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All-Time Team punter preview

The nominees for the punter position numbers five with only one spot available for the Bills 50th Season All-Time Team.

One candidate was named to the Bills 25th Anniversary Team, another has been to a pair of Pro Bowls with the remaining candidates relatively accomplished as well.

Remember you can register to vote for the 50th Season All-Time Team online at

Here's a brief preview of the men who often kicked Buffalo out of trouble over the past 50 years.

Greg Cater (1980-1983)
A former 10th-round pick of the Bills, Cater was Buffalo's primary fourth down man for four seasons.

He stands first all-time in team history in punt return average against (7.1 yards) and sixth in total punting yards in a Bills career.

Cater also ranked fourth in Bills annals in net punting average.

John Kidd (1984-1989)
Kidd did a lot of punting early in his career for the Bills during some lean years. With 88 punts in 1984 and 92 in 1985, Kidd was busy in his efforts to pin the opposition back.

After six seasons in a Buffalo uniform, Kidd finished fourth in team history in punting yards, fifth in gross average and third in net punting average.

He also holds the team record for fewest touchbacks in a 16-game season with just two in 1988.

Paul Maguire (1964-1970)
The master of the 'coffin-corner' kick, Maguire served a number of roles on special teams for the Bills besides punter. He also was a reserve linebacker.

In Buffalo's first AFL Championship season, Maguire had just five of his 65 punts returned. The AFL's all-time leader in punting yards (29,909), Maguire also stands third all-time in franchise history in that category and second in gross punting average (42.1).

One of his most memorable plays came when he was not even acting as the team's punter. In the 1965 AFL title game, Maguire made the last two critical blocks on Butch Byrd's 74-yard punt return touchdown in the Bills 23-0 AFL Championship win over San Diego.

Maguire is also one of just 20 players to have played during the entire 10-year existence of the American Football League.

Chris Mohr (1991-2000)
One of the best hang time punters in team history, Mohr was an expert at forcing opponents to make the fair catch.

Mohr and his coverage unit allowed just 15 punts to be returned against the Bills in 1991 surrendering just 53 yards in 16 games that season. It's a franchise best in a non-strike season.

The team's all-time leader in punting yards (31,220), Mohr also stands first in team history in punts downed inside the 20-yard line (187) and fourth in gross punting average (40.6).

Brian Moorman (2001-present)
Entering his ninth season with the Bills Moorman is the team's all-time leader in career gross punting average (43.2) and net punting average (37.3).

Moorman also stands second all-time in punts downed inside the 20 (179) and holds the team record for most punts inside the 20 in a single game (5), which he has done nine times in his career. He also has the single season record for most punts downed inside the 20 (33).

Named to two consecutive Pro Bowls (2005, 2006) as well as first-team All-Pro, Moorman is second in team annals in total punt yards.

A multi-dimensional threat, Moorman has also executed fake punts for first downs and thrown a pass for a first down. But his most memorable play was a 19-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Denney on a fake field goal in a 2008 win over Seattle.

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