The Buffalo Bills are proud to announce that Geno Allport has been selected as the Bills 2021 Fan of the Year.
Allport currently is a Preceptor and Alumni Coordinator at Vertus Charter School in Rochester, NY, where he helped start the school's first ever football program. He also recently became the commissioner of the Albion Youth Sports Athletic Program. Allport has spent the past 20 years with AYSAP, performing many roles such as equipment manager, fundraising coordinator, statistician, water boy, set-up and clean-up crew, coach at all games, and fan/player safety coordinator.
Allport got into coaching football when his son was seven and hasn't stopped ever since. He is directly responsible for the success that their youth football program in Albion, NY, has seen over the past nearly two decades. He is involved in Heads Up which promotes the safety and care of safe tackling and goes to conferences all over the country.
Allport's Bills fandom is all thanks to his late father who had been a season ticket member since 1974. Allport and his siblings gifted their father a brick located outside of the Bills Store with his name and hometown on it. They presented the brick at last game his father attended on 11/28/99 before his untimely death in March of 2000. They've attended almost every home game since, a new family tradition. A tradition that Allport now passed onto his four children.
Allport's son Tre, who nominated him, proudly boasts that outside the 2020 season, he has only missed four home Bills games since he was seven years old. He knows that it's all thanks to his dad and is glad he was born into this Bills family.
The Bills surprised Allport Thursday night at his team's football practice in Albion, NY. With around 65 kids aged 6-12 attending the practice, Allport got to hear the good news and celebrate with his family, friends and players. Congratulations Geno!