Nick Hennessey
T #79
Danvers, MA
Offensive Line
2009 BUF 1 0

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PRO:  Signed by the Bills as an undrafted free agent in May 2009.

PRO:  Signed by the Bills as an undrafted free agent in May 2009.



  • Promoted from the 53-man roster on January 1, after spending the first 15 weeks of the 2009 season on the team’s practice squad
  • Made NFL debut vs. IND (1/3)



2008:  Started all 12 games at right tackle for the Raiders.First team All-America by the American Football Coaches Association, The Sports Network and Walter Camp Football Foundation … second team All-America by the Associated Press … first team all-Patriot League … first team ECAC All-Star.

2007:  Second team all-Patriot League ... started all 11 games at right tackle ... helped Colgate to finish first in rushing in the Patriot League with 195.6 yards per game.

2006: Earned his first varsity letter ... started all 11 games at right tackle ... offensive line gave up only 1.27 sacks per game.


Personal: Majored in History…attended Andover Academy prep school…other alumni of Andover include Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, as well as New England Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick…parents are Mike and Jeanne Hennessey of Danvers, Massachusetts…born in Salem, Massachusetts…has two sisters…full name is Nicholas George Hennessey.


COMMUNITY: In 2009, Nick participated in the Toyota Rookie Club appearing at numerous community events throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario.  The Toyota Rookie Club helps the franchises newest players become more involved in the Western New York community. Each month, Nick and all first year players did one community appearance as a group.  The Toyota Rookie Club events included a visit to Dave & Buster’s to play video games and host a pizza party with pediatric cancer patients hosted by Brian Moorman’s PUNT Foundation, a visit to the Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute Panthers in Toronto, Ontario to discuss the importance of sport and activity with the student-athletes and to present the football team with $3,000 in new equipment for the school’s football program, and a trip to the Northwest Buffalo Community Center in November 2009 where the Rookie Club Members served Thanksgiving Dinner to approximately 300 children and families.  In addition to serving food, the players introduced themselves to the community members during a brief ceremony, sat and ate with them, and signed autographs. 


The final Rookie Club appearance of 2009 took place at the Annual Bills Holiday Party.  The Rookie Club and Bills veterans hosted nearly 100 children from a number of different local community organizations. The Annual Holiday Party gives children from the organizations an opportunity to celebrate the holidays with the Bills players, Jills cheerleaders, Billy Buffalo, and Santa Claus. The children received a holiday dinner, pictures and autographs and gifts from a wish list that they had previously submitted.