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May 16, 2013: Doug Whaley named GM

Posted May 16, 2014

The Bills named Doug Whaley the 12th general manager in franchise history on May 16, 2013.

May 16, 2013 – DOUG WHALEY NAMED GENERAL MANAGER

Doug Whaley was named the 12th general manager in franchise history after Buddy Nix stepped down. Whaley was originally hired as Assistant GM/Director of Pro Personnel in 2010 and has overseen all Player Personnel since 2011.

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Also on this date in Bills history:

May 16, 1966 – THURMAN THOMAS' BIRTHDAY

RB Thurman Thomas played for the Bills from 1988-99 and was inducted onto the Wall of Fame in 2005 and in to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007. He played in 173 games for the Bills and ran the ball 2,849 times for 11,922 yards and 65 touchdowns.

WATCH: Thurman's HOF Speech

May 16, 1979 -- BILLS ACQUIRE ANOTHER SIMPSON

The Bills acquired S Bill Simpson from the Los Angeles Rams for an undisclosed draft choice.