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Bills elect six captains for 2011 season

Posted Sep 10, 2011

The Bills voted earlier this week and have elected six captains for the 2011 season. The offense, defense and special teams each have a pair of representatives. Four of the six captains for Buffalo will be serving the team in that capacity for the first time.

On offense Ryan Fitzpatrick has been named a captain for the first time in his career with Buffalo. The Bills starting quarterback was a player the team rallied around last season when he took over under center in Week 3.

Fred Jackson is the other captain for the offense. He too is a first-time captain in his tenure with the Bills. Jackson has led the team in rushing each of the past two seasons, and has been referred to by Fitzpatrick as “the heart and soul” of the team.

On the defensive side of the ball the elected captains are both serving for the first time as well. Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kyle Williams and veteran inside linebacker Andra Davis will be the leaders on George Edwards’ unit.

Finally on special teams two familiar leaders will reprise their role as captains. Brian Moorman was named a special teams captain for the sixth time in his Bills career. Joining him in that role is George Wilson, who was elected for a fourth time in his tenure with the club.

All six players will wear a captain letter ‘C’ on the shoulder of their jersey this season.