The Bills' all-time leading punter is returning to Buffalo this Sunday.
Fan favorite, Brian Moorman will be the Bills Legend of the Game Sunday afternoon when the Bills host the Atlanta Falcons.
Moorman punted for the team from 2001-2013. He was released partway through the 2012 season but then was brought back early on through the 2013 season. He had a lot of memorable moments throughout his time in Buffalo but for Moorman, the reception he got from fans when he returned in 2013 is at the top of that list.
"When I came back the second time, they welcomed me back with open arms," Moorman shared. "We were playing the Bengals and I was about to punt before the end of the first half and they gave me a standing ovation and cheered like, I'd never heard them cheer before. That feeling was second to none, quite frankly."
Moorman was selected to Pro Bowl and named first-team All-Pro in consecutive seasons from 2005-2006. Moorman holds many records in Bills' franchise history including longest punt (84 yards), most punts inside the 20-yard line (259), highest punt average in a single game (57.8 yards) and most career punts (923). The former All-Pro also ranks fifth in franchise history for most games played (190).
Moorman is extremely honored to be coming back as the Legend of the Game and can't wait to be surrounded by the rowdy environment inside Highmark Stadium. He's proud of how the team has overcome tough times through the 2021 season and with the AFC East still on the line, Moorman knows it's going to be an electric atmosphere.
"I think just their resiliency and how they've stood strong and continued to deal with the adversity throughout the season, it shows a lot," Moorman said. "It's a testament to the coaching staff and to the resilience of the team. They've gotten through a lot and to be able to go in and beat a team like the Patriots that were as hot as they were last week shows that it's so important to be playing this well into the season. We just need to close out these last two games and we'll have a great bit of momentum going into the playoffs. That's all you can really ask for, especially considering everything going on."
During his time in Buffalo, Moorman started the P.U.N.T. Foundation which strives to make a difference for children in WNY who are fighting pediatric cancer. Since his playing days, Moorman has always loved the Buffalo community and it's important to him to give back to such a passionate fan base.
"They have such a connection with the team and their success," Moorman said. "It doesn't matter good bad or indifferent they're always there and doesn't matter if the weather's good or bad, they're gonna be there to support you. So, it was a great experience and I enjoy continuing to be part of the Bills Mafia family even after I've retired."