One of the longest-tenured employees in Bills franchise history passed away Friday. Ed Abramoski, a Bills athletic trainer for 37 years, dutifully served Bills players for almost the first four decades of the club's existence.
An Erie, Pennsylvania native, Abramoski grew up with four sisters and played football and earned a scholarship to play at Purdue University, but a back injury ended his playing career after his sophomore season.
Abramoski was an athletic trainer at the University of Detroit, the Detroit Lions and the US Military Academy prior to being named the head athletic trainer for the Buffalo Bills in 1959.
On two separate occasions in 1990 and 1994, Abramoski received the Buffalo Bills Alumni Association Appreciation Award. He was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.
After retiring from the Bills in 1996, Abramoski was bestowed with his highest honor as his name was added to the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame.
Abramoski was 88-years old.