cause close to them that they will represent on a special pair of cleats they will wear in their Week 13 game. 

It was easy for rookie QB Nathan Peterman to choose a cause to represent on his cleats this week.

“I’m doing JDRF – Juvenile Diabetes,” stated Peterman. “Both my older brothers have it. One was two years old and one was 12 years old [when they were diagnosed].”

In wearing cleats, representing all those with juvenile diabetes especially his brothers, Peterman hopes to raise awareness and work towards finding a cure.

“They’re going to be at the game and on the field,” said Peterman. “It was special. Obviously, it’s been a battle their whole lives, so anything I can do for them [I do] and hopefully they find a cure soon. I worked with them [to design the cleats]. I tried to have a message on there about the foundation and also about finding a cure. That’s the whole goal.”

What Tre White asks, he shall receive

You know you are doing something right, when you get the call from Deion Sanders. Bills rookie cornerback Tre’Davious White intercepted a key pass in the fourth quarter of the Bills vs. Chiefs game on Sunday, and his skills didn’t go unnoticed. After tweeting at Sanders, White received a FaceTime call and a congratulations message from him on his big play.